Every Easter as a child, we have fond memories of the most beautiful 3-dimensional lamb-cake gracing the center spot on the holiday table. This was in the late 70s and early 80s in St. Louis. For the past 10 years, in efforts to recreate this tradition on the West Coast, we have used an industrial lamb mold and the fruits of our labor while not nearly as lovely are certainly delicious!
It’s a particularly fun tradition to start with children as decorating the little lamb requires many merry-making ingredients, frosting, shredded coconut, candies, sprinkles, ribbon and bells! It’s a wonderful way to cap-off an afternoon of egg dying!
12″ Lamb Cake Mold, bakedeco.com, $67.50
Some other pretty, delicious and fun Easter finds for your celebrations and Easter baskets…
Lamb Tapestry Tray, robinkingdesigns.com, $225.00
Rabbit Plate with Pink Flowers, robinkingdesigns.com, $44.00
Wooden Rabbit in Oak, nova68.com, $120.00
Bunny Dish Set, oliveandcocoa.com, $58.00
Fill these sweet little nests with delicious Medici Almonds from Williams Sonoma. These Jordan almonds are unlike any others that you buy elsewhere due to a lining of vanilla just underneath the candy shell. They are a delicious treat all year long. We buy boxes and save them to portion out throughout the year. (They last well for up to 10 months if you store them in a cool dark place.) They also make a lovely hostess gift for Easter, bridal showers, brunches, or baby showers.
Easter Birch Twig and Nest, grandinroad.com, $19.00-$39.00
Medicis Almonds, williams-sonoma.com, $15.99