Impressive desserts that will steal the show at your Easter lunch

Apr 3, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. ET

Get the most out of your Easter centrepiece this year by making it edible. Nature is the perfect theme as we embrace the start of spring: think flowers, gardens and baby animals.

Chocolate Easter bunny cake

What says "Easter" more than a cute bunny nestled in fluffy green grass?

Chocolate Easter Bunny Cake Recipe

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Bird nest cake

Another Easter treat that's simply too cute to stay out of sight is the bird nest cake. If you're feeling ambitious create your own fondant bird — or a whole family of them to share the nest.

Easter birds nest cake

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Marshmallow topiary

This eye-catching topiary tree with brightly coloured marshmallow birds and a pot full of colourful Easter candy is the perfect statement centrepiece for your Easter table.

Easter marshmallow topiary

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Bunny terrarium

Terrariums are having a moment as one of the most stylish table centrepieces for 2015 so why not give one a seasonal twist this Easter? For an edible terrarium all you need are cookie crumbles for soil, edible grass, ice cream cones for nests and edible eggs and bunnies.

Easter bunny terrarium

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Tulips and Easter candy

If you like real flowers on your Easter table, fill a large container with your favourite spring blooms and place this inside a vase lined with whatever sweet treats take your fancy.

Tulip and jellybean Easter centrepiece

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Daisy cake

This beautiful daisy cake looks almost too good to cut into so let your Easter guests appreciate it for as long as possible by giving it pride of place on the table.

Daisy Easter cake

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Easter Egg bouquet

Replace the decorative eggs with edible ones and you have enough Easter treats for everyone at your dinner table.

Easter Egg Bouquet

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Bunny carrot cake

A basic carrot cake can be turned into a cute Easter centrepiece with the addition of a vegetable patch and an exploring bunny — all completely edible, of course.

Easter bunny carrot cake

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Bunny fruit platter

Easter treats can be healthy too. If you're needing a break from all the chocolate and icing going around, give your centrepiece real nutritional value with a bunny head fruit platter. It's colourful and cute — the only problem will be keeping hungry hands away from it.

Easter bunny fruit platter

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Spring chicks

The next best thing to having real spring chicks at your Easter celebrations is to make your own. Pop your marshmallow creations in a basket in the centre of the table and enjoy them when the meal is over.

Spring Chicks Easter

Photo credit: Pink Pistachio Peeps

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