Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kids Enjoy Easter Fun ~ Adults Enjoy with Zesty Orange Chocolate Brownies


Easter is fun time for kids as exams are over in this part of the world.... There's a break from school for kids just before the new session starts in their new classes....
That's Ciona, in her bunny ears... isn't she just adorable.... She informs me that she's big girl now and is going into her BIG class, Nursery-B. She loved the idea that eggs shells can be painted..

I had quite a time preparing for all this.... Cleaned up empty egg shells for the kids to paint.... Made Orange Cookies and went about icing them with royal icing... This was the first time I was dealing with royal icing... Was totally paranoid about how it will work out.... Guess that's what baking is about for me... pushing my limits..... Icing was [and is] back-breaking work for me... need to work very fast with it else due to the horrid temperature n humidity levels here, icing tends to grow a mind of it's own... [which definitely doesn't wanna do what I need it to do....]
This time I thought, instead of just yummy stuff to eat, the kids should get to do some fun activities too... Each of the kids got their own write up on, What is Easter? Why is it celebrated, Why the Bunny and Eggs on Easter? etc which their mummies read out to them Read up here...

They also got an activity sheet with Step-by-Step instructions for making this bunny basket... Find them here....
A print out of an Egg drawing, which they could colour along with the empty eggshells.

Some more colouring fun....


That's Simran and Armaan, my next door neighbours... very sweet kids.... Simran's still working on her basket her mummy informs me...


This post is off to Easter Cake Bake Event, being hosted by Julia at 'A Slice of Cherry Pie ... I guess my 'Zesty Orange Chocolate Brownies' would qualify as cake for this event... :-)

Pat a cake pat a cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can


The kids enjoyed the Easter Fun with cookies, colouring and craft work n I ENJOYED making these while the parents enjoyed my Zesty Orange Chocolate Brownies....

Mr.Nibbles loved the Zesty Orange Chocolate Brownies

19 comments:

Shuchi said...

Nachi, i hav admired u since 9 years now but the amount of energy u show in all ur yummilious efforts is beyond words of admiration!!

U SIMPLY ROCK WOMAN!!!

Nikhil said...

I wish i could have been a kid and and adult both at the same time, but i guess its better i leave something for d next time, so i m waiting for d cookies ;p (p.s. its human to want more), for d time being i'll curb my desires be recalling the taste of brownies... yumm :-D

Smita Srivastava said...

Awww so cute , jus love the bunny n the egg cookies .
The cookies really inspire me to try my hands at baking n icing too !!!

Richa Sharma said...

From where do you get all this energy to bake so much!!!!

The pics are amazing and the smile on kids faces show how much they'd 've loved it.

You rock!! Kp Up!!

Margaret said...

Hi - thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your Cake Bake looks lovely too.

Gunjan Kathuria said...

awww... this is just tooo cute nachi ... feeling so short of words at the moment .. This time its beyond taste and baking, this time its about 'U'. I felt so happy looking @ the pictures of super-exited kids, thanks to yuh :)
Keep up this enthu alwayyyssss!
All the bunnies and eggs are looking so colorful, wish I cud be a part of it(not on the baking side but on eating,coloring & crafting )
I Love You !!

Bhawna said...

Awesome Nachi!
When are you starting your signature baking line.... There will be a looong queue outside the store.

And we lucky ones will slyly tell the rest, "you know she's our friend, who makes our special day more special with her treats".

Suma Rowjee said...

Too cute! Awesome job for someone doing this for the first time!

Indrani said...

Hello,

Can you please elaborate on the procedure you used to decorate the football cake.

Regards,
Indrani

Nachiketa said...

@indrani: could you pl share your contact details[email/blog] so that i can send you the stencil and other details....

Concetta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - your kids are lovely!

anudivya said...

Hey, is Ciona your daughter? She looks precious. Such a sweet little girl.

Nachiketa said...

Ciona is a very sweet kid... she's not my daughter... :-) she my chacha's[Uncle] college friend's daughter who stays just round the corner from my place ....

ARUNA said...

wow everything is so cute...love the cookies! Nice space Nachi!

Indrani said...

Hello,

My email - id is indranikona@yahoo.co.in.

Pls let me know how you put the stencil and how you were to able achieve the stencil. Its so wonderfully done and im just not able to imagine how it was done.

Regards,
Indrani

Anuraag Godika said...

Nachi,
Totally loved the idea of baking bunny cookies on easter! And the painting on egg-shells for the kids.

Thanks so much for sending a cookie for Aarushi. I Missed a trick there - as I forgot to tell her about Easter :-(

SpicyTasty said...

First time here. you have a lovely space here. Love the cute lil kids. Beautiful pics and lovely presentation.

Julia said...

What a fun entry! Thanks so much. Julia x

James Brewer said...

Orange Cookies and Chocolate Orange Brownies - what a lovely treat at Easter!