So far this week I’ve learned a few things for sure. One being that coming back to work and real life after a mid-week rendezvous is worse than any Monday, and two, that I can only do pastel colors for so long before I need a little umph in my life and Easter eggs are no exception. As tough as learning those lessons might have been (not really), there are luckily such things as confetti and macarons to make things a bit easier to chew…
Remember my DIY for gold leaf macarons a few weeks ago? Well if you’re in Houston you should know that Sweet is selling special edition gold leaf macaron eggs for Easter! For those of you that aren’t local, you can follow my tutorial to recreate your own.
Please note that the question mark in the title for this project is supposed to be there. I had a bit of an identity crisis with my original DIY and it morphed into something a little different halfway through. These things happen to me quite a bit. Instead of just editing out the funky stuff and leaving you with a cut and dry finished product, I thought I’d just go ahead and share the messy details and let you decide which project you liked best!
Alas, here we have DIY speckled sprinkles. Originally I wanted to tint white sprinkles and cover white chocolate Reese’s cup eggs with them to look like edible speckled eggs for Easter. I did that first, but then somewhere along the line I ended up rimming glasses of milk with the sprinkles to style the egg photos with and then somehow ended up with more picture of rimmed milk glasses than I did of eggs. I guess this means I liked that idea a bit better, but no one says you can’t have both…
I know I’ve been a quite the Easter kick lately, but let’s be honest, it’s totally my color scheme. There also aren’t a lot of other times in the year where it’s socially acceptable to serve macaron bunnies to people when they come to your house for a quick visit, which means we need to heed the opportunity while we can, am I right?
Thus, I present to you DIY bunny ear macarons that are perfectly okay (in my book) to serve all of this month if you’d like! And for those of you that aren’t as bunny friendly, bare with me for just a tinyyyy bit longer!
- Craft paper
- Ultra thin taper candles or thin lollipop sticks
- Glue stick
- Pink watercolor paint and brush (optional)
Cut a quick two bows and pair of bunny ears for each cookie you have. To cut the bows, make a small rectangle shape and then cut two wide V shapes from each long side.
Make this craft even quicker by cutting multiple pieces of paper at a time to create multiple pairs at once.
Being very careful to not crush the macaron, gently place a lollipop stick or thin taper candle through the bottom of the cookie. I like using the candles because of the color variety, but either one works as long as they’re thin enough to not break the cookie apart.
Next, use a glue stick to adhere two bows to each other around the stick or candle to keep the double-sided bow in place.
Lastly, you can brush a quick touch of pink for the bunny ears onto the cut out card stock with watercolor and a paint brush, or just you them as is by sticking the ears in the top crease of the cookie making sure they touch icing to keep them in place.
Now all you have to do is serve and enjoy! I think they look cute laying flat (you can even use them as placecards!) or you can fix them into white floral foam to make them stand up in little baskets.
Illustrations by Lisa Chow
I solemnly swear that I’m not trying to totally kill your work out routine with the constant photos of dessert and heavenly, sugar covered things this week, I’m just really excited to share the goodies we used to make our dessert table come to life. Luckily I know some really talented people, and by know I actually mean I stalk them on Instagram and then try to convince them to hangout with me. These things happen to the best of us you know…
One of those people just so happens to be Lisa Chow, the mastermind behind all things pretty, illustrated, and in this case, watercolor flags. I’ll be sharing another project we worked on together soon, but for now, here are the DIY printable flags we dreamt up for this pastel party…
To make the flags, save and print the template in the materials section. Cut the flags out and jot your desserts on each one, then use a foam adhesive dot to stick them to the front of a cake stand or onto candy sticks to display.
You can always use fun phrases like “There’s always plenty” like the cupcake up top! My favorite little shop in OKC, Plenty Mercantile, uses it as their slogan and I’ve been in love ever since.
I really love the way the adhesive dots make the flags pop on the front of cake stands don’t you? They’re the perfect little size!
If you use any of the flags for you Easter table (or even just for sweet nothings), be sure to tag #mysugarandcloth so I can see what you’re making! You never know, you may even see it featured here…
styling and DIY’s by Sugar & Cloth // photography by Kimberly Chau // desserts by Buttercup // illustrations by Lisa Chow // mint green and white cake stands and bunting c/o Minted // gold flatware and serving utensils West Elm