Give Me A Grin For Easter 2012

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh – IT IS CHOCOLATE SEASON MY FRIENDS πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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No joke I get a little bit excited (and a little bit hyper) because

  1. There are chocolate bunnies, eggs, carrots, designs etc. as far as the eye can see in every window display
  2. Easter Warehouses open which are long endless rows of chocolate!
  3. I am eating chocolate as I type

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Besides chocolate ;), I love Easter because

  1. All you amazing bloggers start going festive on me and I devour through the screen all your decadent delights (filled with chocolate – oops how did that sneak in there…)
  2. Easter hat parades, bunnies and cute lil’ chickens make random appearances making everyone smile πŸ˜€
  3. I get to enjoy the holidays for Easter break – YAY!

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Now this is a long post – there is so much to get through and so much time… good stuff right πŸ˜‰

Where should, I start, hmmmm *picks up pencil and begins to tap it on the desk*

Tap…. tap… tap… EUREKA! πŸ˜€

I am going to get you into the Easter spirit. Already claim you have Easter spirit? Doing Lent, eating chocolate, wearing bunny ears, you are good? I don’t think so… πŸ˜›
What is Easter without awesome, gorgeous, wish-you-could-eat-your-screen pictures? Nothing, I agree,Β  absolutely!

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So to get that Easter-vibe in the air, I give you a small amassed collection of amazing Easter creations I have seen and want to share! While I have seen many, no joke, these ones just made me squeal like a giddy five year old kid πŸ˜€

WARNING: Much chocolate is involved. Have a chocolate bar handy. Go Bake Yourself will not be held responsible for any heart palpitations.

In no particular order, allow me to present:

1. Cinna-bunnies by the magnificent Seaweed & Sassafras (cool name right??). Cute puns galore, awesome presentation and delicious cinnamon flavours, these bun(nie)s would definitely adorn an Easter breakfast table!

This picture is directly from Seaweed & Sassafras

This picture is directly from Seaweed & Sassafras

2. Mini Bundt Easter S’mores, found on the incredible This Sweet Wife. For all you campers who will be staring out at the stars at Easter time. this is definitely the most decadent Easter recipe for you! And for those sitting at home, rugged up in front of the fire as Autumn sets in, I guess you can try it too – you know you want to πŸ˜€

This picture is directly from This Sweet Wife

This picture is directly from This Sweet Wife

3. Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bunnies by a newly discovered The Scrumptious Pumpkin. I am a lazy baker. I love taking the easy way i.e. eating the dough instead of the baked product πŸ˜‰ – Celebrate Easter the relaxed way with this beautifully designed, cute like crazy bunny treats!

This picture is directly from The Scrumptious Pumpkin

This picture is directly from The Scrumptious Pumpkin

4. The Happy Spring Cake Cookie Delight by spectacular and one of my closest blogging buddies Bam’s Kitchen is one to be drooled over and marvelled at. She has two sons. One wanted cookies. One wanted cake. So what does this genius do? Put them all into one superb, dripping-with-Easter-spirit cookie cake, bien sur!!

This picture is directly from Bam's Kitchen

This picture is directly from Bam’s Kitchen

5. Easter Basket Cupcakes from the wonderful Dinner, Dishes, and Dessert are exactly as they sound. Sugary edible baskets carrying chocolate with the cutest and most adorable colours ever. Yep, I know I pinched myself too. Aren’t they lovely???

This picture is directly from Dinner, Dishes and Desserts

This picture is directly from Dinner, Dishes and Desserts

6. Mais Queso (Corn And Cheese) Ice Cream Nests from the much revered blog Pinay In Texas are for the adventurous, the daring and the totally food crazy. Chocolate cups, cheese, ice cream? Really can Easter get any more delicious? What a genius creation!

