By Leslie Weinberg
Bunnies have been multiplying and popping up in Chester County sweet spots like crazy, so we sifted throughout the county to find you the best Easter treats for your holiday gathering.
Aux Petit Delices
162 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 610-971-0300
Hop over this Main Line cornerstone for some gourmet cakes that will leave your guests in a sugary seduction. Cakes include the Easter bonnet (triple chocolate, framboisier, or citronelle-almond jaconde, lemon buttercream and lemon sponge), Easter rabbit pound cake with orange ganache, a basket-shaped carrot cake or an 8-inch Easter egg made of chocolate devil food cake with vanilla mousseline cream, dark ganache, and topped with Easter decor. While you are there, buy a chance to bring home Jeannot Lapi, a two and a half foot bunny made from French chocolate. Tickets for this Bunny Without Borders (proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders) are $2 each or $5 for a pack of three and the contest drawing will be held Friday, April 22nd at 3 p.m.
Bridge Street Chocolate
158 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, 610-935-8100
Why did one Phoenixville chicken cross the road? Because it had a sweet tooth only Bridge Street Chocolates could cure. This “medicine” includes organic jelly beans made with fruit juices, artisan truffles topped with floral designs in a variety of flavors, large chocolate eggs that can be custom filled with 20 flavors, chocolate covered blueberries, bunny pops, chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs filled with peanut butter, nougat and marshmallow. Even the Easter Bunny be will be stopping by on Saturday, April 16th. Ordering is simple: Give them a call, email them at [email protected] or stop by.
Cakes and Candies By Maryellen
1332 West Chester Pike, West Chester 484-226-0710
Sweeten your weekend with an Easter sale on April 10th from 10am to 4pm with pictures with the Easter bunny and fabulous goodies. Looking for a dessert that will pop out to your guest? Pick up Maryellen’s popular cake pops or mini cupcakes. Chocoholics will be heaven at this bake shop as they can choose from muddy chicks, chocolate-covered Oreos, pretzels, graham crackers, lollipops, filled and hollow eggs (that can be customized with names in adorable icing), bunnies, and more! Sugar-free options available.
Confectionately Yours has plenty of treats to fill your baskets up with, including chocolate-dipped peeps with rainbow sprinkles, coconut nests filled with jelly beans, krispie bunnies or krispie butterflies/flowers, hollow eggs, bunnies in a variety of sizes (some hollow or solid), filled eggs (peanut butter, butter cream, or coconut cream; these can be personalized), assorted Easter lollipops, foil eggs, jelly beans, chocolate covered pretzels of all kinds and much more! Prices for these delectable treats range from $1.50 to $39.95 (for a 4 lb. bunny) and the best way to order is by calling 610-873-1301.
24 South High St., West Chester, 610-692-5206
The award-winning chocolatiers at Eclat have crafted some eggcellent creations that are almost too beautiful to eat. Their bunnies come in milk, white and dark chocolate, and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Bring a large pack of small designer eggs home to your love nest this year. Be sure to pre-order your treats, too, because this chocolate will go faster than being left out on a summer’s day.
Iced by Betsy
Available at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market, 610-755-7062
You don’t have to eat like a rabbit to appreciate the deliciousness of the “24 Karat,” a carrot cupcake made from fresh-grated organic carrots, frosted with a velvety smooth cream cheese frosting (available gluten free). The “Pure” cupcake is a simple and elegant vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse with vanilla buttercream frosting. The “Life by Chocolate” is a signature chocolate cake filled with rich chocolate mousse and frosted with decadent chocolate buttercream nest filled with chocolate eggs. Have an idea of for a unique flavor? Email your idea to [email protected] by Saturday April 16th and the winner will receive a dozen free cupcakes and their flavor will on Facebook. Pre-ordered cupcakes can be picked up Saturday, April 23rd between 10am to 11:30am at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market.