Create An Easter Dessert Grazing Table
WORDS:: CHYKA KEEBAUGH
PHOTOS:: LISA ATKINSON
Let’s mix it up this Easter and create a chocolate grazing table that will blow everyone's little fluffy cotton bunny tails off!
You’d be hard-pressed to find anybody who doesn’t celebrate Easter with a chocolate egg. But you don’t have to stick to the traditional eggs anymore, the assortment that is available is mind-blowing and getting yummier by the year. Koko Black chocolates have really created some fantastic treats this Easter, from beautiful bunnies to hazelnut praline quail eggs, sprinkle egg pops to hot cross bites…and so much more.
A sucker for anything bright and colourful, I instantly fell in love with the packaging of these items. As soon as I had them in my hot little hands, I knew they would make the perfect gift for Easter. But before I keep a selection aside for gifts, I have picked out some favourites to make a grazing table for all my guest's dessert come Easter Sunday.
I have continued with my Easter theme of blue and white (you can see the full table setting here, bringing some of my china bunny collection outdoors and surrounding them with beautiful white hydrangeas. Scattering a selection of eggs and chocolates amongst the flowers, it’s almost like all of my bunnies have come out to play! For tables like this, it really is all about height, and I was able to achieve this by rearranging some potted plants and bringing my favourites of the moment (hydrangeas - how gorgeous are they?) and using them as the starting point for the chocolate grazing table. My urns are like little gardens in themselves with eggs and sprinkle egg pops hiding amongst the petals.
So if the weather allows, create a little outdoor grazing table. And if it doesn’t, a sideboard can be easily styled like this - it’s a nice change from a predictable sit-down dessert. So make a few cups of tea, sit back and snack away.