Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Baking Fun!


Robin's egg cupcakes
made with this carrot cake recipe


and inspired by Martha's baby bluebird cupcakes.
{I need to practice making those baby birdies with their cute little beaks!}


A Mother / Daughter baking day with my sister, Doreen.



The sweets and treats were wonderful
but the sweetest treats were the
hugs and kisses
and special
closeness
we felt
with
each other
and
with family and friends
near and far.


I wish you a lovely week filled with
small wonders
that
bloom into big joys!
~Maria


ps. Thank you for the Easter baking ideas, Koralee!
pss. Thank you for sending me your fun cupcake photo, Cassandra!

17 comments:

Diana said...

So I would like to know how the lovely Maria doesn't gain weight while baking all of these beautiful goodies? You do taste test them right?
I much say those little nest and birdie cupcakes ar just adorable. I'll bet they were a hit!
Love Di ♥

francis said...

Oh delicious Koralee and fun fun fun.
I look forward to Easter 2012 when my granddaughter ( who will be born next month ) will be here to enjoy my baking !
Overhere it's incredible looks like summer . I'm so glad with my garden and the new privacy !
I wish you beautiful garden time too ! and lots of happinessssss

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How wonderful and fun...didn't get to any baking this year since we spent it out of town, but I need to remember this for next year!

Cookware said...

My daughter always bakes with grandma for Easter. They made so many cookies and cupcakes I think we'll still be eating them next year! It sure is fun and tasty. I tried a new recipe, a bread from scratch and it turned out just lovely.

Julie Harward said...

I was hoping you would do a post about all this beautiful baking! I loved every bit of it..so Easter! Thanks for sharing it all :D

It's me said...

Wowwww...look at that !! amazing !!..i like your cupcakes darling.....they are great !! happy new week darling...have fun !! love Ria...xxx..

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

It clearly show you were having a good time, Maria. The bunny cookies are super sweet. I have never made bunny cookies, should do so next year.
Your words always, always make me think, Maria. How wonderful is your 'small wonders that bloom into big joys'!
Much love for a happy Tuesday xxxx We are still in Pennsylvania, sun, warmth, a swing chair for everyone and the game 'guess an animal starting with the letter ...'. Unfortunately, Quinten is just a little too young to play along. He lays back on Mark's lap and listens, looks and listens to all of us.
xxxx

Gloria said...

Beautiful posts I have missed here,,,all of them! We are on Easter break from school, our grandson is playing his first baseball season. Exciting times,,,a lot of firsts going on. Your baking photos are perfect. What sweet memories you are making for all of the ones you love so!!

Those pink calla lillies are so gorgeous,,,just like all of your baked goods!! Glad you had a great Easter celebration...:)

Sweet blessings to you dear Maria!

xoxo...Gloria

koralee said...

your little bird nest are adorable my sweet friend...Oh what a lovely day...just wish I could of joined you all...all I can say is JOY x100!

Hugs and love. xoxoxo

Adorable pink buns in the shape of a heart!!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything is so pretty! The memories your created are also beautiful!

Eydie said...

I enjoyed my visit.
Your blog is so refreshing and filled with such beauty.
I look forward to visiting again soon.
xoxo

francis said...

I am ....... did I wrote you a comment for Koralee ? How on earth is this possible ? Sorry Maria ...
Now I am curious if I wrote the comment for you on Koralee's blog .
I do not drink alcohol so .....
It's a mistery .
But ... What I wanted to write was I am always so happy when I visit your blog . It's realy your CALM ENERGY that is so wonderful. How you choose the words and the images . Always to think longer and be quiet .....
I am so glad we are friends .
Overhere its like summer .
All my best for you !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Maria, these are just sweet and beautiful! Have a marvelous mid-week and thank you for the joy! Anita

dcrelief said...

I didn't think I was hungry, yet I'm sitting here salivating!
Have a wonderful week!!

Martina said...

This looks so delicious, and almost too pretty to eat. The blue eggs are so pretty! There's nothing like self baked things to add joy to family life! Happy thursday :)

Doreen said...

Hi Maria,
I've been away from blogging for a few days. So I'm here a little late. Yes- our baking day was sooo fun and so sweet- A wonderful day to remember. Thank you for putting together such a lovely post.

forgetmenot said...

All of your Easter treats look so pretty as well as probably tasting great. Mickie :)