Easter is fast approaching ! It’s the first public “celebration” of the year that we all eat chocolate 🍫 The price of Easter eggs are unbelievable!!! (Said by a true Aberdonian)! I was watching “This Morning”, on Sunday and they were giving a run through of all the Easter Eggs you could purchase for your loved ones 🙄… Well my goodness some of the prices were unbelievable.. the first one started off at £12 and I almost fell off my chair (I thought it couldn’t get any worse.. well I am afraid it did get worse…! They eventually got to the very last egg – which was an astonishing, 80 quid !!! 80 quid?!? Who pays 80 quid for a hollow chocolate egg 😳🥵
Well you don’t have to go to that extreme and spend a lot of money! Especially not the equivalent of a months budget for a family food shopping! Why not bake your own Easter Cupcakes ! It’s is an inexpensive and effective way to celebrate Easter and you can still enjoy the chocolate treats- but this allows you to have a little fun in the process!
Easter Cupcakes 🧁
From a really young age I have enjoyed baking and sugar crafting (making little decorations with icing).. in fact at one point during my school years I ran a small sugar craft class at lunch time and taught the pupils. This was many moons ago, I think I have lost my edge since then and could be doing with a little practice 🤣 It’s a very fiddly activity and you need to have a lot of patience, time and attention to detail to do well!
Anyways it was good fun! It got the creative juices flowing and was good relaxation!
Simnel Cake 🍰
My mum also baked a traditional Easter cake which is known as the Simnel cake. This is traditionally decorated with 11 mini balls of marzipan as a symbol of the 11 apostles of Jesus Christ, minus Judas. Instead of marzipan balls she used Cadbury mini eggs because that’s yummier! 🤭 Our cake is a rich and sweet fruit cake covered with marzipan and white icing. If you fancy the recipe please comment below and I’ll post the it up!
Reality VS Instagram Glam
I have honed in on some really cracking shots of my Cupcakes (pun not intended 🤭😂) 🧁 which with the right filter gave you a snap shot of perfection/ glam, but in reality this is what the kitchen looked like…
a “bloddy mess” is what my mother would say! While baking she said “Chloe I am sure you were a less messy baker when you were 5 years old ! 😂🤣 Well what can I say- “I was certainly enjoying myself in the moment and honing in on my inner child.” Get messy with icing sugar and chocolate 🍫 it’s fun 😅- until you have to clear it all up!
What do you need for your Easter Cupcakes? 🧁
🧁A Bettie Crockers vanilla cake kit
( Can be purchased at most supermarkets)
🧁(Vegetable oil, 3 medium eggs 🥚, water )
🧁 Icing sugar
🧁 Chocolate frosting
🧁 If you have icing cutters maybe some roll out icing..
🧁 Cadbury Mini Eggs 😋
🧁 A Cadbury flake of your flush
🧁 Sprinkles (Sprinkles are the BEST!!)
That’s all, oh and an bowl, spatula and an oven! 👩🏼🍳
All this for under a tenner and the price of having fun 🤣
Put a spring in your step and enjoy baking !!! 🧁
That’s all for now!
Happy Easter 🐣
Lots of Love from
“A lifestyle blog written by a scottish Lassie!”