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Bunny and Chick Cupcones and Other Easter Favorites

bunny and chick cupconesI  just got back from the most amazing trip. I spent 10 days in Italy and am slowly recovering from jet lag. I have a lot to say about my experience, but today we are going to talk about Easter. Even though it doesn’t feel like spring here, it is only a few days away. I am going to grandmother’s and am not cooking – but if were, here are a few of my favorite things to make for Easter celebrations.

Bunny and Chick Cupcones – I made these for Dixie Crystals and my kids absolutely flipped over these. Super easy to make (you can use cake mix and canned frosting if it makes life easier for you) and adorable. I found the cute candy bows at Target, but if you are really ambitious, you could make them with fondant.

strawberry chicken salad with poppyseed dressing recipeStrawberry Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing – Whether you are having brunch, lunch, or dinner, this salad celebrates spring. It is light and sweet and savory. To make it more of a meal, I add grilled chicken, but it is great on its own too.

cream cheese biscuit recipe

Cream Cheese Biscuits – I can’t eat Easter ham without a biscuit, and my cream cheese biscuits are my go-to recipe. They cream cheese does something magical to these biscuits.

lemon raspberry pancakesLemon Raspberry Pancakes – Spring on a plate. These pancakes are perfect for Easter breakfast. There is also a picture of my baby in this post that I have not seen in a long time. He will be 6 next week. Crazy!

blue cheese asparagus roll ups

Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls – I’d be interested to know how many of these Blue Cheese Asparagus Rolls I have eaten in my lifetime. This appetizer goes all the way back to my mom’s catering business years and years ago. These are really simple, but incredibly addictive. And a perfect way to celebrate in season asparagus.

honey pistachio cake with honey cream recipeHoney Pistachio Cake with Honey Cream – I really love simple, homey desserts. Especially when you are expecting a more elaborate concoction for a holiday meal. But this cake might look plain, but it is anything but. Serve with some fresh berries and this is a lovely spring dessert for any occasion.

What are your favorite Easter recipes? Feel free to link in the comments section. 

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  1. Katrina @ WVS

    April 16th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Everything is lovely Bree. Easter is such a fun holiday for food since you can really do anything with the menu!

  2. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I agree. It is also great because some years we do brunch, some dinner. But never the same thing year after year. Happy Easter Katrina!

  3. Amanda

    April 16th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    These are so cute!!

  4. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you! And easy. My favorite!

  5. Lauren @ Healthy Delish

    April 16th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    …and suddenly my stomach is growling. Seriously, all of these look so good! That salad! And those biscuits! Those biscuits WILL be making an appearance this weekend.

  6. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Lol! Those biscuits are my fave. Cream cheese does something magical.

  7. Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen)

    April 16th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    those biscuits look so delicious.

  8. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you! I promise, they are!

  9. traci

    April 16th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    These look adorable! Question…
    Directions say “press cone into batter”. Are we supposed to bake the the cupcakes w the cones in them?

  10. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Yup, that is exactly right. 🙂

  11. Shannon

    April 17th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I had the same question – so you press the “top/open” part of the cone upside down over the batter? So, the “stems” of the cone are sticking up while baking?

    If I have that correct in my mind, that would make them less soft than the way my mum made them by pouring the batter directly in the cone?

    They are super cute!

  12. bakedbree

    April 18th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Yup, that is exactly what I did. They pretty soft, but the batter bakes up inside the cone. it’s pretty cool.

  13. Marilee

    April 17th, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Hey Bree! I love your blog!! If you have any tips for Italy (not sure if you went to any culinary schools) for food places, etc I’d love to pick your brain! I am also going for 10 days in May!

  14. bakedbree

    April 17th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Thank you! I didn’t go to an culinary schools, but we did a ton. Feel free to send me an email bree at breehester dot com and I am happy to answer any questions that I can.

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