Easter Extravaganza!

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Right now I’m in the midst of St. Patrick’s Day cookies and a bunch of other non-seasonal custom orders, so the thought of a new Easter cookie is a very welcome one! Thanks to Haniela for inviting me to participate in the Easter Extravaganza, a collection of Easter treats and crafts from talented food and craft bloggers.

My first thought for an Easter project was of course bunnies and eggs and Easter baskets, but then I thought…everyone’s going to do that!  I had another idea, then another, and then it came to me.

Moai of Easter Island

Moai of Easter Island

EASTER Island!

Those heads are actually called Moai. Some are just heads protruding from the ground and a lot of the Moai are arranged in lines facing inward.

Now, do you know how Easter Island came to be called EASTER Island?

It was discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday in 1722.  The real name of the island is Rapa Nui.  The native people are also called Rapa Nui. It’s one of the most remote islands in the world and is part of the Polynesian Triangle.

rough sketch

rough sketch

I did some research to see how long it would take to get there and how much it would cost…20 hours to Chile, then another 6 hours to Easter Island. You can figure out the cost.

Needless to say, it is now very high on my list of places to visit!

"directors cut" The whole cookie!

“directors cut” The whole cookie!

I decided on a cookie “diorama” with bunnies and eggs, which are not indigenous to Easter Island. They are, however, in my cookie version!

There’s a lot to learn about Easter Island, and I could spend a week studying it, but then who would make the cookies?

Enjoy all the Easter treats and thanks again Hani!

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3D Easter Bunny by Marielle - De Koekenbakkers
Chick Cupcakes by Robin - Bird On A Cake
Mrs. Bunny Centerpiece by Myriam - Chapix Cookies
Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Beth - Hungry Happenings
Cho “Bunny” Greek Yogurt Pops by Jill - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Hidden Easter Eggs by Stephanie - Ellie’s Bites
Easter Egg Cupcakes by Liz - Hoosier Homemade
Easter Treat Pouches by Elena - Just Me
Mini Meringue Cake by Karyn - Pint Sized Baker
Bunny Cake by Kathia - Pink Little Cake
Easter Gumball Machine by Marlyn - Montreal Confections
Easter Island by Laura - A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe
Easter Bunny Sandwich by Michelle - Creative Food
Bunny Garland by Sue - Munchkin Munchies
Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Jennifer - Not Your Momma’s Cookie
Dutch Easter Egg by Lorraine - Lorraine’s Cookies
Easter Egg Painting Chicks by Mike - Semi Sweet
Easter Basket Cookies by Amber - Sweet Ambs Cookies
The Carrot Patch Cake by Kim - The Partiologist
Cookie Bunny Pop by Meaghan - The Decorated Cookie
Pretzel Bunnies by Sarah - Miss CandiQuik
I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani - Haniela’s

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