Hope that everyone had a great Easter Sunday! We had a lot of fun and a lot of food, which was great. We had Easter lunch at the Mandarin with my husband's family and got to spend time with our beautiful nieces and our gorgeous little great-nephew who are always so adorable and funny. They are growing up so fast, but they still enjoy Aunt Marni's baking. This year I made cupcakes for them and packaged them in little cupcake boxes (see picture below). And of course, the 'Easter Bunny' brought little envelopes with some of the green stuff too, since Aunt Marni and Uncle George are no too hip in the department of what the kids are wearing and listening to these days.
These are pics of the tray of cupcakes and cakeballs that I made to bring to the delicious Easter Dinner meal at my parents' house later in the day. Yes, the same day. But we did it! And yes, I did say cakeballs. I hadn't heard of cakeballs until the other day and believe me, they are so good! And super easy to make. All you do is bake a cake (usually I bake my cakes, etc. from scratch, but for this endeavour, I used a mix), take the baked cake out of the pan after it is done and still warm and put it in your mixer in pieces with a container of icing and mix together. Put the mixture in the fridge overnight. The next day, use a melon baller to make cake balls. Melt any type of chocolate (I used white chocolate wafers that I got at the Bulk Barn) and dip the cake balls in using a special dipping spoon and put them on a tray lined with wax paper. Before the chocolate coating sets, sprinkle with whatever type of sprinkle you would like and let the coating set for a few hours. You could use butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or any type for the coating. Check out http://www.allrecipes.ca/ for all kinds of ideas.
Here is a pic of how I packaged the girls and our great-nephew's little cupcakes for Easter. I tried to make the cupcakes look like little nests with eggs in them.
Well, that's all for now. Hoping to get back on the Silhouette today with all of the great things that I learned at the class last week with the continued lesson about print and cut. And Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I better get busy making something special for my amazing Mom.
Hope that you are all having a nice Easter Monday. The three of us are relaxing and puttering around the house, looking for a cottage to rent in the summer, catching up on some t.v., and just enjoying the day off. Hugs and Pugs to everyone!!!!!