Easter With The Kids Was A Piece Of Cake!

There’s no doubt in my mind that life truly is better with cake, or chocolate for that matter! The Easter holidays is always a fortnight of deliciousness – and that’s exactly what it was for us this year. We made cakes, hunted chocolate eggs and enjoyed every yummy mouthful!


During the first week we decorated Easter Bonnets and made our traditional chocolate rice crispy cakes with mini eggs. These little chocolate treats are so easy to make and always taste scrummy! As you can see Lili likes to make these… mainly so that she can lick the spoon! I think it’s fair to say that she’s a real chocoholic, just like her mum.


After cleaning up and decorating with the festive eggs, we took another shot…

better with cake

For the big Easter weekend we went north to Derbyshire to stay with my sister-in-law, who is a keen baker. She made us this amazing Easter Celebration Cake, based on the Jamie Oliver, Comfort Food recipe. It really was as good as it looks, with chocolate sponge, rice crispy chocolate spread and marshmallow icing. In cake terms this really is ‘the business!’

better with cake

While we were in Derbyshire we also had our annual “sugar plum fairy” egg hunt. This themed egg hunt all started last year, when I got the girls these fairy costumes as their Easter present and they insisted on wearing them for the hunt. As they’re so keen on tradition and habit, they wanted to wear them again this year! Who am I to argue, when they look this cute? This year our egg hunt was made even better with cake, as the kind people at Mr Kipling sent us some of their delicious sweet treats.

better with cake

After eating all that cake and chocolate, I think it’s now time to hit the gym!



  1. April 17, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Wonderful pictures and sweet vlog too. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

    • Heledd
      April 17, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Oh thank you for commenting! We had a lovely time making the video. It’s our first attempt and have lots to learn xx

  2. April 17, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Such a lovely video, I love seeing these as you see so much more character! They certainly looked like they’ve enjoyed the cake, looks yummy 🙂 xx

    • Heledd
      April 17, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Hayley! It’s our first attempt at a video but won’t be our last.xx

  3. April 17, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I love the vlog, especially your girls running through the woods, just gorgeous. The Jamie Oliver cake looks amazing too! X

    • Heledd
      April 17, 2015 / 11:04 pm

      You need to try this cake Julia ; )

  4. April 18, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Ah there is something about home movies that make me emotional! I think it is the love that shows through them. Lovely post huni xx

  5. April 18, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Lovely post Heledd, and I love the fairy costumes so so cute, that cake looks amazing xxx

  6. April 18, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    That cake looks amazing! And check out those chocolate chips! Cute girlies x

  7. April 18, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    That was supposed to say chops not chips!!

  8. April 19, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    There is definitely nothing better than cake! Lovely video, the girls are so cute and the cakes look delicious x

  9. April 20, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    LOVE this Heledd! Particularly your adorable little Flower Fairies 🙂 X

  10. April 20, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    What lovely looking Easter bonnets and cakes… and such a lovely idea for little girls a sugarplum fairy hunt…batman doesn’t have the same ring to it for my little monkey! lol xxx

  11. April 21, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Ohh so much cuteness in that video – what a brilliant first vlog, hope you do more.

    Easter is definitely better with cake. Heck, EVERYTHING is better with cake! 😉

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  12. April 22, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Wow- that cake!!!! Lovely video hun, I love watching them and making my own, so much fun! Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky xxx

  13. April 22, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    holy crap that chocolate cake looks dangerous! in a good way obvs you seem to share my love for all things chocolatey i like you style 😉 haha x

  14. April 23, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    err that cake is amazing, it looks huge! Life is better with cake!

  15. April 25, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    That vlog is lovely. Both your girls look fabulous in their fairy costumes. I love Poppy’s manner of attacking the bakewell tart. Bless her! She looks so proud of herself when she gets the cherry! Hugs Mrs H xxxx