Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easy Easter Centerpiece!

      You may have noticed from my last post that I am kind of a candy addict. For me, Easter is all about the sugar rush but since I have outgrown traditional easter baskets I decided to create a festive centerpiece that everyone can enjoy! I filled vintage milk glass candy dishes (found at the goodwill) with all my favorite sweets and the best part about this adorable centerpiece is that there is no cooking involved! But I have lots of other cooking projects to assemble before tomorrow, so I will quickly share an outline of how I put these Easter nests together! 

-Footed candy dishes or pretty glass bowls
-Serving platter or plate
-Small sauce dish or cup
-Edible easter grass 
-Egg gumballs
-Animal and critter lollipops
-rock candy
*I purchased all of my candy at Santa Cruz's local candy shop, Marini's as well as Target.

Step 1- Curl and layer the edible easter grass into a nest in a footed candy dish.

Step 2- Place a small sauce dish into the center of the nest and fill with gumball easter eggs.

Step 3- Add festive lollipops into the nest, I used a baby chick and a lady bug. You may need to cut the sticks on the pops shorter in order for them to fit. 

Step 4- Place the "nests" onto a serving tray and cover with rock candy.

      I even snuck a little edible banana slug into the mix, I love that guy and I can hardly stand the thought of eating him! 

       I'm glad I went with an easy to assemble and eat appetizer because now I have more time to bake something lovely or whip up something scrumptious! Be sure to follow my culinary adventures with me on instagram! Do you have any fun plans for Easter? I'd love to hear your traditions old and new!



  1. Love it!!!

  2. Adorable inspirations! Every year, 4-5 weeks before Easter, I pull out a basket of marble eggs of varying shades of pastels. It's my way to welcome springtime in! :)

  3. Lovely pictures!Cute inspirations!
    Happy Easter!

  4. Cute idea! Our family is hosting Easter lunch with our grandparents and great grandmother. We always have the yummy meal of ham, asparagus, rolls, and carrot cake. Have a happy Easter!:)

  5. Hello from Spain: I really like your project for Easter. Also I like sweets. Keep in touch

  6. Absolutely love this! This milk glass is perfect for spring, I am drooling over every piece you post:)

  7. That looks so cute, great job :)

  8. Hello from New Zealand

    I love all the sweet treats and I have a sweet tooth also.

    Happy Easter

  9. Oh wow, that is my type of Easter thingy (I'm a candy addict as well :3)
    xo, Lara

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  11. How sweet! Happy Easter dear, have fun! Kisses! xo

  12. That's really cute! I loved that cake you made on Instagram.

  13. So sweet and colourful, I love the result!!
    I didn't do anything for easter, we've been studying with my son...

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  14. Precious doll! I hope you had a marvellous Easter time xx

  15. Sweet! I'd love to try it next year but I'm afraid we don't have all that Easter themed candies and treats here in Italy :(

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