This picture is directly from Pinay In Texas

This picture is directly from Pinay In Texas

I wish I could show you lots more of the wonderful creations I have had the pleasure to drool over but if I did, this post would go on forever (and it is pretty close to doing that already ;))

I will just leave you to two more links in case you have not been satisfied πŸ˜‰


Taking a little break (do not worry, I will be obviously returning to food ;)) I would just like to give a grand shout out to these three absolutely marvellous bloggers who have each awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award – I appreciate it so much πŸ˜€

  1. Heidi @ The Young Grasshopper – A new blogger I have met who has such vibrant personality and food to match!
  2. Lacy @ New York City Eats – A definite sweet-toothed foodie friends whose pictures may just be the most mouthwatering I have ever seen!
  3. Natalie @ Food Atick – Too sweet, too good at baking and cooking and too awesome is best description!

You can find the rules at any of these wonderful blog posts or here – since I have already told you 6 things about my Easter love, I think they have been fulfilled πŸ˜‰

My 7th can be my earliest Easter memory is in Kindergarten, when teachers use to draw bunny footsteps while we went to recess and when we came back, there were eggs on our desks πŸ˜€

I now pass on this honourable award to 15 bloggers – they are food-loving, genuine, and totally awesome! Congrats my friends πŸ™‚

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Now, where were we? Yes, chocolate, Easter and more πŸ˜€
Last year in my food tech classes, we made the most soft and fluffy hot cross buns I have ever had in my life. Wow were they delicious!

This year, I do not have the luxury of relying on school for my Easter baking. Time to take things (chocolate) into my own hands! I always adored the idea of making nests at Easter filled with chocolate eggs. Slowly but surely, an idea progressed in my head which involved the goodness of everything! Chocolate, Easter and a lot of patriotic Australian foodie spirit πŸ˜€

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Ladies, Gentlemen, Bunnies, Chickens and Children, IΒ  present to you: A Chocolate Pavlova Bird’s Nest πŸ™‚

A soft, cracking, melt-in-mouth CHOCOLATE flavoured meringue ‘bowl’ so to speak, with a double melted chocolate cereal nest filling, topped with chocolate birds eggs and served with a side of pretty presentation πŸ˜€

Why did I make a pavlova nest for my Easter eggs? Because I had never seen it before. It gives me a little incentive πŸ˜‰


I can’t even begin to tell you much fun these were to make. First I used this recipe from the infallible πŸ˜€
Beat a little egg, add in some sugar, beat for those peaks a little more and then WHOOSH, add in that sweet lovely cocoa powder πŸ˜‰
Just a little tip – my baking was done in 20-25 minutes so just be careful!

Next up – shaping πŸ˜€
I made 1/2 the recipe (serving one ;)) so I wasn’t able to but if you have enough meringue, this would best be served using this awesome technique

Otherwise use my less awesome and amateur technique πŸ˜›

  1. Draw a circle on a sheet of baking paper
  2. Place on a baking sheet
  3. Spoon your meringue into an icing bag, using a thick round nozzle at the end
  4. Pipe around the circle and fill the centre
  5. Using the back of a small spoon push meringue up the sides from the middle until the middle is thin and there are semi-walls visible on your meringue
  6. Carefully place in oven and BAKE – do not look back πŸ˜‰
Donut meringue? It is a thought...

Donut meringue? It is a thought…

Another little tip – let cool COMPLETELY! Do not even attempt to lift it off the baking sheet until it. is. cold πŸ™‚ (otherwise the bottom comes off and it is all rather dreadful to be honest!)

Moving on…

The filling. Oh my gosh, this filling is so yum. Definitely wouldn’t mind having it for breakfast instead of milk in my cereal πŸ˜€
I got my recipe from here – I would say use 1/2 the recipe for making a whole recipe of these meringues πŸ™‚
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Did I change anything – I am so surprised you keep asking!
I substituted half the dark chocolate with white chocolate since it was lying around and the filling came out beautifully! So addictive *and hence the double chocolate*
Also, you can use any cereal but Cornflakes or/and rice bubbles (rice krispies) give the best effect!

