Easter Tree Decorations

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Easter is a holiday that I love celebrating!  Spring is well and truly here, the daffodils are up and the tulips are not far behind.  The evenings are getting brighter and the air temperature a little warmer.

Many years ago my younger sister started an Easter tree tradition in our family home.  I was living in Canada at the time and was lucky to find beautiful wooden decorations in a little shop on Bloor West, which I still treasure today.  Over the years I have picked up little bunnies or eggs, but most of the ‘new’ decorations are gifts we have received.

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Easter Cake Bunting!

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Cake bunting is a fun and simple DIY craft project.  When you fancy personalising a cake, but icing skills are not your forte…cake bunting is the answer! To keep things easy for Easter we have a template for you to use. This year I am entertaining a large gang of family and friends and will need lots of desserts.  Cupcakes are handy since they can be made in advance and keep really well too.  I am going to use the Vanilla Cupcake with Raspberry Icing recipe (get it here).  For the butter-cream icing, I will leave out the raspberries and mix smaller quantities of icing with pink, yellow a mauve food colouring gel. Decorate the cupcakes simply…because this Easter it’s all about the cake bunting!

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Mince Pies…Easy Peasy

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Easy Peasy Mince Pies! Many years ago mince pies were filled with beef and game. Over the years they have evolved into a sweet pastry, filled with stewed fruits, suet and a dash of whiskey or port! The mince mixture is made a few months in advance to allow the flavors develop and the pastry is made from scratch, a method that I welcome you all to try!  But here at The Simple Owl we know everyone loves the gratitude of presenting freshly baked goods to waiting guests, but might not like the all the hard work involved!

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