Easter

Whether your Easter tradition involves intricate egg-dying, digging into a whole ham, icing a beautiful cake, baking hot cross buns, or roasting a leg of lamb, Food & Wine has plenty of ideas for you. From traditional recipes to twists on classic Easter recipes, you won’t be caught without a plan for your Easter table.

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5 Genius Easter Egg Decorating Hacks

These creative designs will make this year’s Easter baskets the cutest yet. If you plan to dye Easter eggs this year, but want to make the process as easy as possible, try these five Easter egg decorating hacks using supplies you likely already have lying around your house. Grab a mini muffin tin, some rubber bands, and a whisk to quickly whip up two-tone eggs, striped designs, and dip-dyed masterpieces. Skip the trial-and-error, these tricks produce gorgeous Easter eggs every single time. Bonus: every one of these ideas is easy enough to let your kids join in on the fun. Hop to it—you’ll have a whole basket of pretty eggs in no time.Note: Each of the mini how-tos below starts with hard boiled eggs and uses a basic dye bath. Follow our instructions for hard-boiled eggs here, then consult our basic Easter egg dye recipe here. Combining ½-cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and about 20 drops of liquid food coloring will do the trick.

11 Beautiful Cakes to Make for Easter

With Easter Sunday around the corner, you may have already planned out your brunch menu. Or, if your big feast comes at the end of the day, maybe you’ve already plotted out your dinner plan. (We’ve got you covered with a slew of ham recipes, including this knockout from James Beard Award-winning Chicago-based chef Sarah Grueneberg.)  And, if you’re like us, you've been celebrating the lead up to Easter by diving into all that great candy. Don’t let all that sugar lead you astray, however. There’s still room for dessert. There are a lot of ways you could go with Easter dessert, but this year, we advise one, show-stopping centerpiece. So, we’ve rounded up 11 beautiful cakes that are perfect for the occasion. They’re bright, colorful, reminiscent of spring and appropriate to eat at any hour of the day.