Then just go crazy with decoration (Like I told you at the beginning of this post, those chickens are the most adorable thing in the world!)

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And there you go – your very own Aussie bird nest! Didn’t know magpies kept their eggs in pavlovas down under? You do now πŸ˜€


Lastly my friends, I am going on holiday for a week this Friday! And while I know I am going to have tons of fun, I would just like you to know I will not be food-blogging or even participating in the foodie community time to time, mainly because I won’t have internet access 24/7! So please do not be upset, I am a regular commenter and I apologise in advance (I promise to come back and comment!) πŸ˜€

Also, mentioning my return… my exams will be commencing (half yearly for yr 11) so although my breaks will be cooking and posting, my replying to comments will be slower than it even is now *sorry bout that* so again, letting you know in advance πŸ™‚

Last thing, I promise, I have gotten comments claiming it is hard for people to read this blog on a reader like iPad – if you switch it to Mobile View on any reader, you should be absolutely fine. If it still does not work, just let me know and I will put Frangipanis in another way πŸ˜€

Wait, no sorry I lied πŸ˜›

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! Hope you all have a fun-family-filled chocoholic Easter overflowing with good times and great foods πŸ˜‰
Have a wonderful Easter break everyone and I shall see you on my return with lots more recipes to share πŸ˜€

Lots of Love πŸ™‚

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  4. a320b757 says:

    Absolutely beautiful meringues. I’m working on a savoury one. You can see my attempts at macarons. Tasted ok but I’m lacking the beautiful smooth top. I think this is where the lack of sugar shows. I’m working on it though. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Don’t suppose you have any ideas?


  5. delicieux says:

    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for nominating me. You are so sweet! Your pavlova looks fabulous and I love that adorable nest on top. Too cute!

  6. Adorable post! Love all those gorgeous recipes in your round-up.. and your nest meringues are SO cute! Great post πŸ™‚ Sorry I am so late! Just catching up on my ‘reading’ now πŸ™‚

    • Haha you have more willpower than me my friend – though I suppose you do not need imitations if you have real baby chicks πŸ˜‰ – How utterly adorable πŸ˜€
      I did have a wonderful Easter thank you and hope you did too!

      Choc Chip Uru

  7. spicegirlfla says:

    You are amazing girl!! Congrats on your award, well deserved and you are a princess for sure! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a fun week away! This is a great post, so full of ideas! I didn’t do anything for Easter as I was packing to move but I love seeing all these great photos! You’re pavlova is a fabulous creation!

    • Awww you are very very very kind my friend – your comments always brighten up my day πŸ˜€
      I did have a fabulous Easter thank you and hope you did too (despite your moving which I hope went well!)
      Happy you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚

      Choc Chip Uru

  8. kaleighaubry says:

    Gosh…you and your sweet treats! You make me want to run away to a land of sweetness and never come back from it. My teeth would ache, but apart from that, I would be blissful, oh so blissful…

    • Awww that is one of the biggest compliment anyone has given me πŸ˜€ – Thanks so much! (BTW, you have directions to this land of sweetness?)
      Aching teeth goes away by brushing so the bliss is definitely worth it πŸ˜‰

      Choc Chip Uru

    • Haha thank you my friend πŸ˜€
      I am happy you enjoyed all the Easterness of this post! I did have a wonderful holiday thank you and I hope you did too πŸ™‚

      Choc Chip Uru

    • Thank you so much πŸ˜€
      I am glad you enjoyed both posts and recipes – definitely recommend making a pavlova if it hasn’t been tried before – I promise you will love it πŸ™‚

      Choc Chip Uru

  9. viveka says:

    My dentist would be a happy man if eaten all this under Easter. Love the small nests. Good luck with your exam. Don’t worry about the blog .. there will time later for this.

