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The Mighties: Easter Basket Guides

26th March 2009

I love Easter, and I had a lot of fun doing these this year. There’s a vase from Urban Outfitters that’s modeled on those bird water whistles we had as kids. At first I thought it was just a ceramic water whistle, and I was so excited. Then I was surprised that no one makes those yet. How cute would that be worn as a necklace? Get on it, Etsy.

In the meantime, go have a look at my picks for your baskets.

Easter Baskets for Grownups

Easter Basket Guide, For Kids

Easter Cakes Baked in Egg Shells

24th March 2008


For Easter, I decided I wanted to make these awesome cakes baked in egg shells.


I find them pretty magical, and fairly easy to make, if a little tedious. Then again, we did make a lot of them.


I tweaked the recipe a bit because I couldn’t find any egg nog, and I also wanted lemon cakes. The differences between my cakes and the cakes in the recipe are as follows:

-Doubled the recipe.
-Added low-fat buttermilk instead of egg nog. (Whole fat would have worked better, but the store didn’t have it.)
-Added juice of one Meyer Lemon.
-Added lemon zest of two Meyer Lemons for flavor.
-Forgot to oil the insides of the shells.


If you don’t feel like making cake from scratch, a cake mix would probably work just fine. In conclusion, cake in egg shells kicks ass. Happy Easter!