Sugar Cookie Flower Towers

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This fun, sweet recipe will wow your loved ones and honored guests all season long! Tiny tiered soft-baked cookie cakes topped with rich buttercream and fanciful sprinkles. These flower towers are what SweetMeets is all about. These decadent treats are wonderful for Easter, Mother’s Day, spring birthdays or for any springtime get together you please. Switch up the shapes and colors and you can use this method for all manner of seasonal cookie cakes!

Sugar Cookie Flower Towers (8)

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Devil’s Smile Nutella Bundt Cake + Lucifer

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What do you desire more than anything else in this life? Chocolate. More chocolate. All the chocolate. And world peace. In that order. This is probably the least appropriate recipe title and discussion topic for an Easter-related post but this is my blog and I do what I want. I’ve been obsessed with new Fox Monday night show, Lucifer. He’s all about fulfilling your deepest, darkest desires and this cake definitely does that. There is an obvious connection here.

This all-the-chocolate bundt cake is a riff of my mother’s go-to party cake, a triple chocolate bundt cake made with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, a bag of mini chocolate chips and not much else. I’ve created a from-scratch version because, while I had no cake mix in my milk crate pantry, I did have flour, sugar and cocoa. I also added Nutella and Greek yogurt (Surprise health!) for extra richness. Top with more Nutella and chocolate treats for a strong all-the-chocolate finish. This recipe got the stamp of approval from my grandparents who are familiar with my mom’s chocolate cake and all other manner of sweets!

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Easter Cookie Nests: 1 Dough, 5 Ways + Christian to Secular Easter Traditions

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This customizable cookie ‘nests’ are an easy way to please the whole family. Instead of making up a few different cookie doughs so everyone can have their fav, just make one base dough and then pick sugar, chocolate or peanut butter cookie add-ins. Swirl together multiple flavors for extra cookie excitement. Fill the baked cups with whatever egg-shaped candy you prefer. Read on for step-by-step instructions and today’s history lesson all about Easter traditions.

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Sponged Nail Polish + 31 Other DIY Dye-Free Easter Eggs


I decorated some eggs for Chai and I this year but I didn’t feel like messing with the dye tablets and mugs and wire devices and all of that nonsense. We decorated our eggs by marbling them with nail polish. As you can see, we have an insane amount of nail polish! Read on for how we beautified our eggs and for 31 other ways to paint, cover and otherwise decorate your Easter eggs without dye!

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