    • Haha I bet he would πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for enjoying this post my friend πŸ˜€
      Also I appreciate your understanding – my breaks = posts πŸ™‚
      And I am definitely clinging to your good luck πŸ˜›

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Awww thank you πŸ˜€
      I am a huge believer in the whole ‘frowning takes more muscle’ idea πŸ˜‰
      But I can definitely say the same about you!
      I did have a terrific holiday thank you and hope your Easter went wonderfully too πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  10. Fantastic linky loos! πŸ™‚ loving all the Easter treats and happy belated Easter.

    I’m having issues with my google reader. As you know I’m subscribed (remember me sending the screen shot in my reader app?) somehow something has gone funky with google and a LOT of my subscriptions have gone missing. No idea what has happened but I’ve lost a lot of blog subscriptions, yours included. I definitely did not unsubscribe.

    I was wondering why I haven’t seen any posts from you in my reader as your blog is one I remember seeing. So I’m subscribed again (hopefully) but rather sad about a lot of other blogs too. Perhaps time to send a message to Google support, ugh!

    • Thank you my friend on all counts – so happy you enjoyed this post πŸ˜€

      This news about your blown out google reader is terrible – mine actually does not work at all so I understand the frustration :S
      Definitely time to give google a little nudge!
      The only way I manage to keep up with everyone’s blogs now is by commenting on theirs after going through my own comments – it used to be so simple with the reader! πŸ˜›

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

      • I manage to fix the issues and have got it working through an app again (I don’t like Google reader’s interface itself so use an app). I don’t think I could ever keep up by going through comments (not that I get as much as you)! Before the app, I had them RSS bookmarked into a folder in my browser, easy. πŸ™‚

        Also, I know you’ve already got this award but here’s another! Lol. As a new subscriber who has recently found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I’ve just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

        Please come by my blog and check out your award:

        Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    • That is one cool app! I am glad it is working for you again πŸ˜€
      RSS bookmarking is definitely also another great way of keeping up!
      And thank you very very much my friend – trust me, every award gives me the same thrill as the first πŸ™‚
      You are most kind and I too am your new follower!

      Choc Chip Uru

  11. Happy Easter chop chip uru!!! Wow you’re seriously looking forward to holidays which is fantastic! Me too (from cooking school also!) awesome post and v awesome Aussie bush Easter! I seriously loooove pavlova and that’s the type I so wanna sink my teeth into!

    Happy holidays!

    • Wow you go to cooking school? That is so awesome (I would never want a holiday from there ;))
      I am actually looking forward to post-exam period – the whole term will be a holiday then πŸ˜€
      Thank you for enjoying my Aussie bush meets Easter recipe – if you are a pavlova fan, the chocolate version is a must make πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  12. LinsFood says:

    So, all the way on the other side of the globe and we’ve got the same chicks! Hope you had a great Easter! As usual, my sides are splitting, reading your post! Pics are great, recipes awesome, sigh…

  13. Ack! I wish I weren’t so far behind in your blog. This year I was requested to make a pie, but next year I want to try each and every one of these ideas! My little chicks and bunnies were the closest I came to anything thematic for the day πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great break!

    • Haha I know how hard it must be to try to cater for everyone – but by makking all these I think they will be happy πŸ˜‰
      And bunnies and chicks are perfect πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  14. Kristen says:

    Look at all of those amazing treats!! What a great collection you gathered for us!!! And your own addition is a delectable one indeed! Happy Easter!!!!

    • Haha my pleasure my friend – I am glad you are back after the hecticness πŸ˜€
      Thank you also for enjoying my post πŸ™‚
      Hope you had a great holiday!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  15. WOW you really did bake a LOT Uru πŸ˜€ you are such a talented baker for your age and I feel so bad lol I’m still making the easiet recipes ~ LOL

    So glad that you get to go on a break before you come back and do your exams! Stop apologising silly! it’s okay to step away from the food blogging world once in a while and it’s okay to not comment πŸ™‚ we all understand!

    Have a wonderful holiday and good luck with your up coming exams!

