Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking at the Easter Table


At this time of year I like to go and look for the first signs of spring . . .  even in the wild . . . tiny bright green leaves or delicate buds of all colors making their first appearance.
A few sprigs in a vase can add a simple, yet beautiful look to the table.


One Easter I used a bunny shaped chocolate container to cut out some large cookies
and they added some fun.
I rolled them out slightly thicker than the small cookies and baked them until golden around the edges. I let them cool on the cookie sheet for fear of breaking them.
I've been asked for the icing recipe and, although I gladly share it, it's not one I  measure.
Start with about 2 Tbsp of soft butter or margarine in a 4 cup measuring cup or bowl. 
Then add about 2 cups of icing sugar (confectioners sugar) and a few Tbsp of milk. 
Stir well and adjust to a consistency that spreads nicely ... 
adding more icing sugar or milk, as needed. 
For piping, make sure it's not too runny. 
Spread on cookie and let air dry a few hours until set. 
I froze these cookies and thawed them, leaving them to air dry,
 as the icing thawed out wet and then dried again.


Another way to make a pretty centerpiece is to display sugar cookies in a basket.


Behind this bunny, you will notice the Paska used as a centerpiece.
I got that idea from Ellen.


Still another way to use Paska in a decorative way, before it  disappears,
 is to make Paska in cupcake tins and put them in little cupcake baskets or holders.

I hope these ideas inspire you today.
You can find the sugar cookie recipe here
and Lovella's Paska recipe here

4 comments:

  1. So pretty!!!! We were having the first signs of Spring over here till this morning - yikes! Mother Nature has sent yet another snow storm. It looks quite beautiful - if you like that sort of thing lol! Have a wonderful Easter Anneliese - blessings to you and yours.

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  2. I love following your blog... Before reading about your Paska centerpiece, I thought it looked like standing Twinkies drizzling with white frosting and sprinkled with confetti sprinkles. I did not know what Paska was so I Googled it. It would be fun to make your Paska centerpiece...something different, yet fits into the Easter theme, nicely!

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  3. What is the recipe for the icing on the bunnies and how do you get it to look so smooth? Thanks

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    1. Hi Tara, the recipe is there right after the second photo .. I do not measure when I make icing so just stir and add icing sugar or milk as needed until the consistency is smooth and spreads easily, using the back of the spoon or a butter knife.

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