Easter

Hi! It’s been a while since my last post. Last weeks have been super busy and I’ll post about them later. ๐Ÿ™‚
This post is about our Easter. We had a lovely family dinner already on Thursday. Me and my mom divided the menu, I was in charge of the starters, salad, and dessert + hosting, and she took care of the main course. Then we ate another dinner with my in-laws on Sunday.
I love hosting parties and dinners, so this was a very pleasant job for me! Now I could go overboard with my Easter and spring decorations… ๐Ÿ˜€ Here are some photos before we go to the actual Easter desserts. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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IMG_075420170413_163328037_iOS (2)20170412_162136355_iOS (2)Okay, a real photo overload! Sorry for that.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are the desserts I made for both dinners. A fresh White Chocolate and Passion fruit cheesecake, and a Carrot cake Cheesecake.
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20170416_171125376_iOS.jpgThese two cakes were a huge success! Super delicious and smooth taste. Especially this Carrot cake Cheesecake was a real super positive surprise in how good it was! I was expecting it to be good but it exceeded my expectations. ๐Ÿ˜› Have to do this one again!
I hope you are having a nice week everyone โค

Easter delights

Okay, I got a little excited about Easter (and my new blog)! I decided to try also two new delights for our Easter celebrations; Cheesecake filled Easter eggs and Little Pavlova Nests.

Cheesecake filled Easter Eggs

I think the most challenging part of making these was to cut the eggs in shape. Luckily I had the best help for this from my hubby! Letting the eggs chill in the fridge before starting to cut them was a good idea.
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The next step was to fill the eggs with cheesecake filling…

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The filled eggs were again in the fridge for approximately 1 hour. After the filling set down, I added the “yolk”. These yolks were made using passion fruit and mango puree.

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Ingredients used in Cheesecake filled Easter eggs:
– Kinder chocolate eggs
– Cream cheese
– Whipped cream
– Icing sugar
– Lemon juice
– Vanilla sugar
– Passion fruit
– Mango

And now to the other Easter delight recipe; Little Pavlova Nests

I remember eating some mini pavlovas in the summer with some vanilla filling and fresh berries. Those were really tasty, so I thought why not try an Easter version of them.

These cute ones have a chocolate layer inside and a whipped cream – mascarpone filling on top of it. For decoration I used my favorite little chocolate eggs and chocolate chips. Aren’t they adorable?

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Ingredients used in Little Pavlova Nests:
– Egg whites
– Sugar
– Baking chocolate
– Whipped cream
– Mascarpone
– Chocolate easter eggs
– Chocolate chips

 

First post & Easter Nest Cake

So, this is my first blog post! I’m super excited and nervous at the same time.

As my first blog post, I want to share with you my first official Sweet Little Things cake: The Easter Nest Cake.

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It’s funny how people always start to wait for the next season of the year to begin in a certain point. Easter is the time I start to look towards spring after the long cold winter time. It’s amazing to remember how the sun looks after the long darkness! Inspired by this, I decided to create a cake with a fresh spring taste with mango and coconut.

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Mango gives a nice fresh taste to the cake and the hint of coconut adds softness to the taste. A perfect combination!

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For decoration my choice was to go with these cute pastel color chocolate eggs and dark chocolate chips.
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And voilรก! The Easter Nest Cake is ready to be served.20160323_100856669_iOS

Ingredients used in this cake:

– Chocolate cookies
– Butter
– Cream cheese
– Cream, whipped
– Mango puree
– Coconut milk
– Gelatin leaves
– Chocolate Easter eggs
– Dark chocolate chips