    • You may call it an obsession if you wish πŸ˜‰ – And trust me, I am not a talented baker, I am an experimental baker πŸ˜› – the simplest recipes are my life sometimes πŸ˜€
      Also. thank you for understanding – I can’t wait to get out of this rush and come back into the foodie world!
      You are very kind and wonderful my friend πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  16. Mo says:

    ooooh that looks sooo cute ! and so good !
    I also get kinda crazy around all those adorable chocolate ducks, chicks and bunnies…then again it might just be the sugar rush i get from eating them πŸ˜‰

  17. I just showed the picture of your adorable and creative pavlova nest to my youngest ponytail and she keeps saying “mummy can I have that now” mummy I want that now”. And it I had the energy at this very minute I would make it ….but I’m afraid that I don’t. Maybe later this weekend….

    • Awwww, your daughter is too cute – thank you to both you and her for enjoying them πŸ˜€
      Hope you (and her) have fun making and eating it – after a good night’s sleep no doubt πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  18. Cucina49 says:

    You have compiled a lot of seriously gorgeous food here–Those cinnamon bunnies! Your meringues! Passover starts at sundown tonight, so I’m going to have to get creative with dessert over the next week, but I have serious Easter dessert envy.

  19. Kristina says:

    hahah omygod those little birds nests are too cute! I’m obsessed with those little chicks πŸ™‚ I’ve never made a pavlova either, I always see recipes for them but just haven’t given it a try yet – guess I should now! These are so perfect for Easter! Have a great holiday weekend πŸ™‚

    • I know right? Good to know I am not the only obsessed chick fan πŸ˜‰
      Hope you enjoy trying pavlova – it is fun to make and tastes amazing! Glad you enjoyed them my friend πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  20. Purely.. Kay says:

    Congrats on winning another great award. And of course you deserve this one as well :). And you know I love all the chocolatey treats on here today. I would love some chocolate right about now πŸ™‚

  21. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing to me! I love your cute Easter cookies. Happy Easter!

    • Thanks and it was my pleasure πŸ˜€
      And the cookies are not mine πŸ˜› – they are a link up from a blogger friend, Bam’s Kitchen πŸ™‚
      I agree though, they are stunning!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Lols, when I first published it I thought I had made a typo though too πŸ˜‰
      But too young for gin right now so a grin will have to suffice – glad you can still like it πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  22. Deeps @ Naughty Curry says:

    omg, how cute adorable awesome!! i LOVE the chicklets.. the presentation, everything. congrats on the award, have a fabulous holiday and all the veru best for ur exams πŸ™‚

    • Awww thanks my friend, I am so thrilled you enjoyed everything about this festive post πŸ˜€
      Hope you too have a very wonderful holiday and thanks for your good luck cause I will definitely need it!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  23. Alice says:

    that meringue nest looks delicious! once i get a mixer i’m going to whip up some meringue and come back to this recipe. and thanks for visiting our blog!

  24. I am so glad that you posted all of those Easter projects so that I don’t have to post them (Can you imagine me painting like mad to illustrate everyone else’s creations?). The Pavlova looks good (I had a hot chocolate before reading this post). Enjoy your holidays and we’ll all see you when you get back.

    • My pleasure to help out πŸ˜€ – Though your paintings would have looked awesome!
      I am glad you enjoyed the pavlova my friend (and hot chocolate? So craving it now!)
      Have a wonderful holiday too πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  25. grace says:

    thank you so much for the award–what a sweet thing to do. thanks also for all the amazingly clever easter ideas–you have such a creative mind!

  26. I planned on making those little nests with pretzels and chocolate… and then the children ate all the pretzels. Maybe they left us some cornflakes? And thanks for amassing every single photo of delicious Easter food in one place. I totally just stole a piece of my kids Easter candy to satiate the craving. πŸ™‚

    • Haha pretzels is a great idea (and your kids are so cute!)
      And it was my pleasure – I lterally drooled over this section of the post πŸ˜‰
      Glad you had chocolate to get you up πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  27. juanitascocina says:


    I have always been so intimidated by pavlova and refuse to try it! I hope once I do mine comes out as beautiful as yours!

