I made it on Saturday and had a piece, although the frosting hadn't properly set, lol. I think it tasted better the next day (Easter Sunday), the flavour had come out more as well. Here's a pic:
It tastes nice. It's decorated with Cadbury's Mini Eggs, or you can choose what to put on it (or just have it plain if you prefer). :) I think Maltesers would work well, like with the white chocolate Malteser cake I made for Oestara last year. (I put both Mini Eggs and Maltesers on top). I keep it in the fridge, but you can also wrap it in clingfilm and foil and freeze it.
See last year's cake here: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/04/easter-2018.html
I also had another go at egg dyeing. It's been a bit hit and miss in the past. I first tried it at Easter 2015 with coffee for a brown egg and beetroot for a pink one. The coffee didn't work that well, but the beetroot worked better. I also had a go for Oestara 2018 and didn't get that good a result, but it was better when I tried again last Easter.
This year I used two different recipes, one that worked better last Easter which was part of a free email course from Witch of Lupine Hollow about celebrating the sabbats.That one is where you boil beetroot in water and add vinegar to get a natural dye. I don't think it's on her site, but here's a similar recipe I linked to last year: https://www.seriouseats.com/2010/04/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-naturally-without-a-box-onion-skins-beets-cabbage.html
I also looked at this post: https://www.britmums.com/arts-crafts-naturally-dyed-eggs/
And the other recipe was with red food colouring. Find it here (it doesn't link directly but it's on the same page as other Ostara posts https://witchesofthecraft.com/category/the-sabbats/
The natural dye turned the egg browny and the food colouring turned the other black! It could be because I used brown eggs. It works best with white but had a hard time finding some. Also some of the recipes specify white vinegar and I thought had some in but couldn't find it yesterday, so used malt instead. Here's a photo of the brown one:
|Sorry it's a bit dark!|
It looks kind of like the brown eggs on this page: https://abeautifulmess.com/2018/03/naturally-dyed-easter-eggs.html
Hope you had a nice Easter, are having a good Passover if you celebrate that or good weekend in general. :) This year I got a Terry's Chocolate Orange egg again, a Cadbury's and a couple of others! The weather has been hot over Easter (up to 25 degrees Celsius/50F although today's it's about 18C (65F) in Sussex) and lots of people have been out enjoying the sun. Here's a picture from Worthing Beach today:
Happy Easter Monday! :)