Chocolate Easter Basket and {Giveaway}

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Last week, we participated in the “All About Easter” event at Kiki Creates. Thanks, Kiki, for letting us be a part of it, you did a great job!

I made a pretty white-chocolate Easter basket that was inspired by Bakerella’s Pudding Cups. She dipped balloons in melted chocolate to make little bowls (see her cute picture below).

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I dipped a larger balloon in melted white chocolate, placed it onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, and chilled it. After the chocolate had hardened, I popped the balloon, and peeled it off the chocolate shell. I was left with a pretty white bowl!

I dipped another balloon, aprox. the same size, in the chocolate, and chilled it as well. Then, with a butter knife that I warmed on the stove, I cut a strip to use as my basket handle, and attached it with melted chocolate.

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Using a flat paintbrush dipped in melted chocolate, I painted on the woven design. I colored chocolate with pink and yellow candy coloring, and spooned each color into a plastic sandwich baggie. After snipping the corner, I piped pretty Spring flowers onto waxed paper, and let them chill. I attached the flowers to the sides of the basket with melted chocolate.

For the eggs, I wrapped plastic Easter eggs with homespun paper yarn (for my tutorial, click here), and filled my pretty basket! Didn’t it turn out lovely?

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And guess what? We also have a lovely giveaway for you today! Haley from The Autocrat, and the haleydavis Etsy shop, has offered to give away a beautiful camera strap cover to one lucky reader!

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Aren’t they beautiful?!

To enter to win, visit Haley’s shop, haleydavis, and come back and leave a comment telling us what camera strap cover you want!

Become a follower, blog, Facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (and leave additional comments) for extra entries. 

The giveaway will end Sunday Night, and the winner will be announced on Monday. Good Luck!

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