  28. ceciliag says:

    Wow, they told me about you!! and it is true your page is filled with colour, wit and food!! Great post. I love pavlova and yours looked heavenly.. oops my oven is beeping at me.. bread is done! later c

    • Nice things I hope πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for so many kind words! Glad you enjoyed my post and now, I need to go see this bread you need to take out of the oven πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  29. This really does make me wish that Easter celebration would last longer than a day! Then I could enjoy all these treats you have posted here in moderation! I love the pavlovas, great flavors and awesome presentation-yum! Also thanks for the links, some I have seen and some I have not. Great post!

    • I know right? I say a month at least πŸ˜€
      Haha thanks so much for enjoying this Easter pavlova my friend – happy this post was enjoyed too πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  30. navane64 says:

    Oh my gosh gosh gosh!!!!! these all so pretty, cute and adorable. Am loving each one of the pics you have shared.

  31. Liz says:

    What a drool worthy post!!! Your little nests are amazing…I’ll have to save this idea for next Easter! YUM! And all your lovely links have me in the mood for something sweet! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday, my friend!!!! xo

    • Thank you so much πŸ˜€
      And I would love to see you making something extraordinary out of my little dessert next year!
      Glad I have gotten you into the mood as well πŸ™‚
      Happy holidays!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Haha I know right? Thank you and hope you too have a great season!
      Also thanks for letting me know – I have no other complaints so maybe that idea has fixed it πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  32. I’ll have one of each, please! Oh yes, I do love chocolate and I am for sure now in an Easter mood. Congrats on your award, always well deserved. And as always, I enjoyed your post and your pics. Happy Easter to you!

  33. Ramona says:

    You are such a clever girl!! These sweets and treats are beyond adorable!! I must show my kids these because they will go crazy in love with them!! Well done!! Yay for chocolate season! πŸ™‚

  34. You made me grin from start to finish.. when I read it’s chocolate season I thought.. it’s always chocolate season on your blog;) I loved your round up of blogs and recipes and particularly love your photo of your own recipe.. it looks like that little chick is just lifting its head and chirping with sheer joy!! Yummy!! xo

  35. Soni says:

    Love the pavlova and the nest with chicks round it!So cute!Great collection of easter goodies from other blogs out there as well :)Happy Easter and enjoy your holidays πŸ™‚

  36. You really know how to rally everyone to spread the Easter spirit. Love Love Love it! Your nest is brilliant, so adorable I think its gorgeous and so creative! You totally rock and thanks for the blog award I will surely pass it on!

    • Haha that is my job (as appointed by the Easter bunny ;))
      Thank you very much for your kind words!
      Also you are most deserving of the award – hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Thanks my friend πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed it!
      Pleasure to put you both in post and give award – much deserved on both counts!
      Wishing you a safe holiday too πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. elsellin says:

    Thanks for including my cupcakes! You picked some great Easter treats to share. And I love your pavlova, that is one of my favorite treats! I might make some this weekend for Easter!

    • It was my pleasure πŸ˜€ They deserved to be there and I am glad you enjoyed the entire spread!
      Also, thank you for enjoying my own Easter dessert – perfect time to make it πŸ˜‰

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  38. Your pavlova looks perfectly chocolatey! And I love the little chicks all over. So cute! Those cinnabunnies are adorable! I really need to get more into the spirit, first thing will be to go buy some chocolate!

    • Thank you very much my friend (I felt the chicks just gave so much life ;))
      The cinnabunnies were also a huge favourite! Glad I got you getting into the chocolate, sorry, Easter spirit πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  39. grubarazzi says:

    Ohhhh, this looks so cute and yummy. Those little chicks are so cute. I can never resist pocketing a few whenever I see them.

