Friday, 3 April 2015

Spring Baking + Contest

Hello lovelies!
There's something about Easter baking that's so cheerful. Maybe it's the bright colours, maybe it's the anticipation of sharing it with friends and family. Whatever it is, channel a bit of that cheerfulness with these yummy little nests.
You can use your favourite macaroon or cookie recipe for these little nests. I used the macaroon recipe from The Cookie Writer. They are the best macaroons I've ever tasted/made, so go check it out the recipe!

All it takes it a few little changes for a spring upgrade:

♥ Before you bake your macaroons, flatten them out a little and put a thumb print in the center 
♥ After they've cooled, add a few jelly beans or chocolate eggs in the middle 
♥ If you would like them to travel or stay better, you can  use a dab of icing to keep the eggs in place.

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Also, I would like to make an announcement for a contest. It's not very exciting, but I think it might be cool to have a little art contest. I was thinking that you could enter a relatively simple drawing/painting piece, and one or two winners would have their pieces made into a plushie by me. Entries would be due by next Friday, April 10th. It's not a very exciting prize, but if any of you are interested please let me know and I can work out all of the details!

Have a lovely Easter Weekend ♥

~Amy~

58 comments:

  1. These macaroons look delicious :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah, they are ♥

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  2. These look so yummy and colourful! <3 x


    kacytalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm hopeless at drawing, really :D I see you still have many readers, Amy, even with the address changed. Cute macaroons!

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    1. Hehe I'm sure that you're fine! And thank you so much, you're always so kind ♥

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  4. They look so good! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  5. I love macaroons these look so good
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren, me too ♥

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  6. Cute! I love macaroons, I really like how colourful they are and how they match the colours of Easter.

    xx Courtney

    Daiisoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Courtney, macaroons are some of my favourite foods ♥

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  7. Yummy !

    ♡ Follow me on GFC, I always follow back.
    WWW.HEKYMA.COM

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  8. Oh, I am so going to do that. Thanks for the tips. Can I just stay that I love your topic, it's amazing. I hope I will see you on my blog too.
    Blessed be,
    J+T

    https://jeansplustees.wordpress.com/

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  9. so cute! i wish i had time to easter bake properly but i'm too busy with uni work.. and your contest sounds cute too, good luck with it! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, that means a lot ♥

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  10. OMG these nests looks too cute to eat them.....would love to try baking them tho. Thanx for sharing this....lots of love
    Anie
    http://progressivepanache.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Anie! If you do try them, I would love to know how they worked ♥

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  11. Oh these look so cute Amy! Macarons are so delish, and with jelly beans, too?? Love your take on it! So colorful..really gets me happy for Easter :)

    I think the contest sounds like a great idea! I'm pretty bad at drawing, but I still doodle all the time anyway, ha! ;) I think I'll try anyway! xx Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much MJ! I love macaroons :)
      Thank you so much again! That means a lot to me ♥

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  12. mmm these look so good! I love macaroons, so need to try these out!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much, if you do try them I would love to know ♥

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  13. Oh very cute sweetie
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  14. oohhh nice easter treat! :D

    Have a great Easter weekend!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Thank you so much Sibyl, you too ♥

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  15. Your blog is adorable!! This is so funny because I just finished eating my first coconut macaroon ever! I've only ever eaten macarons, but never a macaroon... it was delicious! <3

    xoxo
    Chic Dream Jar

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    1. Thank you so much Jackie! I love coconut macaroons ♥

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  16. Pretty!! Love your blog, and great contest

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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  17. Um YUM. These look fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend dear! XO Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi, you too ♥

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  18. Hey Amy!
    Just wondering, have you emailed bloglovin saying that you've changed url's? Because if you do they'll be able to swap all your followers over to your new url and you won't lose any!
    x Erin

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    1. I didn't know that! Thank you so much for letting me know, that means a lot to me ♥

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  19. I've never had macaroons in my life before i must try them. ;0 Thanks for including a link to it's recipe in this post! :)

    ieyra | babysoulz

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    1. You totally should! Thank you Ieyra ♥

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  20. Mmm, they look so delicious
    http://izzygrace1.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  21. I adore your new blog, Amy! And they look yum!

    Claire x

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    1. Thank you so much Claire ♥

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  22. They look really good!
    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  23. looks yummy ^^

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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  24. I love baking! These cookies look so yummy! :)

    Jana // Life of Jana

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  25. Those nests look adorable! I was just looking for something to bake, so I'm going to make these. :)
    Also, the idea of a contest sounds great. :)

    Jerneja
    http://sparklykid.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I would love to know how they work for you!
      Thank you Jerneja ♥

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