All of my Easter memories are good ones. But my favorite would have to be when i was a kid and waking up and running downstairs to get my easter basket. It was like a mini-Christmas, and with a kid's favorite thing-candy. Then my mom, brother, and I would all go out to my aunts and my whole family would be there and all of us kids would have Easter egg hunts in the backyard and try the hardest to get the plastic eggs with the $1 bills in them. :)
Thank you to everyone who wrote your favourite memories! I had such a great time reading them.
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Cupcake Carousel is giving away 4 Easter Cupcakes!!
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Well Cupcake Carousel was on a short hiatus, as we visited Marco Island Florida, just outside of Naples. Not only were we able to enjoy a little sun and relaxation, we were also able to witness my Mom and Step Dad say "I do" in a wonderful beach wedding.
So naturally I offered to bake the wedding cake and cupcakes. My brilliant idea popped into my head while visiting one of my favourite baking stores in Wisconsin called Vanilla Bean. While aimlessly walking down one of their aisles some gold sparkling sanding sugar caught my eye. I picked it up studying it thoughtfully when it hit me...Beach Cupcakes!! I quickly called my Mom and explained my idea, which she loved and thus, Beach Cupcakes were born!
We had our standard chocolate and Lemon cupcakes, then I used Buttercream icing in ivory to use as the background for the sand, applied the gold sanding sugar, then used bright blue Buttercream to pipe the waves on the beach. Lastly I added a starfish and clam shell to the "beach" made from rolled fondant.
Not only were the cupcakes delicious, (I think I ate 4!) but they looked great! Everyone loved how they tied in with the theme of the wedding.
I have been baking since I was pretty much old enough to stand. Ever since burning my fingers on my easy bake oven, I was hooked.
I believe I inherited my love and gift of baking from my Avó (which is Portuguese for Grandmother). She had such a love and passion for food, it was hard not to become caught up in the flavors, textures, and love she poured into each recipe.
I put the same care in each Cupcake and baked good I make. I’ve always loved showing people how much I care about them through baking. That first bite and “Mmmmmm” is what keeps me striving to make the best Cupcakes that, not only look too good to eat, but also taste delicious.
I look forward to the opportunity of baking something special for you!