Easter Was…

by Stefani on 13-April-2009

.. so so good. 

It was a sweet chef making our family's traditional coconut pineapple Easter cake. 

Into The Oven


Making the Cake

And the wonder of those lovely blank palettes we call eggs. 


Dying Eggs

Ready for the Rabbit

I didn't get around to trying the natural dyes this year, like I meant to, but still… there is something so dang appealing about those little Paas boxes with their copper bendy holders that never really actually HOLD the egg. 

Easter was too much good food. It was lots of squealing cousin fun. It was a rainy morning with an indoor hunt and a glorious afternoon with barefeet in the soggy grass. It was a reminder that all things are made new and clean and fresh because He lives. It was a deep breath and a warm breeze. It was just right. 


I hope your weekend was as sweet!

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Happy Monday y'all!
kristin April 13, 2009 at 7:42 am

oh, happy easter!

Our Little Love Nest April 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

Love the pictures! Isn’t it funny how we all become little kids while dying Easter eggs. I love it!xo

chris April 13, 2009 at 8:07 am

That is a fabulous looking cake! Looks like a fun day and a nice Easter.

Kayla April 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

Looks like you had an awesome time together! Cake recipe?

Stefani April 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

Well… I’ll tell you, but you have to promise not to hold it against me 🙂
My Momo was an awesome cook, but she was also from a generation who was fascinated by the brand newness of convenience foods. This cake is just a yellow cake mix from a box, with the addition of a can of crushed pineapple dropped into the batter. On top, white frosting (the oh so awful, but oh so good stuff in the can) with sweetened coconut and jelly beans. Every other time of year, I make my own icing and think it is far superior, but it just doesn’t taste the same as Momo’s cakes did if it isn’t a box cake and canned icing. Weird, right? It’s best the next day, after it’s had time to get really pineappley and cold in the fridge.

Monkey Lobster April 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

Glad you had a good one. I just love an excuse to bake a cake.

Melanie April 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm

LOVE IT!!! Yep, I was wondering about that wonderfully happy cake recipe, too! Thanks for sharing the family secret!

Lia April 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I love that picture of you with your little monkey hanging on your neck. Too cute!

Kat April 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Love it! So crafty and creative. I wanted to do the egg dying with my toddler but we just ran out of time.

Hanna April 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm

That cake sounds and looks so GOOD. And your eggs look beautiful.
So glad you had a wonderful Easter. The best celebration of the year :o)

Angela April 14, 2009 at 8:12 am

glad to hear you had a good Easter! my mother would have sooner died than bake a cake from a mix, but you know what, i’ve made mix cakes more than a few times – especially when the star of the hour is the frosting, or when i’m in a hurry and need a cake i know won’t give me any fuss. nothing to be bashful about!

SpiderWomanKnits April 14, 2009 at 8:42 am

We over dyed our chickens eggs (which were already brown or blue) with natural dyes this year for the first time. Used turmeric and red cabbage and let me tell you the house STILL stinks! It was really fun and the results were lovely (http://spiderwomanknits.typepad.com/swk/2009/04/happy-springeasterrenewalchocolate-bunnyjelly-bean-day.html) but incredibly unpleasant for the olfactory nerves 😉

Looks like you guys had a great time! Happy Easter to your whole brood!

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