Easter


Finally I have made my Easter cake!  Have planned yours yet?  Well, you might want to give this cute one a go! I was inspired by some designs from my friend Ingrid O'Brien-Adriaansen's (yes, we Ingrid's tend to collect each other!!!   )  blog a few weeks ago, which got me thinking about what style of cake I wanted to do for Easter, and how I was going to combine some hand painting with it too. Why handpaint the cake?  Well, so that I...

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This Easter, I was given box of candy coated chocolate eggs by a friend, who said that I might be inspired to "do something" with these...hinting at painting them   Here are the eggs: She told me that in South Africa they are a traditional treat at Easter, and because I'd handpainted on the Barbie cake, she thought I could "do something" with these!  So in this post I'm sharing my quick designs, and a simple demonstration of...

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I have the privilege of sharing with you 5 Top Easter Artworks on porcelain, by artists Sol Brien, Rigoberto Huanchicay Barcos, Amy Enright Medina, Alexei Nordin and Nelia Ferreira .   I invited each of these artists to share their works for this blog post, as I enjoy their wonderful artworks which are all so different in style, and I am so thankful  that they have agreed to share their works here.   (It's a big post, so have a cuppa,...

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Most cultures which celebrate Easter, have a type of yeast cake, yeast plait or hot cross bun to symoblise the rising of Christ on Easter Sunday.  Greek orthodox families celebrate Easter with Tsoureki, Traditonal Greek Easter Bread, and I found this fantastic site called CDKitchen which has recipes for a large range of traditional Easter breads from different countries. Other traditions The blessing of yeast cakes at church on Easter...

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Are you ready for Easter?


Posted By on Apr 5, 2011

There are chocolates and bunnies and Easter decorations bursting out of the shops!  I can't believe how much merchandising there is for Easter (which I might say, has been building up only a few short weeks after Christmas!), is it like this where you live? So, I 'll ask you..are you ready for Easter?  I have been building up my own collection of Easter decorations and celebration recipes for a few years now.  But I'm still waiting...

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  Hand Painting eggs for Easter is fun, time consuming...but worth the effort!  We hand paint boiled eggs and crack them on Easter Sunday, but I do not paint very intricate designs for these!   Here are some of my handpainted wooden eggs which I have painted. All of the eggs in my collection have traditional designs that represent folk style artworks from our family's background, for me it is a way of bringing together our family...

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