Easter was 2 weeks ago, its crazy how the time flies, I swear it feels like it was last week! Anyway, that means it’s taken me 2 weeks to write this blog, which is shameful I am very sorry!
I did give you a little peek into what I was planing, http://newgirlontheblog.me/2015/04/02/this-weekend-can-only-mean-one-thing/, but this blog shows you how it all turned out 🙂
So first of all, I baked some Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes, generally following this recipe, http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/lemon-curd-cupcakes/, with lemon buttercream, chocolate flakes on top, with cute little chicks. I also made a chocolate nest using bashed up Salted Pretzels (to look like twigs) and normal milk chocolate. You are pre-warned though this chocolate and salt combo is irresistible. Topped off with a whole packet of mini-eggs. Finally, once all the baking was over, all that was left was the assembling of the “easter garden”!
My Aunt got me the wooden crate from the market, which I have kept because they can always be used over and over again! I filled it with straw, which I bought at the pet/farm shop in Liphook, the assistant thought I was totally bonkers buying a small bale of straw for a hamper, but at only £3.99 it can also be used for many many many hampers to come!
I bought a few little things to go in it from various places, John Lewis had this fantastic little bird, and I went to Tiger (amazing shop!) where I bought lots of different metallic coloured eggs, plus this little bunny from Lidl was only 75p!
I also bought some Tulips and baby Tete-a-Tete’s from the market in Guildford, as I thought some flowers will totally lift up the feel of the hamper!
I had some little green juice bottles which I stuck with blu-tack to the side of the wooden crate, I cut the tulips down to fit in them and then I ‘planted’ the mini daffodils at the back!
Once the important parts were in, I filled the rest of it up with the cupcakes, chocolate nest, and used the metallic eggs to fill in any gaps!
Et Voila, C’est fini!
I hope this inspires you to do something fun next year, it really doesn’t take a lot of effort! Just baking some cupcakes, buying a few bits and bobs and then max an hour putting it all together, for what I can guarantee is a very long term satisfaction!