I love the Easter holiday, I'll confess its because of the abundance of pretty decorations and delicious food. I adore all the pastel colours and soft fuzzy animals, and its such a great excuse to eat tonnes of chocolate! Even though its not spring here in Australia, it kind of feels like it is...because with the rain, our gardens start springing into life again. Yesterday my Mum, sister and I spent the afternoon gardening and we planted seeds, then I got into the kitchen to decorate the vanilla almond flavoured cupcakes I baked that morning.
I spent ages bent over the bench making pretty little fondant flowers. I was truely lucky when I found an ex-wedding cake decorators kit at the car boot sale earlier this year, it had so many pretty little flower cutters perfect for these Easter cupcakes. I was partly inspired by Bakerella's Easter cupcake baskets, I used her idea of tinted sugar...and was mostly inspired by this quaint vintage Easter card I found on Flickr.
I have to say I am rather proud of these cupcakes and the toppers, I am having trouble bringing myself to eat them...let alone let anyone else! So, sorry about the tonnes of photos, I just loved them all! I hope you enjoy them too, and I wish you all a very safe and happy Easter holiday! :)