Sorry, this is a little late, but here is how we spent Easter this year.
This was the first year we let Jake dye eggs. He was a little impatient, but they turned out great!
We hosted Easter dinner this year with Debbie, Dave, Chris, Andie, Lance, Trenton & Ethan. We bought large candy filled eggs and David hid them in our yard for the kids to find. Debbie & Dave brought up champagne, heavenly hash (a fruit/marshmallow dish), chocolate chip cheesecake with a brownie crust and she helped with the fruit platter. Jamie was in charge of the ham and soup. I took care of the green bean casserole, twice-baked potatoes, deviled eggs, bread and of course the cake.
For the cake this year I wanted to try a new ruffle technique for the frosting. I saw a two-tiered pink ruffle cake on Bakerella’s blog and there is also a youtube tutorial. I decided on a lemon poppy seed cake with raspberry filling. It was very yummy and work ate up the remainder seen above in about 2 hours. It got rave reviews all around.
We enjoyed everyone’s company and I was happy that we decided on an early 3pm dinner. By 7:30 the dishes were done, everyone was gone and the three of us were in our pajamas.