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With Easter happening in March this year (less than two weeks after St Patricks Day) I wanted to get a head start and get all of my Easter to-dos finished well in advance. I didn’t go too overboard with the decor around my house, but to keep things festive I planned a little Easter brunch to celebrate (mostly to bust out the Starburst® Jellybeans) and get together with family. We are VERY particular about jelly beans at our house, and with all the candy dishes needing to be filled, Easter eggs and Easter baskets to do, Starburst® Jellybeans are my go-to for jellybeans. Personally, I don’t care for generic jellybeans (or flavors), I just LOVE the Starburst® FaveREDS Jellybeans (because, lets be honest… I’d be picking out all the red ones anyway). My husband loves the Starburst® Sour Jellybeans, so I always grab a few varieties to accommodate everyone.
This whole Easter tablescape was inspired by the bright colors of Starburst® Jellybeans, and a few vintage-style Easter decor items I had on hand. I used teal burlap placemats, copper chargers, gold silverware, a burlap carrot garland, gold geometric napkins and the most adorable bunny salad plates I’ve ever seen. I could not get over how cute each of these bunnies looked in their bow ties, pearls and glasses. Are you dying? These are too cute, right?
The Easter Basket
I love candy as much as the next person, and with all of the Easter egg hunts that will be happening during Easter weekend, I just figured it would make the most sense to have more activities to do in the basket. This one included a rainbow pack of bubble wands (hours of entertainment), bunny shaped chalk (great for drawing, playing hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, etc.), a bunny ears headband, hair bows, a bunny stuffed animal, a few plastic eggs and a bag of Starburst® Original Jellybeans.
Easter Roll-up Cake
This roll-up cake reminds me a lot of crepes. It’s spongier in texture and has a bit more egg flavor than a normal cake. I loved how it turned out and it made the perfect main coarse for our Easter brunch. Here is a step-by-step tutorial and recipe for you to recreate this deliciousness for your Easter brunch.Starburst® Jellybean Roll-up Cake
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 10-20 drops green food coloring
- coconut flakes
- Starburst® Original Jellybeans
Beat eggs with an electric mixer on high for 5 minutes.
Slowly add sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
Add water and mix until fully incorporated.
Add flour slowly, mix until fully incorporated
Add baking powder, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
Mix and scrape sides until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Line a 10 x 15 cookie sheet with tin foil and generously spray with a flour baking spray.
Pour the batter onto foil-lined pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 min, until a toothpick is inserted into the center and comes out clean.
While cake is baking, mix butter and powdered sugar together until a fluffy frosting forms. Set aside. Remove baked cake from the oven.
Using the foil and a kitchen towel (you may need to dust a little powdered sugar between the towel and the cake to avoid sticking), roll the cake up and allow 10 min to cool.
Unroll cake, layer frosting and generously layer Starburst® Jellybeans.
Re-roll the cake and set aside.
In a quart sized plastic baggie, add 10-20 drops of green food coloring to about 1 cup of coconut flakes. Shake until color is uniform and the desired brightness.
Frost the cake with a generous amount of frosting.
For a pop of color, add desired food colorings. I added this bright purple. Add coconut flakes around cake.
Cover in a generous amount of sprinkles and garnish with jellybeans. Enjoy!
This Easter brunch party turned out so beautifully and the roll-up cake was a big hit!I love the juicy taste and real fruit juice in Starburst® Jellybeans, they taste just like Starburst® candies. I found all three varieties of Starburst® Jellybeans at my local Kroger family store in the seasonal candies aisle (by all of the bunnies and spring stuff). Make sure to grab a few bags the next time you’re there, so you can get all of the eggs and baskets filled.
What is your favorite flavor of Starburst® Jellybeans?