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Easter Desserts

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I remember when I was little, getting especially dressed-up for church on Easter morning. Back in the early 60's, it meant more than wearing my brand new Easter dress. I also had a matching hat, white shoes, purse and gloves! Well, maybe we don't get that dressed-up these days, but Easter dinner is still a very important meal. It's only second, or third, to Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll find several special Easter treats for your special day.
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Bunny Cake

Bunny Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Bunny Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I will admit it. I had a lot of fun making this cake. Amazingly, it only takes a single cake layer to make this Bunny Cake.
Bunny Cake Recipe
Step by Step Photo Instructions
For the Bunny Cake you'll need:
Cake
Frosting
Tinted Coconut
Jelly Beans and more

Nesting Chicks

Nesting Chicks Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Nesting Chicks Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Want to do something festive with your PEEPS®? Decorate your Easter table or buffet with these Nesting Chicks. They are made with PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies sitting on top of candied eggs in a nest made with homemade Rice Krispies Treats.
Nesting Chicks Recipe

Carrot Cake

Slice of Tropical Carrot Cake
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You can have just any old carrot cake or you can serve my favorite carrot cake. I prefer the Tropical Carrot Cake, because it's made with coconut and pineapple, too.
Tropical Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake, for the purist

Coconut Cake

The cream of coconut is a great flavor enhancer.
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
There's coconut cake and then there's coconut cake. My favorite coconut cake is the Piña Colada Cake, which has pineapple in it.
Coconut Cakes:
Piña Colada Cake
Mile-High Coconut Layer Cake
Pineapple-Coconut Cake
Coconut Cake with Caramel Sauce
Easy Coconut Cake
German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Icing

Macaroons

Macaroons Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Macaroons always seem to be very popular during Easter time.
Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons

Panoramic Easter Egg

Panaromic Egg Photo by Debbie Colgrove
Photo by Debbie Colgrove
Thanks so very much to Debbie Colgrove, our About.com guide to Sewing, for sharing this recipe. I think it takes a special talent to make such a beautiful egg. I also think that no one should be intimidated and should at least try to make this special egg.
Panoramic Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs

It takes a couple of days to get the food coloring off of your hands.
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You don't need one of those egg-dying kits from the grocery store with these directions.
Coloring Easter Eggs
Using Natural Ingredients to Color Eggs

Homemade Easter Eggs

Handmade Easter Eggs and Truffles
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Fruit Salads

Watergate Salad
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I don't think we've ever had an Easter meal without one of these fruit salads.
Fruit Salads
Watergate Salad, pictured
Mandarin Orange Salad
Easter Colored Marshmallow Salad

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