Whether you are hunting for speckled eggs or spending time with loved ones, don’t forget to stop by local eateries for their special Easter desserts this weekend. Get ready for the cuteness overload.
2966 Freeport Blvd.
Freeport Bakery has a beautiful display of Easter decorations and a variety of creative and beautiful cookies, cupcakes and large cakes.
You can purchase bunny, duck or Easter egg cookies in a bag, box, on a tray or by the piece.
You can also purchase rich chocolate or golden buttermilk cupcakes, topped with buttercream or chocolate frosting and Easter decorations. Each cupcake is $2.95.
There are a variety of cakes available on their Easter menu, including an Easter Basket Mini cake, an Old-fashioned Lamb cake, a Lemon Zinger, Easter Egg cake, Coconut Layer cake, Princess cake, Champagne cake, Carrot cake, Honey Bee cake, Fudge cake, Chocolate Charlotte, Fruit Basket cake and Individual Fudge Easter Egg cake.
Most of the cakes are available in larger sizes and vary in price from $26.95 to $36.95.
In addition to cookies, cupcakes and cakes, Freeport Bakery also has vegetable and lorraine quiche, coffee rings, sweet buttery bread shaped like bunnies, buns and rolls.
Owner Marlene Goetzeler said that the menu has gained popularity on Facebook.
"We even have a Passover menu," Goetzeler said.
1801 L St., Suite 70
TreyBcakes gourmet bakery and eatery has darling egg, flower, chick and rabbit cookies at $2.75 each.
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates
1801 L St., Suite 60
What is Easter without chocolate bunnies? Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates has you covered.
All of Ginger Elizabeth’s products are handmade and packaged in the shop.
This Easter you can purchase a variety of chocolate bunnies, including milk chocolate or dark chocolate, hollow or solid. Prices vary from $8.50 to $22.
Hunting for that perfect egg? Ginger Elizabeth has 8-ounce dark chocolate eggs for $10 each, a dark chocolate egg filled with homemade marshmallow and caramel for $6.50, and a milk chocolate egg filled with a homemade peanut butter croquant for $6.50.
For the big and small, they even have bunny favors and lollipops.
2600 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 103
Esther’s Cupcakes also has cupcakes for the Easter holiday.
Owner Esther Son said the earl grey lavender cupcake is infused with edible lavender.
"It’s for the sophisticated palate," Son said.
They also have an Easter Special chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow fluff frosting and adorned with toasted coconut and jelly beans to look like eggs.
Individual cupcakes are $2.75, half a dozen is $16 and one dozen is $30. Mini cupcakes cost $8 for half a dozen and $15 for one dozen. The minimum amount to purchase mini cupcakes is half a dozen.
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant has a beautiful display of Easter goodies.
Ettore’s has their signature large egg cake for $37.50 in lemon cream or chocolate mousse.
They also have small egg cakes for $4.25 each with orange chocolate cake covered in dark chocolate glaze and white cake with lemon cream covered in white chocolate glaze.
In addition to these cakes, Ettore’s will be offering a limited cake menu from April 21 to 24, including cheesecake with fresh strawberries, chocolate mousse, fruit basket, kahlua cake, red velvet, strawberry white chocolate mousse and tiramisu.
On Ettore’s Easter bakery menu, they have meringue cups dipped in dark or white chocolate and filled with raspberry chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate shavings, cupcakes, petit fours, Easter fondant and butter cookies, Easter breakfast pastries and breads.
Ettore’s will be having an Easter brunch on April 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m, and their bakery will be open until 3 p.m.
The preorder deadline for the cafe and bakery items is April 20. They will also offer passover cakes and tortes.