We Should Cocoa challenge were slow in coming forward, there was a sudden rush at the end, so I'm pleased to report there is more than just my entry this month - 17 in total. Again, there is a diverse range of offerings and a lot of creative talent - it's not all simnel cake by any means, in fact there isn't a single one. Many even made their own marzipan. Thank you to all who took part. I shall be be in my usual quandary, wondering which one to make first.
Chele will be posting the next We Should Cocoa challenge on 1 May 2011 on the Chocolate Teapot - I'm sure she'll come up with something that more of you will find appealing.
Triple Chocolate Macarons. Not only are these perfectly formed, a skill I have yet to acquire, but they sound just the sort of thing I would love to tuck into.
Marzipan, Chocolate and Cherry Ice-cream, made by Hannah of Corner Cottage Bakery would have been perfect for the lovely Easter weather many of us enjoyed.
Chocolate Battenburg, even making the flowers that decorated the top.
Easter Marzipan Biscuits shaped to form nests complete with eggs. Welcome back Suelle, we missed you last month.
Hidden Hearts Muffins. Only he knew the marzipan hidden in the middle was in the shape of a heart.
Pistachio Marzipan and Chocolate Cake.
Pastries for Cheats ;-)
Chocolate & Matcha Battenberg.
Marzipan Chocolate-Strawberry Torte - luscious layers of shortbread, chocolate sponge, strawberry mousse, vanilla buttercream and marzipan.
Spanish Vanilla Cake.
Coconut, Chocolate and Marzipan Macaroons.
Apricot-Mocha Brownie Marzipan Bars very hard to resist. Maya of Foddiva's Kitchen has done a wonderful job of putting these together with a lovely contrast of colours as well as flavours.
Easter Simnel Brownie look and sound totally delicious to me, but Chele was not impressed and into the bin they went.
Marzipan Choc Chip Cookies sound very moreish.
Easter Chocolate and Marzipan Biscuits, making her own marzipan eggs for good measure.
Off With Her Cupcakes included another version of home made vegan marzipan.
Easiest Chocolate Cake in the World from Dom of Belleau Kitchen is sure to become a firm favourite in the tea rooms he is now baking for. With the fabulous decorations he has added, it doesn't look easy to me, but it does look good.