Five top Brisbane Easter treats

Looking forward to sharing food, wine and fun with friends and family over Easter? Here's five top ways to get the most out of Easter in Brisbane

1. Your personal egg

Order a personalised Easter egg from Mayfield Chocolates  in milk or dark chocolate for $39. The message has to be short so it will fit but you can always squeeze 'luv' into it.  Yep it's big, but I'm sure my family could eat this over a few days.  They are lucky I am the sharing type. While you are at Mayfield Chocolates I dare you to walk out without some of their chocolates. With names like Bushrangers Dream, Riviera Dreaming and Nipple of Venus, how could you resist?  Find them at The Barracks, Paddington; Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill and Tamborine Mountain.

2. Hot cross buns that actually taste good

There are hot cross buns on just about every street corner at the moment but so many need lashings of butter to make them taste good or leave you with that 'I've just eaten a hot cross bun' feeling for hours later.  Tognini's have come to the rescue with some of  the best I have tasted.  I think it's Narelle's boozy dried fruit mix that makes the difference.  Get your orders in quick for these.  Tognini's also have Italian Easter Cake, Easter chocolates and an Easter cheese box for those who don't have a sweet tooth.  

3. Easter cake pops and cupcakes

Carla Burns at Vanilla Pod, Ascot is on overdrive at the moment with the cutest array of Easter gingerbread houses, cake pops, old fashioned candy eggs, Easter cupcakes that look like hot cross buns and iced gingerbread Easter biscuits.  I've tried the iced Easter gingerbread biscuits and can recommend them as a good way to enjoy the Easter theme without going overboard on chocolate.

4. Mad Hatters High Tea

Unleash your inner child or just grab a child (one that you know) and head off to this delight at the Stamford Plaza available until Sunday 14 April. The Stamford's elegant lobby high tea has been transformed into a world of dreamlike bliss with a sureal Mad Hatter’s lobby High Tea so you will think you are in wonderland. You will be swept away by the sounds of the lobby strings while sipping the chilled bubbles, pink lemonade and the fine tea selection.  From $45.00 per adult and $30 per child. I'm going on Sunday  yipee!

5 Don't like the Easter bunny?  Eat rabbit!

Head out to Sichuan Bang Bang at Kenmore for one their Easter weekend specials -  a Sichuan classic... Dry Plate Rabbit... aka very spicy bunny!  They are open all Easter weekend too from 5pm till late!

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