Easter ideas: candy mason jar terrarium & unicorn poop cookies!

I am in love with Pinterest. Over the past few months, I have found myself scrolling through Pinterest more and more. You can see my pinboards here. I find so many amazing things on Pinterest, including food ideas, and recipes. I also love the home decor and organizing ideas I’ve found on there, and holiday decorating ideas, etc. There are a million other things on Pinterest, but of course my main passion is food inspiration.

As we get closer to Easter, I was looking for some fun food ideas and found these two that I wanted to share with you:

1) Easter candy terrariums! It’s as simple as it sounds, and all you need is a clean glass jar with a lid, easter figurines, candy, and something that looks like grass (I used shredded paper, but you could probably find something edible to pull off the same look). I found these cute chicken figures in a local drug store easter section, and seasonal Jelly Belly beans. I think they look pretty darn cute! Its a fun way to make a unique gift for something this Easter. Please share your ideas if you fill a jar this Easter for someone!

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2) The other cool recipe I found on Pinterest, is UNICORN POOP COOKIES! Yes you heard it – poop cookies! But who doesn’t love Unicorns? So how could not make these cookies…? They look super fun, and they are a fair bit of work in the end, due to all the coloured dough work. I recommend making an afternoon of this with some friends or family, and roll away… Here are the photos of my recipe experience. And here is the recipe I followed: this recipe is trademarked by Kristy Therrien of Sweet Insanity Bake Shop.

It’s basically a sugar cookie dough, divided up and coloured with gel food colouring. Once each colour is made, you wrap it up and refrigerate for at least an hour.20130323-234824.jpg

Then you begin to roll the dough, like so… into rainbow rolls.20130323-234833.jpg

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The last steps are the most fun, because you see the poo take shape as it bakes. Then use Wilton’s sparkle gel to make the cookies shimmer, once cooled. Just use a clean paint brush to spread the gel all over the cookie and cover with a few sprinkles while the gel is still wet. Then enjoy!

I’ve been waiting to make these for a few weeks now and finally got around to it. I can’t wait to s hare them!

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I hope you all have a great Easter holiday and please share your ideas with me, about your Easter baking.

PS. Stay tuned for my New York food experience…. I’m heading there next week for the first time and can’t wait to experience the food and tell you more about it.

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