Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Sweet Things In Life: Easter Treats!

Fully edible Easter centerpiece (even the grass is sour apple flavored!), tutorial soon to come!

      Holidays are important memory making days for me and I know I say this each time a new one rolls around but Easter really is one of my top favorite holidays! As a kid it meant I would be humiliating myself in front of my family searching for colorful hard boiled eggs. I think there is even a home video of me as a baby literally running into a wall trying to procure a pastel pink egg from the grass! These days I am embracing old traditions in new ways. For example, instead of hunting for Easter eggs I opted to make a centerpiece featuring gum ball easter eggs instead, be sure to check in because I'll be posting that tutorial soon! I also think that a tray of deviled eggs looks adorable but I preferred making "trick your friends" deviled eggs out of meringue! This Sunday I hope to put together a couple of my favorite dishes and enjoy a light meal that is heavy on friendships and served with a side of amazing movies! But one of my top favorite reasons why I love Easter is all the delicious candy! 

Recipe here.

These "deviled eggs" are actually meringue cookies! Full post here

Self made aquamarine and apatite necklace with natural crystals and rock candy, fashionable and yummy!

Sipping on a sugary Spring cocktail I crafted inspired by a local Santa Cruz bar. The sweet then sour raspberry drink, like the bar is called "The Blue Lagoon."

Showcasing my love for lollies. 

Because good fashion means matching your accessories to the gum you have stashed in your handbag ; ) I find great brooches, like this little Zebra at the Goodwill and Salvation Army on the cheap!

Santa Cruz is also home of the adorable Banana Slug.... well, at least I think slugs are adorable when they take the form of candy lollipops! I got this little guy at Marinis candy shop. 

Sweet then tart easter bunnies served in an oversized tea cup along with rock candy, peppermint sticks, and chupa chumps.

Since my man friend and I live in a non smoking apartment, we like to offer candy cigarettes to our guests instead. Satisfying your sweet tooth is the tastiest addiction anyway.

A pastel rainbow of jordan almonds and sweet gummy ice cream cones!



  1. Hello from Spain: I like all these goodies dedicated to Easter. They are a very appealing and attractive goodies. Keep in touch

  2. I am still trying to decide what to bake for Easter. Dessert is obviously the most important part of any get together ( :p ) so I'm under pressure! lol

    xo Jennifer

  3. Nico, you've given me my candy fix! HaHaHa Those peeps dipped in chocolate are the best. LOL at how you fooled your friends with those faux deviled eggs. Nico, you have always been talented doll. I know you're going to whip stuff up in the kitchen over Easter. I think it's such a pretty holiday.

  4. Nico, how many treats!^^ You made me hungry, yum! Love Easter for candy too lol!:P Hope the chicks dipped in chocolate are very nice, when I was a child I was so greedy of candy cigarettes!:P Hope you have happy holidays dear, have fun!:) Kisses! xo

  5. Though I don't celebrate Easter, and my family does, I come celebrate with them because I love all the candies too. Points to you for matching your fashion to your gum girl!!

  6. Super cute centerpiece, can't wait to see it! :) I knew that you were a kindred spirit, when I saw the chupa chups and fruit stripes gum!

  7. The false eggs are so funny, I believed really that these are true eggs :) And I like the other things which you´re showing including your explanations so muchs, many thanks for the modern Eastern post <3 Oh, and the first picture, I love the colours and the DIY ...

    Happy Easter for you!

    xx Rena

  8. Nice post!!!

  9. Ooh all of this looks so tasty! How fun!
    Sadly for me, Easter has lost most of it's charm. There aren't any young kids in the family any more so we don't do the Easter egg hunts anymore. But it is always good to spend more time with my extended family :)

  10. Oh my goodness--those meringue cookies that look like deviled eggs... Love it!

  11. Whoo, this is definately a sugar rush special!! : ) The "peeps" with chocolate is something to consider. My family loves them straight from the package. I find them disgusting, but with chocolate they might be salvagable. Cute post.

  12. Lovely displays of treats! You should post some of your diner recipes! I cook at home 95% of the time too I just have a cooking rut and can't seem to make new things work. I love learning about what other cook. Look forward to seeing more of your posts as well:) take care

  13. All looks so yummy!!! *O*
    Here in Spain everything is religion related and I hate it, nothing is fun or cute...

    Girls that glitter love the dark

  14. Very energetic post, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?

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  15. Aww what a cute post :)


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