We’ve found everything you need in one place to make delicious, oh-so-pretty creations that aren’t just simple and scrumptious, but also super Instagrammable. So not only will your mates love you, you’ll also be a star on socials! It’s a win-win!
Get your bake on
Since we’re going to be spending a lot more time at home, it’s the perfect time to hop online and check out Spotlight for everything you need for your Easter baking masterpieces. They’ve even put together helpful downloadable project sheets with step-by-step instructions. There are four treats to make and decorate: carrot cookies, bunny face cookies, Easter egg cookies and chocolates to make in Easter-themed moulds. They’re all adorably edible, and super simple. Here’s what you need to get started.
Prep like a pro
Before you get started, download the Easter baking and confectionary project sheet from the Spotlight website. It has easy to follow step-by-step instructions and a full rundown on all the equipment you’ll need, from cookie cutters to baking sheets. Whether you shop in store or online, you’ll find everything you’ll need from baking and kitchenware to the decorations, and Spotlight even stocks the biscuit mixes and chocolate buttons.
Bake it ’til you make it
Once you’re ready to roll, set up your kitchen and bench space with everything you need. The first step is to make your cookie dough. Roll it out evenly with a rolling pin and, using the egg, carrot and bunny cookie cutters, carefully press them into the dough. Place them carefully on a lined baking sheet and bake according to the packet directions. Here’s an important tip: make sure they’ve thoroughly cooled before you start decorating them or your icing and decorations will melt and slide off – and we’ve all seen those ‘baking fail’ memes…
When it’s time to do your chocolate moulds, follow the instructions carefully. Chocolate can be a little temperamental, but if you make sure you follow the easy instructions on the project sheet, and ensure your moulds are clean and dry, you’ll be popping out gorgeous little Easter eggs in no time.
Create your masterpieces
Now for the fun part. From icing pastes and coloured fondants to sprinkles, sparkles, cachous (those little edible silver balls), edible glues and chocolate moulds, you can live out your baking and confectionary dreams at Spotlight. Piping bags, X-acto knives, silicone mats and bakeware - you name it, they’ve got it.
Ideas for every occasion
Who knows, once you’ve nailed your Easter treats you might find yourself on speed-dial for every special occasion. The Spotlight site has all kinds of baking projects to tackle, from birthday cakes to fun things to cook with kids. The Slime Filled Troll Cupcake project promises to be a winner for the kids’ party circuit, while there’s a Rainbow Layer Cake, a Giant Lolly Cupcake and also a Space Cake, just to name a few. So, whether you’re a baking beginner or a total cake boss, jump online and get inspired at Spotlight!