    • Thanks so much my friend πŸ˜€
      And I know right? Little chicks are probably more my weakness than chocolate during Easter (lies!) πŸ˜‰

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  40. Abby says:

    Your nests are the cutest (especially those fluffy little chicks!)…I almost can’t think of eating them, oh who am I kidding? It’s chocolate! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for such kind words! Following you is a joy πŸ™‚ Have a great trip girlie!

    • Aww thanks πŸ˜€
      My intial thoughts exactly but the need for chocolate overcame πŸ˜‰
      It was my pleasure to include you my friend and so nice to know you enjoy my posts!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  41. Dana says:

    You are so right “wish-you-could-eat-your-screen pictures?” I seem to have that issue all year long tho! πŸ™‚ Lovely post as always and congrats on the awards!

  42. I’m loving this post!
    I don’t celebrate Easter so much, just dinner with my family. I don’t even pay attention to window shops, but your post put me in the right mood for Easter so I’m going to take a walk and pictures discovering the Easter-vibe here in Milan!

    • Thanks my friend – confidentially, I do not celebrate it big either (just like you perfectt but simple!) πŸ˜€
      But definitely, go out to fairs, have some Easter fun! Must be so exotic in Milan πŸ™‚

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  43. Thank you so much Choc Chip Uru for awarding me this award. It’s my very first and I’m completely blessed to be a part of your post. I have so much admiration for your incredible talent and enthusiasm and it’s a privilege to be a part of this blogging experience. On other sweet notes, I just love your meringue nests ~ so cute and adorable. I have a real fondness for meringues and using them as a nest is a terrific idea! I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday with your family.

    • I am so happy to deliver you the first blog award of many to come – putting you in my post was too, not optional πŸ˜‰
      Too talented!
      Thank you for both kind words on my blogging and this Easter post – you have a wonderful habit of making my day πŸ˜€
      Have a fabulous holiday!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  44. After reading your latest post I have a strange urge to want to eat lots of… ummm…. Chocolate!!! πŸ™‚

    Remember, it’s chocolate – not diamonds – that are a girls best friend!

  45. I absolutely love the nest as well! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, and just love looking at your blog. Even when I have no time, I find myself scanning the decadent images and drooling at the thought of making them!

    • I am so glad you enjoyed this post my friend πŸ˜€
      And it was my pleasure to give you this award, it was much deserved! Thank you for being so sweet about my blog!

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  46. Thank you so much Choc ChipUru,
    This is so kind and generous of you to give me this award. You really made my day!
    I hope you have a great Easter with family and friends.
    I love the meringue disk , it is so creative and looks adorable. Thanks for the great idea. I would love to make it for my daughter. She will be thrilled!

    • It was my pleasure my friend – you defintiely deserve it out of all the more to come!
      I too hope you have a wonderful holiday season and thank you for enjoying my treat – hope your daughter does too πŸ˜€

      Happy Easter!
      Choc Chip Uru

  47. Happy Easter CCU! I hope the Easter bunny is very good to you this year and supplies you with lots of delicious treats to get you through exams. A girl needs all the help she can get! Good Luck ! Thanks for the sweet mention. I love the cute little nest what a wonderful delicious chocolate idea. Take Care, BAM

    • Haha thank you my friend (and he already is… shh don’t tell :D)
      Chocolate is definitely a study buddy! It was my pleasure for mentioning your beautiful creation and glad you enjoyed mine πŸ™‚
      Happy Easter!

      Choc Chip Uru

  48. samology says:

    Awwww!!! How could you not love this post when you have little chickies staring at you with the cutest expression!! What a creative recipe!! I actually don’t celebrate Easter that much… BUT! It’s the perfect excuse to bake bake bake!!

  49. I love the nest! I looks easy enough for me to make and so I will! Wish me luck. BTW, your “mistake” that I pinned? Last count, 50 people had repinned and no telling HOW many repinned from them………your mistake is famous!!!

    • Thanks so much πŸ˜€ – I promise, it can be made by anyone!
      Haha and I am so glad people ‘enjoy’ seeing my mistake πŸ˜›
      You were most kind to pin it!

      Choc Chip Uru

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