Cake It Easy This Easter
Chocolate eggs and Easter go together like love and marriage, bread and butter or sugar and spice. You simply can't have one without the other. There is a wonderfully rich history to the tradition of gifting chocolate eggs at Easter time. We all know that Easter is a Christian holiday that marks the resurrection of Jesus. Still, for centuries before Christianity, Easter was a pagan festival celebrating the beginning of spring, connecting us to the earth's cycles. The uniqueness of Easter is the moveable nature of the date, following the Northern Hemisphere's spring equinox.
Before we get into all things Easter, we think it’s cake o’clock – make a steaming cup of frothy coffee, cut a slice of our unique and delicious Andrea's Baked Cheesecake, and enjoy the read! This cake is unique to Château Gâteaux as it was inspired by our founder's mom's famous recipe. It is made with decadent, thick cream cheese and double cream, baked to perfection on a traditional golden oat biscuit base and topped with a fluffy crème Chantilly. Deliciously yummy.
So why eggs, why bunnies and why chocolate at Easter time? The delicate oval of the egg has symbolised fertility, rebirth and new beginnings across the world for centuries. And for all of this time, people gifted eggs to family and friends at the spring equinox or Easter, some beautifully dyed or decorated. The most famous and decadent Easter eggs were the Fabergé eggs gifted to the Czar and Czarina of Russia in the late 1800s. These eggs are worth millions of Rand today, as they are encrusted with jewels, highly lacquered, trimmed with gold, and a tiny, jewelled surprise hidden inside. Imagine hunting for one of these in the garden?! Decorate our Chocolate Nostalgia Cake with tiny speckled eggs and delicate flowers from the garden. You will have a showstopper of a cake for your Easter table, every bit as beautiful as a Fabergé egg.
Who doesn't love the scene and story of the Easter Bunny? Bunnies, lambs, baby chicks – these little animals are all symbols of fertility and birth, and this is why their images are used to decorate and create Easter eggs. Collect eggs and decorations depicting these iconic symbols to place on your Easter table and welcome your family and friends to a scrumptious lunch followed by a delicious serving of our B-1 Cake to celebrate Easter in style.
Around the time of Fabergé eggs, chocolate eggs began to appear in Europe. These eggs were solid, dark and somewhat bitter. As the art of making chocolate evolved, the Easter egg became more refined, and the moulding of hollow eggs was perfected. From this time onwards, chocolate eggs became the norm for Easter gifting. What a joy for children the world over. And what a joy for you to serve a delicious Rococo Chocolate Cake for tea on Easter morning after the little ones come in from their Easter egg hunt.
Hunting for hard-boiled eggs is believed to have been started by Martin Luther King in the 16th century when eggs were hidden in church gardens for women and children to find. We have chocolate treasures for you to hunt for at any of our outlets or from our online store. Be tempted by our incredible chocolate selection, including Walnut Truffle, Chocolate Mozart, Black Forest, Mousse au Chocolat, Cookies & Cream, Baked Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownies, Hot Mud Pudding, Chocolate Volcano and our Mississippi Mud Pie. Cake it easy this Easter with our chocolate choices available to you at a click of a button and delivered to your door!
You might be interested in knowing that over 80 million chocolate eggs are consumed over Easter in the UK alone. WOW – can you imagine what the world count is?
Château Gâteaux knows that whatever the shape or design it comes in, chocolate is a must in some form or another over Easter. We are ready and waiting for you to make your choice. Do so early chocoholic so that you are not disappointed. Our delicious cakes are instantly frozen the minute they come off our patissier's table – super fresh, once defrosted, for you to serve at your beautifully decorated Easter table.
Wishing all our cake lovers a very happy Easter weekend.