‘Freshness and daintiness are the chief characteristics of attractive Easter gifts, and there is never an occasion when the expenditure of a large amount of money is so unnessary in order to procure a suitable gift. A very little money, the exercise of some taste and the bearing in mind of what the spring festival really means in the sense of the fresh blossoming of nature are the elements needed in the selection of Easter gifts.’ (Los Angeles Herald, 1909) Continue reading Edwardian Easter Gifts
The Edwardian Easter Bunny
‘In Germany, it is the timid hare who is supposed to be responsible for the plentiful supply of brightly coloured Easter eggs so eagerly sought for by the children in all manner of hiding-places. The hare, therefore, plays a very important part in German Easter observances, and representations of the gentle, long-eared little creature are immensely popular. Indeed, they are fast acquiring a firm footing in this country also, and threaten to outrival the charms of the hens, chickens, frogs, and fish that never fail to put in an appearance whenever the glad spring festival is at hand.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2) Continue reading History Of The Easter Egg & Easter Bunny
Aren’t they cute? These strawberry-shaped cake pops are made with homemade marshmallows, leftover stale cake, and naturally colored with beetroot! Continue reading Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring
‘Easter week would, indeed, be a dull commonplace seven days without the advent of at least one party, where appropriate merry-making holds sway. It is a delightful time, too, for the younger generation to entertain their little friends, Continue reading Children’s Easter Parties In The Edwardian Era
Aren’t these bunny butt cupcakes cute? And what’s best they’re naturally colored with kale and beetroot!
The naturally colored bunny butt cupcakes would be a really cute addition to your Easter table or Easter basket!
The bunny butts are made with cake pop mixtures: You can make brown bunnies with chocolate peanut butter cake pops and white bunnies with marshmallow cake pops (recipes below). Continue reading Bunny Butt Cupcakes With Homemade Natural Food Coloring
Hyacinth are my favorite spring flowers! This year I made a simple Easter table decoration with recycled glass jars, fresh moss and pink hyacinths. Continue reading DIY Hyacinth Jars With Moss
Easter Cake With Candied Violets And Pistachio Nuts
‘The natural colors of violets and pistachio nuts unite to furnish a most attractive and somewhat showy decoration.
Wash a cup of butter in cold water to remove the salt, Continue reading Victorian And Edwardian Easter Candy & Desserts
This vertical striped strawberry cake is a cake for a special occasion! Rich, sweet and strawberry-y! Continue reading Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
This carrot cake recipe dates back to the 1920s. It’s so delicious, super moist and easy to make. Plus, the old-fashioned carrot cake is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake With Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots
‘In the language of the small child, “Easter is most as good as Christmas.” One readily accepts this conclusion after visiting the shops with their festive array of amusing toys and devices that delight the fancy of youngsters who still live in the land of Happy Delusion. Continue reading Edwardian Easter Toys