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Create a memorable Easter

By By Penny Randall / staff writer
April 7, 2004
Everybody loves cake especially when it's a cake made for a special occasion.
It's even more meaningful if it's a cake made at home by you for someone you love. Let this season of Easter inspire you to create a rabbit cake.
The book, "Bake and Make Amazing Cakes" by Elizabeth MacLeod (Kids Can Do It, $5.95 in paperback) is a good place to start for creative ideas. The book is available at bookstores or online at www.amazon.com.
But if you're concentrating on Easter eggs this year, try something different blowing out eggs.
You can decorate your eggs as simple or as fancy as you want. Create a tradition by decorating eggs every year and saving them. Before you can decorate the eggs, you need to get the inside of the egg out without breaking the shell.
It's really quite simple to do. How? You blow the egg out.
You will need: eggs, a needle and a bowl.
Using the needle, poke a small hole in the narrow end of the egg, and a slightly larger hole in the other end. Move the needle around to make sure you tear the membrane around the yolk.
Now, holding the egg over the bowl, blow through the small hole. The egg will be forced out the larger hole and into the bowl. Make sure you rinse the egg well with water.
You can use any of these things to decorate your eggs: paints, ribbons, sequins, glitter, lace, colored foil, felt tip pens, fabric scraps, tassels or a dye kit.
Use candles to drip wax onto eggs. When the wax sets, dip the egg into some dye. Take the egg out and let it drain. You can either peel the wax off or you can drip some more on and dip it in a different color. Just another hint use the lighter colors first. When you have finished, carefully peel off the wax.
Displaying your eggs is also simple. Hang them from a small fake Christmas tree or display them in store-bought Easter baskets around your house.
The Web site, How to Decorate Easter Eggs, gives you more advice own how to create different eggs. The Web site address is www.twingroves/easter/eggs.

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