Good Friday and hot cross buns

To kick off Easter celebrations, I'm immersing myself in all things Hot Cross Bun. Diets are banned from the blog today!

I won't waste your time by asking you to read lots of things when there are treats to be had, so please sit back and relax, drool a little, and enjoy these great interpretations of this traditional indulgence. And then go eat them all.

Daniela's Deliciously Decadent Hot Cross Bun Macaron

First up: this little beauty is a to *die* for piece of fancy biscuit heaven, from Daniela's Deliciously Decadent.

Hot Cross Bun ice cream from The Creamery

I was fortunate enough to stuff my face with hot cross bun flavoured ice cream from The Creamery recently. Aah-mazing.

Hot Cross Bun nougat from Ma Mere Masion

Hot cross bun nougat from Ma Mere Maison. And yes. That is speckled egg nougat lying next to it.

Jason Bakery Hot Cross Buns
Jason's Bakery Hot Cross Buns from www.pardonourfrench.co.za

Jason's Bakery is kicking butt and taking names in the hot cross bun department. The peeps over at www.pardonourfrench.co.za have done the research, and they give them a big thumbs up.

*Clears throat*

To quote:

"Jason’s is doing two delicious hot cross bun breakfasts. Number one is the Hot Cross Bomb: A hot cross bun with Emmenthal, bacon, and a poached egg. Number two is hot cross bun French toast with apple compote and bacon. I have done the selfless deed of testing both of these and they get two thumbs up for sure.

For the ultimate hot cross buns:

Head to Frankie Fenner for some bacon hot cross buns baked by Jason himself. You can’t go wrong."

*Passes out in a hot cross bun coma*

Pretty pastels for Easter!

We are smitten with all things Easter this week!

I adore the bunnies showing their faces all over the place, but the one thing I love even more is the resurgence of all things pastel this time of year.

I've put together some of my favourite pastel goodies from the site for you, and you can pop over to our Pinterest boards for some more milkshake coloured goodness.

Pretty pastels for Easter!
  1. Mason Jar Vases by Labour of Love Designs
  2. Hot Air Balloon Mobile by Younghearts
  3. Canvas Print by MindPrint Designs
  4. Distressed Wood Place Mats by Mossie Handmade
  5. Lever Arch Labels by Design-A-File
  6. In-A-Spin Tea Towel by iSpy
  7. Bunny Wall Plaque by Bigkid Design
  8. Polka Dot Earrings by Bow Peep
  9. Ring Ring Bling Circle and Oval Bangle by Blossom Handmade
  10. Mint Cream Beaded Heart Hanger by Desert Rose

Clickety click, down the ice cream coloured brick road! Speaking of which, in keeping with all things delicious, take a peak at the Happiness Is Ice Cream note cards while you're at it. Even with winter starting to stretch out its sneaky fingers, I maintain my life mantra: It's never too cold for ice cream.

Pretty pastels for Easter!
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