While I no longer receive an Easter basket (though let's remedy this, yes?) or new pastel dress, I still love the holiday dearly. So this year I hosted a little dinner for gf friends at my place. I did the fairly traditional roasted dinner, i.e. pork, potatoes, and asparagus. But I was really excited about dessert. Growing up, the church my family went to always had one of those coconut lamb cakes after Easter service. I wasn't able to whip out a lamb mold, but I did get my cupcake on:
|Cute AND delicious|
Won't lie: Betty Crocker helped me in the kitchen. I was an excellent baker in the BC (before celiac) days, but have yet to get the from-scratch gf baking itch; I'm perfectly happy to use mixes at this point. I just added sweetened shredded coconut to the mix, made a cream cheese frosting, and rolled the frosted cakes in more coconut. (Left a few cakes plain vanilla, like the guy on the left, in case others didn't share my coconut nostalgia.) The cakes, they were a hit. Tradition renewed, gf style!