Originally published April 2012
I don’t think I am alone in the craze that is pinning on Pinterest. Most of what I have pinned/liked have been recipes. I was inspired by two pins this Easter, mainly because I am addicted to Cadbury Mini Eggs and needed to use up the kilogram bag I had. Also being a 4 day weekend for me, I actually had some time to bake.
First up was the easy recipe from The Happy Baker: Mini Egg Shortbread cookies. I only had one problem with the recipe, it did not give an idea of how much one batch would make, so I doubled the recipe. 75 cookies later…..
Everyone at work loved them, and because it is shortbread, I can easily freeze them to eat throughout the year. They were the right texture and the chocolate was a nice crunch without overwhelming the cookie.
Next up was a picture I saw, and after some digging, found out it was from the Peeps website; a cake made to look like a sunflower. I did a chocolate fudge double layer cake with chocolate buttercream (real butter!) and raspberries in the middle. This did not turn out quite how I hoped as I thought that having the Peeps upside down would look better. Unfortunately, I could not secure them and turned them right-side up (which is actually how they were supposed to be once I looked back at the website again). This made the end result messy, and being just a little bit of a perfectionist at times, did not make me feel that I had done a good job.
That being said, there was just enough left at the end of the workday so that @WineGuyTO could have a slice 🙂