Ah, springtime … birds chirping, daffodils blooming and Easter around the corner. In elementary school it also meant Easter break. We had a half day on the Wednesday before Easter and school would resume the following Tuesday. Sounds great, doesn’t it? With the warm weather of spring we had more time to ride our bikes, play baseball and tennis without having to think about school. There was only one drawback … going to church every day. After doing the Stations of the Cross three times a week during Lent, attending Mass was mandatory on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and of course, Easter Sunday. Although, all that praying would eventually pay off with an Easter basket filled with candy. Well, you know this girl and her sweet tooth was in heaven!
Candy didn’t last long in my presence. I had a system about how to devour my goodies over the next week. The game plan was to start small and end big. First, the jelly beans that seemed to be growing in the green grass that lined the basket; next the small chocolate eggs; then the chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs. Then there was the one, my favorite saved for last … a large solid chocolate bunny … the biggest bunny ya ever saw! As a child Mom longed for a solid bunny instead of the hollow bunny in her basket every Easter, and her craving turned into a major boon for us kids. She had such a thing for those big chocolate bunnies that she continued the tradition with her six grandsons. Their eyes would get big and wide when Grandmother handed out the bunnies every Easter. As much as the boys enjoyed receiving them, I think Mom felt even more joy in giving and fulfilling a small childhood dream.Bunny Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for detail tinted Lavender with AmeriColor Regal Purple
Royal Icing for detail tinted Soft Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Wilton Gold
Royal Icing for detail tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Avocado
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #16
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #24
Wilton Decorating Leaf Tip #67
Pipe yellow flowers with #16 star tip. Pipe green leaves with #67 leaf tip.
Let dry overnight.
Let dry overnight.