Sunday, March 18, 2018

Easter Cakes

We were just talking about what a happy time of year it is ... we've been getting some beautifully warm days announcing that spring is upon us, and some nice little rain showers to wake up the grass and bulbs.  We love this time of year!

Truth is, we love every season for its own unique beauty and qualities, but spring always does bring a smile to our hearts.  It reminds us to be hopeful and cheerful.

We enjoyed playing in the snow and appreciated the serene beauty of the stark landscape, but we are ready to welcome back the sun, the rain, the birds and the flowers.  It's time!

Another thing that makes this time of year so happy is remembering all of the lovely and playful spring cakes we would make at Afternoon Tea each year.

There were lots of lambs and bunnies and Easter baskets and flowers.  There were Easter eggs, pretty ribbons and bows, and even Bugs Bunny.  We took the opportunity to decorate with lots of Easter candy so the cakes were fun and everyone would get a special treat!

It's too bad we didn't have camera phones back in the day, because we barely took any photos at all of all the lovely cakes and baskets we made.  When I think of the countless cakes that went out the doors of Afternoon Tea, it does make me wish we had taken more pictures.  We'll never get those moments back again, but we have a few to remind us.

Lots of bunnies!
Two of our customers showing off their Easter cakes!
Happy Spring, everyone!  Happy Easter, too!!

Enjoy previous seasonal blog posts:

Hello Spring!
Hello Cookies!

Our latest cookbook is out!  A book full of Afternoon Tea's cookie and bar recipes!
My Favorite Mugs
A menagerie of mugs ... one of life's simple pleasures.
A Baby Shower Tea Party
Celebrating a little one's imminent arrival.
A Bridal Shower Tea ...
the perfect way to entertain.
What's Your Favorite Cake?
If only I could pick just one!
Who Really Needs An Egg Plate?
Not me.  But I'm probably going to get one anyway!
Breakfast in Bed
A time-honored tradition for Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
Wishing all of the Moms out there a very wonderful, healthy and happy Mother's Day!
Love Tea Sandwiches?
Spring is for Tea Parties, Baby & Bridal Showers, Garden Parties... that means lots and lots of delightful tea sandwiches!
Mother's Day Tea
A perfect way to celebrate and spend time with our Moms.
Cooking with Herbs
Herbs are making a tasty appearance in some of your favorite desserts!
Locally-grown farm-fresh products and produce are the best!
The Lenten Season
A reminder that accepting the challenge of self-discipline is good for the soul.
Spring Cleaning
Tackling and taming the clutter.
Romancing Your Life
Setting the scene to fall in love with your own life.
Romantic Foods
Something special ...
The Romance of Travel
Falling in love with a new destination, adventure, and new vistas.
The Icing on the Cake
Does a bakery really need to make frosted layer cakes?
How It All Began
The very beginnings of Afternoon Tea.
Top Chef - Colorado
A celebrity in the family!

A Tale of Two Bread Puddings
So different, yet both so good!
Do-Gooders!  My sister's non-profit, Healing Warriors Program, gives away a state-of-the-art electric wheelchair!
Pear Tart, Part Deux
There's a time for rustic, and a time for elegant.
Salty Sweets
Finishing salts on your dessert.


  1. Very Nice blog and blog content, i love cake and simple cakes in faridabad and nearby cities. Keep sharing this type of delicious post. Thanks

    1. Wow, beautiful site and beautiful cakes! Thanks for sharing. So lovely to see what people are doing with cakes these days!!! Very nice ... thanks for stopping by and saying hello!