31 Mar

7 Inspiring Easter Desserts from Martha

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If you’re in the  mood to show off your baking skills this Easter – or just feel the urge to be extra creative – here are 7 seriously ingenious & inspiring Easter treat ideas from Martha that are sure to do the trick!

Starting from the top… how adorable are these Spring Chick Cupcakes?! Loving this idea for a barnyard-themed birthday party or “About to Hatch” baby shower too!

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Pictured above: These Flower Pot Cupcakesbaked in small terracotta pots & sprinkled with crushed cookie “dirt” – take “creative presentation” to a whole new level!

And another cute idea for the kiddos… adorable Butterfly Cupcakes. (also cute for baby showers & birthday parties!)

Next up – brilliant Easter Egg Cakes made from poundcake & custard (for yolks) look beautiful displayed on a colorful fruit plate:

easter treat recipes martha stewart

P.S. For the Easter Egg Cakes, you’ll need an Egg Mold/Cake Pan. Here are a couple examples from Amazon: Egg Cake Pan & Egg Mini Treats Cake Pan (both by Wilton®).

easter treat recipes martha stewart

Pictured above: Bird’s Nest Cookies are always appropriate for Easter – and this version looks especially chic!

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And last but not least, if you’re feeling especially gourmet and have a decent amount of extra time on your hands, these stunning cakes are guaranteed show-stoppers!

Above: Rich Chocolate Cake with Truffle-Egg Nests / Below: Chocolate Cake with Crepe Paper Flowers and a Phyllo Nest

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Diapers and Divas SAYS:

Adorable! Love the chicks! Might have to made those for our Easter gathering.

March 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm

cakegirl1 SAYS:

love the flower pots! the mint is perfect

March 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm


Love them all! I saw a trick for the “chick” ones… ad a half of a donut hole to the top of your cupcake to give him a better “roundness”

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March 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm

WeddingChannel_Marlisse SAYS:

These cupcakes are just perfection! I love the chick one most of all. These little masterpieces would be just the thing for any wedding! Thanks for posting this!

March 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

kathy SAYS:

I totally made thes cupcakes yesterday and will be posting them on my blog tomorrow… for now there are some adorable cheese bread bunnies and cute easter egg surprise ideas,


March 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Jessica SAYS:

I made the flower pot cakes last year and everyone loved them.


March 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Jen T. SAYS:

Love the flower pots and the bird’s nest cookies! I might have to find a way to squeeze them into my Easter dessert menu! :)

April 1, 2010 at 7:44 am

Ashley J SAYS:

These cupcakes are simply fabulous!!! My hubbie loves cupcakes and would be so impressed by all of these. Great post!

April 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

featherbed SAYS:

Everything’s so cute & imaginative :)

April 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Courtney SAYS:

Love the birds nest cookies and the chick cupcakes! So darling, thanks for showcasing these!

April 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Janneke SAYS:

I love, love, love the flowerpot cupcakes!!

April 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

zoya SAYS:

try my best to bake a perfect one for my kids and the second last is so alluring the way you color the cookies looks real.

April 5, 2010 at 3:21 am

eventtrender SAYS:

Love, love all of these ideas Martha!

March 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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