Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Here are a few pics of the Easter desserts I'll be taking to our family today. They are nothing special, really. With tax season winding down, I didn't have much time, so I used store bought (gasp!) everything. The mix I used was Duncan Hines french vanilla and the icing was Duncan Hines buttercream. I felt kind of bad about doing that, so I thought I would at least decorate the cake with something Eastery and spring-like. I used the pastel colored M&M's for the border on the cake, and topped each cupcake with a couple.

I'm also a HORRIBLE cake froster, but I used some tips from smitten kitchen's website and the cake turned out okay. It's not smooth, but there are no cake crumbs like usual, thanks to her helpful post.

Here is the cake:

And here are the cupcakes:

I hope you and your families have a great Easter!


  1. Aww how adorable! Have a good Easter, too!


  2. Such a beauty! Happy Easter to you as well Mellisa.

  3. Happy Easter! I can ice the top of a cake sides...meh..leaves something to be desired.

  4. Nice! I especially like the cupcakes. I'm sure your family didn't mind your shortcuts!

  5. I'd say that's an excellent decorating!
    Really like those oreo cupcakes!