March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!
Show and Tell ~ Homemade Chocolate Bunnies and Treasure Box Eggs


Happy Easter, friends!
I hope you're enjoying the day and are feeling blessed!


I haven't been online much lately.  At this time of year, I get especially kid-centered, so I've been spending extra time reading to my girls, snuggling, having adventures, and devising sweet surprises for them for Easter day.  Even though I'm juggling work and school into the mix, I'm grateful to have found the time to create some whimsical treats:  Solid Chocolate Bunnies and Polka Dot Chocolate Treasure Eggs...


I posted a tutorial a few years ago.
I'll be adding a few tips and new techniques shortly.  
(You can find the DIY post by clicking HERE)


I started by molding the egg halves and bunnies.
I use the Wilton Easter Egg Candy Mold Set and a vintage bunny mold. 


Then I filled the eggs with jellybeans and fuzzy chicks.  The small eggs got chenille chicks and the big egg (for my girls) contained plush chick finger puppets from Folkmanis.   


Then I sealed the boxes with melted chocolate, wrapped them up in cello bags, and embellished with ribbon and vintage millinery flowers.




I made the bunnies to fill the time in between egg castings.
I used trimmed mini cupcake liners for their collars.


Don't they look dapper? 


What have you been up to?


Be sure to drop in next week.
I'll be sharing another fabulous craft book review and giveaway and have more fun crafts and recipes to share.

13 comments:

  1. These are so adorable. Thank you for sharing!
    Happy Easter

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    1. Thanks so much Debby! I hope you had a wonderful Easter too!

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  2. very cute! i do the surprise eggs too...but mine aren't nearly as adorable with polka dots! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter.

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    1. Thanks Christy! I wanted to give your royal-icing dipped bunnies a try this year, but never got around to it. Definitely a must-try for next year!

      Jenn

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  3. What a sweet picture of you and your girls. Love the mini cupcake collars on your chocolate bunnies. You always have the best ideas. I hope you had a blessed Easter.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! I hope your Easter was blessed as well! Looking forward to checking out your latest creative inspirations...

      Jenn

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  4. I am amazed by all you get done in addition to work and school! Those eggs sound fantastic. I love Folkmanis puppets - we carry them in the shop at the museum where I work and they are always a hit.

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    1. Thanks Ada! I was definitely a bit sleep-deprived last week. Folkmanis puppets are some of my favorites too. They're so detailed! They used to sell them at a wonderful little independent toy store in Carmel when I was a kid. Now our local museum shop carries the finger puppets. I love museum shops! I always find some of the best treasures there.

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  5. Love those. I want to make those eggs for next year.

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  6. Wonderful! You are making some really great memories. I'm on the lookout for a vintage bunny mold...yours look so cute in their packaging!

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  7. Jenn,
    These are absolutely wonderful.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Happy Spring.
    Pat

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  8. What lovely creations! They look so professional. Your girls are more important than any craft so you have your priorities right. Good for you. They grow up so quickly and you have to treasure these times with them. There will always be time for crafts later, but you can't ever get these moments back that you spend with your girls, and these will be the memories that you will cherish.

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