Easter Dessert Table Celebration Ideas
I have the most delightful way to celebrate Easter this year. I love all that spring brings. The color, fresh, and new growth and of course, Easter and chocolate! Easter tends to be a wonderful time of year for my family. We celebrate with music, food, baskets, family, church and desserts!
Easter Sunday begins with early morning church services where my daughters play their violins during the sunrise and early morning services. My husband and son complete service at church cooking and serving an Easter breakfast for the parishioners. We come home ad begin our family traditions of Easter basket surprises and a delicious family dinner later in the day. My children and family love the Easter Dessert Table to end a wonderful day celebrating.
The Easter Dessert Table Celebration Ideas:
- The adorable white bunny take home bags
- The awesome canning jars filled with jelly beans, chocolate eggs and sour bunnies
- The delicious Egg-Scapade Pavlova
- The Cream Soda Sheet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
- The Mini Checkered Rice Krispie Treats
- and MORE!
For the desserts I made the most delicious Cream Soda Sheet Cake with homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, a super yummy Egg-Scapade Pavlova and Mini Checkered Rice Krispie Treats covered with melted colored chocolates. This was such a easy dessert table to setup and it looks amazing. When your guest arrive, they will head straight to the Dessert Table to check out what they get to enjoy later on in the day! I also served pink lemonade in fun glass jar with the most adorable bunny straws. My centerpiece is a potted tree branch decorated with the most adorable and fun, little Easter ornaments.
Strawberry Egg-Scapade Pavlova
- 6 egg whites - room temperature
- 1½ cup fine sugar
- ½ pkg freeze dried strawberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
How to Make
1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place the egg whites in a bowl that has been chilled in the refrigerator. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and glossy.
2. Pour ½ the bag of freeze dried strawberries in a small food processor and crush. Add crushed strawberries. Add the vanilla, corn starch and cream of tartar and whisk until just combined.
2. Spoon mixture into rounds on a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Reduce oven to 250°F and bake for 1hour. Turn the oven off and all the pavlova to cool completely in the oven with the door ajar.
3. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top of pavlova. Top with sliced strawberries.
**I doubled this recipe in order to have an elevated cake shaped pavlova
Cream Soda Sheet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
This cake, oh my, this cake is so delicious. It is hard to try to eat just one slice! This fun cake made with cream soda and sprinkles will make your Easter celebrations all the more lively! Freeze-dried strawberries are used in the frosting and it gives it the pink color and super sweet flavor.
- 2¼ cups cake flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp real salt
- 1¾ cups raw organic sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup cream soda
- ½ pkg freeze dried strawberries
- 1 pd powdered sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 5-6 tbsp whipping cream
- ½ cup sprinkles
How to Make
Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a sheet pan with non stick spray. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in the vanilla. Add flour mixture, one-third at a time, to butter mixture alternately with the cream soda. Beat on low speed just until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes. Cool completely.
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: Pour ½ the bag of freeze dried strawberries in a small food processor and crush. Mix powdered sugar and butter. Add crushed strawberries. Add 4-5 tablespoons of whipping cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is the consistency you want. Frost cake. Garnish with sprinkles.
Mini Checkered Rice Krispie Treats
Once everyone has had their fill from the Easter Dessert Ice Age Great Egg-Scapade Table, it is time to relax and watch the perfect Easter Family DVD. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade! Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade is all about celebrating Easter with an egg hunt and the upcoming spring season.
The awesome herd of Manny, Diego, Sid and Scrat are on another adventure to track down the missing egg that Sid has ultimately, eh, lost?! Have you ever been a babysitter to an egg? Watch Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade and and see if you can discover how Easter egg hunts began! Did they start with Sid and the gang? Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade comes out on DVD on March 7.
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade is great for coming up with inspiring ways to decorate your own Easter eggs. Perhaps if egg dying is not on the agenda, decorating egg shaped cookies is always loads of fun for the kids too!
I prepared little bunny bags for visitors to take home some treats once the celebration has concluded. My daughters made some Ice Age Great Egg-Scapade Easter Bath Salts. I filled a few jars with some candy treats and left small jelly jars for everyone to fill up and put in their bunny bags along with their bath salts.
Whether you are planning an Easter Egg hunt, celebrating by joining the Ice Age gang as they take off on the daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt, be sure to add Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade DVD to all your Easter baskets!
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade is out on DVD, March 7th!
Have a blessed Easter. And if you happen to try any of my desserts from the Easter Dessert Ice Age Great Egg-Scapade Table, be sure and tag me @tiarastantrums. I would LOVE to see them!
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