get in my belly. (PRINTABLE)

my little brother, sister (in-law), and baby nephew are coming home from NY for easter for the first time in way-too-long.  they set off for the big city to start their own adventure a few years ago and i couldn’t be more proud, but i miss them like cray.  the last couple weeks, as their arrival get’s closer, i can’t help but get butterflies and tear up every time i think about hugging their faces and holding the babe.

(thank God for instagram and facetime, right?)

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i’m looking forward to lots of hangout time while they’re here AND hosting EASTER.

brunchy foods (berries, pastries, yummy drinks) are a fave around here and right now, nothing sounds better to me than feeding and celebrating with those i love.

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last week, in preparation for easter, my mom came over and we decided to try our hand at ombre frosting a carrot cake.  we also wanted to share a cake topper printable (click here to download).

to make we added food coloring (mixing red and yellow to make coral) to 1/3 of the frosting and spread around the bottom half of the cake.  then we mixed in another third of the frosting to tone down the color and spread around the middle-top of the cake.  repeat again to finish the frosting.  the color would have turned out more ombre if we had a little more white frosting so i suggest making a extra just in case!

oh, it’s also a good idea to do a crumb-coat a cake before frosting.  (here’s a helpful tutorial if you haven’t done this before.)

ombre-cake-3what are you looking forward to the most this easter!?  

we’d love to hear in the comments below.

<3 . rae

P.S. – h a p p y   w e e k e n d !

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  • Militza March 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    how pretty is that! Sounds easy… famous last words, but I’ll give it a try!

  • Sherri March 16, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Normally I cook a nice Easter meal and invite the family over but this year my sister (in law) has breast cancer and will be having surgery a few days before Easter so I thought it would be nice to take a nice Easter meal to her house and since she cannot get out to church we will watch via the internet. I absolutely LOVE to cook for others it brings me pure JOY!
    ENJOY YOUR EASTER WITH YOUR FAMILY!

  • america ririe March 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    LOVE THIS! thank you so much for the printable…I wanna hear more about the yummy Easter treats