Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Scones - Decoration Ideas

These adorable Easter egg scones are a fun way to bring a little color and whimsy into your Easter brunch. They're a great way to get children involved in an uncomplicated cream tea with visiting relatives without being overly fussy about finger sandwiches (although I do love those dainty nibbles!). These scones can be as intricate or subtle as you choose and are only limited by your imagination.


I found this great egg shaped cutter by Wilton at my local craft store. It's tall enough to work as a biscuit cutter and I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be making scones with it. One of the great things about scones is that they take so many different flavors well. Be as creative as you want with the dough - consider adding nuts, dried fruit, spices, or citrus zest. My favorites are candied orange peel and cardamom or finely chopped candied ginger with cinnamon. Since you'll be adding sugars and icing to the tops for the decorations just be careful about making the dough too sweet. This may be one time you want to skip the chocolate chips!



You will need:
You favorite scone recipe (if in doubt, try this one from Alton Brown, but use all butter - no shortening)
an egg-shaped cookie/biscuit cutter
colored sugars
royal icing or colored candy melt

Make your dough according to the recipe you chose.


Press or roll to about a half-inch thickness on a wooden board. Cut out egg shapes and transfer to a baking sheet. I used a paring knife to cut simple designs into my egg scones before brushing with egg wash and baking. If you don't want to use colored sugars or chocolates on top you can stud the top of your scones with dried fruits, pressing into the dough, and brush 2-3 more times with egg wash during baking to ensure a high gloss finish.


Or, once the scones are cool to the touch you can decorate as colorfully as you like! Try chevrons, stripes, dots, or solid fill. Try using a white icing base under light colored sugar sprinkles which gives you a great bright pop of color. Alternately white sugar over colored icing with give you a glittery finish to the color.


Serve scones with jam and hot tea for breakfast. Pair with deviled eggs and cucumber sandwiches for afternoon tea. Show off your new pink ruffled cake plate and attempt to photograph scones without eating them.

 Brush crumbs from face and... oh heck... just enjoy!


30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea, and that would be so fun for the kids:-) I have to share this for sure! Hugs, Terra

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  2. Hummmm, scones. And you're bringing these put to me when? They're beauties. Bunny

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    1. Thom was supposed to bring you one yesterday but forgot! :(

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  3. Oh what a fun idea! This will definitely be a hit if I can make these for our Easter brunch if I get the time for it!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yay! Take pics if you make them. :)

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  4. So cute! what a fun idea for kids (and adults!)

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  5. Hi Jessica! Something for you is waiting on my blog http://www.italianinthemidwest.com/2012/03/burger-bun.html

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  6. These scones would make any bunny happy for their Easter Breakfast or Brunch. thei kiddos would love decorating them.

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    1. Thanks Becky! I had a lot of fun making them. :)

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  7. Your Easter egg scones are lovely...thanks for sharing them on my Easter Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you! I'll hopefully be adding another Easter fave if that's ok.

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  8. Lovely idea and these look so pretty!

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  9. These are so cute! And such a neat way to get festive for Easter. :)

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    1. Thanks Jackie - I had fun making them. :)

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  10. Oh, my. These are beautiful! I don't think people decorate scones enough - yours are wonderful!

    New follower!

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola! Very pleased to meet you!

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  11. Very cute! The festive colors are perfect and the recipe sounds delicious as well!

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  12. These are beautiful Jess! So colorful and springy. :)

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  13. Heh! These are so cute! I love scones anyway but never would have had the creativity to think of doing this with them. Awesome!

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    1. Aw thanks Janet - you're so sweet! thank you for commenting. :)

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  14. Love your festive scones! Perfect for Easter morning!

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  15. Jess, these are probably the cutest scones I have ever seen! What a great idea for Easter, and they sound delicious. You are so creative :)!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy; I really appreciate that! Happy Easter!

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