Last-Minute Goodies: Easter Eats

Need sweets? Places around town are bunnying up the treats.

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    Magnolia Bakery
    Love a vintage holiday? Magnolia Bakery is making throwback treats for Easter.

    Getting embroiled in the whole "which part of the chocolate bunny should you eat first" debate is an exercise in frustration, misunderstandings, and the ultimate taking of sides. Ears? Feet? A little bowtie, if the bunny comes with a bowtie? 

    There's no winning, regardless of the side of the debate you come down on.

    But winning is not only possible, but probable, when you rethink Easter treats. Nope, we'd never advocate forgoing chocolate bunnies and eggs -- please, we're not looking to create more candy-based controversy -- but you can arrive at your holiday party bearing something sugar-sweet and springtime-appropriate without too much strife.

    Find your quickity-fast rabbit-y edibles at...

    Magnolia Bakery: The West Third frosting emporium is going with a serious pastel theme, but it isn't all about the hue. Vintage scenes and animal toppers 'round out some of the Easterly offerings. Call it a new cute way to snack upon your sugared bunny, without deciding ears or feet first.

    Joan's on Third: Eggs are in the house down the street from Magnolia, and not just any eggs, but chocolate quail eggs and robin's eggs and eggly candy of several sorts. Which came first, the rabbit or the egg, in terms of Easter candy? That's another debate we won't dip into.

    Bottega Louie: Naturally the king of the pastel-sweet macaroon is going to go the holiday sweet route, and this decadent downtownery is no different. Easter goodies are in the high-ceilinged house, though you could pick up two dozen mauve macaroons for your party and still be the holiday hit.

    Sprinkles: The ATM-iest cupcake shop in all the land is not only open on Easter proper, but there are tiny bunnies dotting the cake tops, right in the spots where the classic Sprinkles dot typically sits. It's understated, it is edible, and if you need something faster than jelly beans disappear from a basket, swing by Sprinkles on the way to your egg hunt.

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