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Thread: NEW Easter Dessert ideas please, have made cakes too often!

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    Unhappy NEW Easter Dessert ideas please, have made cakes too often!

    I am to bring dessert again to our Easter dinner. In the past I've made cakes in the shape of bunnies, chicks, lambs, crosses, etc. I have made cupcakes with little nests on top, pies in apple, peach, lemon, and more, carrot cheesecake, and cookies with jelly beans. So you can see I need new ideas. We always have plenty of gelatin salads and ice cream.
    What do you do for Easter dinner sweets? Thanks

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    No special "Easter Desserts" for me. I'm content with a good meal first!

    Here's a link to some St. Paddy's day recipes which might give you some inspiration.
    I haven't tried them, though I can always rely on their recipes to be successes!!

    http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipe...20C12CAFBD9D7D

    On the other hand, if you're just not in the spirit for doing a dessert this year, why don't you ask to be switched to a main course item? Then you can let someone else have the opportunity to provide their chosen dessert.
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    Standard Easter dessert is banana pudding made with Eagle Brand condensed milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    No special "Easter Desserts" for me. I'm content with a good meal first!

    Here's a link to some St. Paddy's day recipes which might give you some inspiration.
    I haven't tried them, though I can always rely on their recipes to be successes!!

    http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipe...20C12CAFBD9D7D

    On the other hand, if you're just not in the spirit for doing a dessert this year, why don't you ask to be switched to a main course item? Then you can let someone else have the opportunity to provide their chosen dessert.
    We seem to think alike -- I tired that and was told "Oh, you always come up with great ideas for dessert." So their flattery worked, no one wanted to trade, and back to square one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenaBeena View Post
    We seem to think alike -- I tired that and was told "Oh, you always come up with great ideas for dessert." So their flattery worked, no one wanted to trade, and back to square one!
    Sometimes you just have to hold your ground and say NO!!!

    Believe me, I've been there, done that and got tired of the flattery ........ and their lazy-ness! The message got thru that I liked to make different things, and there's been a better rotation since. Good Luck!!

    And if you feel you "have to" and just cannot come to say NO ....... keep it simple ... take a tub of ice cream and a pan of squares. Everyone will be happy, and guess what? they will enjoy it as much as the fancy=take-a-lot-of-time-and-effort desserts!
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    Have you ever made a Pavlova? Its basically a meringue, baked into a pie shape. Then you fill it with whipped cream and berries, with a berry syrup over the top. You can make one large one or small individual ones. Maybe shape it like an egg. http://www.joyofbaking.com/Pavlova.html

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    Or trifle. The traditional trifle has rum, but you can make it with vanilla. It is an English desert made with ladyfinger cookies layered with pudding, fruit and whipped cream. http://allrecipes.com/recipes/desserts/trifles/

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    Baked cheesecake decorated with real (edible) flowers!
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    Lemon squares & a platter of cookies.A neighbor bought cookies at the grocery & can of frosting.She added a tsp of vanilla & a few drops of food coloring to the frosting & the cookies were good to go.
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    I think chocolate always works. My favorite pie is a chocolate fudge pie. It's rich and smooth. As for cake, it would be a german chocolate cake with the butter pecan frosting and please the frosting from scratch no can stuff.

    A fresh coconut cake is nice if you're not a chocolate person like me.

    For me, it's not about different. It's about melt in your mouth good.

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    Fresh strawberry pie: graham cracker pie shell ,fresh sliced strawberries held together with whipped cream
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    I vote for trifle, or better yet, if you want the rota to change...take a frozen Pepperidge Farm Cake...plop some jelly beans on top...done!! Those PFarm cakes are just so yummy, though, they may leave you in the same spot on the rota!
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    coconut cake

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    Do you share your choclate fudge pie recipe? I'd love to try it. Thanks

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    1 can any kind of soda + 1 cake mix ......mix bake and spend the rest of the day quilting

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    How about strawberry shortcake?

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    How about the dessert that has a pretzel crust bottom, a cream cheese layer and then a strawberry jello with sliced strawberries in it on top? If you don't know the recipe, let me know and I'll dig it out! This is yummy and makes a 9x13 pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    How about the dessert that has a pretzel crust bottom, a cream cheese layer and then a strawberry jello with sliced strawberries in it on top? If you don't know the recipe, let me know and I'll dig it out! This is yummy and makes a 9x13 pan.
    Oh, I remember this from the 60's. We had it at showers. The young crowd will think its new!

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    Also, just returned from my favorite thrift store. I bought a set of small egg shaped dishes that fit around a larger one. Maybe assorted fruits like strawberries, grapes, etc. with a sweet cream cheese - marshmallow fluff dip in the middle. Think that would work?

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    Strawberry shortcake made with either the little shell cakes, or using a sponge cake or angel food cake. Make up a batch of whipped cream and you're done!
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    This looks and sounds good to me....

    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/best...0000000257583/
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    Lemon Meringue pie. Angel food cake with strawberries is a favorite at our house. Mix up an angelfood cake mix as directed on the box. Line a jelly roll pan with waxed or parchment paper. Spread cake mix in pan until smooth. Bake about 20 minutes at temp on box. Flip hot cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off paper. Let cool about five minutes. Roll up jelly roll fashion and let cool completely.( cake need to still be hot when you roll it or it may break)Take 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream and whip it adding about 6 tbsp of powdered sugar as you whip it. add 1 tsp vanilla. Unroll cake and spread the whipped cream on cake. Thinly slice a quart of strawberries over cream and roll it up. Cover and chill a couple of hours. Looks really pretty if you top it with a strawberry fan. Or you can purchase an angelfood cake and make it as a trifle.

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    I do not know name of this but very easy and wonderful NO CALORIRE!! HA. Buy thin chocolate cookies about 3-4" diameter, not available every where, Beat Whipping cream with a some sugar added. Put cream between cookies, squeeze together to form a log. Frost outside with cream also. Decorate with spring colored sprinkles or minature jelly beans. Refridgerate overnight. To serve slice at a 45 degree angle. I promise you raves and an empty serving plate
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    One easy, but really cute dessert is to make a Bundt cake--your favorite, but I like a rich pound cake. Fill the center hole with coconut dyed green. Put a nice size chocolate bunny in the center, along with some jelly beans. You may ice the top if you want or dust it with powdered sugar before decorating. You could also place a few Peeps or smaller chocolate bunnies around the bottom.

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    One easy, but really cute dessert is to make a Bundt cake--your favorite, but I like a rich pound cake. Fill the center hole with coconut dyed green. Put a nice size chocolate bunny in the center, along with some jelly beans. You may ice the top if you want or dust it with powdered sugar before decorating. You could also place a few Peeps or smaller chocolate bunnies around the bottom. (And if you want to simplify, you can pipe a bit of frosting, perhaps green, around the center, and just put in some candied eggs.)

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