Fill up your festive basket with edible eggs, rabbits and other confectioneries.
Bakers across the city are spending more time in the kitchen to make your Sunday memorable. Some have hidden confectionary treats inside Easter eggs, while some have turned them into tarts, and even into the popular Minions. The folkloric carriers of these eggs, the bunnies, have received a makeover as well. Here’s where you can find some delicious ones. Text: Barkha Kumari.
Pastry chefs at Ganache have used the finest Valrhona chocolate to produce Easter goodies, and the colours have been imported from IBC Belgium. The bunnies, and eggs have metallic dust and shimmer on them, as well as velvet chocolate spray. You can also pick up the classics — hot cross buns, simmnel cake, and zoph. Rs 225 onwards (per egg), and 1,800 (per large bunny). At The Ritz-Carlton, Residency Road. Details: 49148000
Find the bunny
If you are a cupcake fan, you can dial Diya
Jojan of The Sugar Therapy, who had recently baked Sandalwood star Puneet Rajkumar’s birthday cake. This time, she’s making Easter-themed cupcakes, as well as multi-coloured eggs with edible glitter. From white chocolate, dark chocolate, hazelnut, to even using fondant — expect quite a few sinful treats from her, including a chocolate nest with small eggs, a bunny diving into a sea of carrots, and Easter chick cupcakes. Rs 85-100 (per cupcake), Rs 90 (per egg). Order by March 26. At Loyola Layout. Details: 9916618120
Kids will be in for a treat, as chef Zafar
Ali and his team are whipping up Minion look-alike eggs in the signature blue-and-yellow combination, and a few other shades. Their Easter eggs, as well as bunnies will be filled with Belgium dark, milk and white chocolate. They are also doing a garden-themed kids dessert buffet at its Citrus restaurant. Rs 250-750. At The Leela Cake Shop, Old Airport Road. Details: 25211234
Minna Abraham, a home-baker, has shaped tarts as wonderfully decorated Easter eggs, with motifs all over. These buttery tarts are filled with lemon curd and vanilla Swiss meringue butter cream, and are available in light sea green, light yellow, among other colours. Our pick would be the half broken Easter egg, with its curd-butter cream yolk oozing out. She is also baking chocolate Easter egg macarons. Rs 75 (per tart); Rs 100 (per egg macaron) . Till month end. At Old Madras Road. Details: 9538293761
Colour me bright
The Nutmeg at ITC Windsor
is making edible chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolate praline, and hand-rolled truffles for the first time. You can also pick up Dutch almond-marzipan eggs, macaroons and hot cross buns from the counter. Executive chef Uchit Vohrta has done the eggs in bright colours to honour the celebration of rebirth that the Easter tradition is all about. They have only used natural colours. Rs 150++. Order by March 27. At Golf Course Road. Noon-9 pm. Details: 22269898
This golden egg that ITC Gardenia
has whipped up can make for a wonderful Easter gift. They have also prepared Easter semolina tarts, and Entremet specials such as apricot and pistachio praline perfection, sour cherry and citrus chocolate. There’s even a live Easter egg studio for kids, and a bunny board game to indulge in. Rs 200 (per egg). At Residency Road. Details: 43455000
Home-baker Pragati Kamath has crafted a rather special Easter basket. It’s called the Easter bunnies hunt, which also features 3D bunnies. She’s used only organic ingredients, and the colours, a mix of blue and brown to get the effect of soft hues for Easter, have been kept to a minimum. Rs 750 onwards. Order by March 27. Details: 9620678585