We’re hopping into Easter with the most refined selection of treats. From bold metallics and geometric shapes to liquorice sweets and hand-painted Italian elegance, Easter never looked (or tasted) so good.
by Pasticceria Marchesi
Wallpaper* Design Awards winner for Best Sweet Treats, traditional Italian patisserie Pasticceria Marchesi has new made-to-order delights available for Easter. Alongside the classic Colombo cake, they are offering milk, dark and white chocolate eggs, adorned with subtle hand-painted floral designs in royal icing. The bespoke service also allows an additional gift to be included inside the egg, if the customer wishes.
For more information, visit the Pasticceria Marchesi website
The charming collection is elegantly displayed in the windows of their newest Via Monte Napoleone shop in Milan
By Pierre Tachon
This sculptural ‘Cocotte’ (‘French hen’) was created by French designer Pierre Tachon and chocolate company Alain Ducasse. The outer layer is made from Peruvian 75 per cent dark chocolate, expertly crafted at Ducasses’s Manufacture de Chocolat in Paris. The bird – which also has a filling of crispy almond praline eggs – is available to take away or be enjoyed in the Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel London.
For purchase from 21–28 March. For more information, visit the Bulgari Hotels website
The triangular shapes of the beak, body and tail make ’Cocotte’ an extra sleek Easter snack
By Lakrids by Johan Bülow
Confectioner Johan Bülow has always been a fan of liquorice. It’s a flavour unlike any other – rich, vibrant and unforgivingly delicious. Tapping into the potential of the liquorice root, Bülow created the brand Lakrids. Specialising in the finest quality confectionery and Nordic cuisine, Lakrids creates a gourmet liquorice experience through the use of gluten-free, natural ingredients.
From Lakrids’ Easter collection comes ’Black Birdhouse’. Nesting inside each house is a selection of individually wrapped chocolate-coated liquorice sweets. Experience milk chocolate with cool and crispy mint, and Dulce de Leche chocolate with sea salt flakes. Open the roof and find limited edition surprise candies – made exclusively for the collection – hidden inside, for a new take on the classic Easter egg hunt tradition. This Danish-made treat is perfect for sharing with friends and family during the holiday and the green, black and silver shaded house and wrappers are delightfully refreshing.
For more information, visit Lakrids’ website
Writer: Lee Styer
By Lakrids by Johan Bülow
Also by Lakrids by Johan Bülow is ‘Egg’. Crack open the silver and black cylinder container to find a single, clear egg full of bite-sized, silver-speckled spheres. Each sweet consists of soft liquorice, silky French Dulce de Leche chocolate and a Lakrids raw liquorice powder. With such great taste and design, you’re safe to put all of these eggs in one basket.
For more information, visit Lakrids’ website
Lakrids’ ’Egg’ treat consists of a single, clear egg with delicious liquorice candies packed inside
‘Easter in Wonderland’
By Pierre Marcolini
Hop down the rabbit hole this Easter with Pierre Marcolini’s chocolate collection, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s playful ‘Alice in Wonderland’ characters.
Go mad picking amongst sweets like ‘The Queen,’ with a sugar collar and chocolate egg throne, ‘The Rabbit’ made of milk chocolate, and ‘Eggs’ bedazzled in hearts and clubs and filled with caramel and praline animals.
With treats as delicious as these, be careful not to lose your head.
Collection available now. For more information, visit Pierre Marcolini’s website.
‘The Mad Hatter’ (left) is part chess piece, part Jack of Hearts and wears a simple cap while ‘The Cat’ (right) is filled with 6 mini Easter eggs
The ‘Egg’ (left) is milk chocolate and covered with hearts, clubs and a bow tie - ready for the Easter holiday - while ‘The Queen’ (right) sports a vibrant hairdo and delicious sugar collar
By Simply Chocolate
Beautiful on the outside and delicious on the inside, ‘The Egg’ keeps it simple. Available in copper and polished brass, both have delicious chocolate eggs within their metallic shells, which are handmade in Copenhagen. With five different flavours to choose from, the Easter surprises just keep on coming. Pick and choose amongst candies like ‘Crunchy Coco’ milk chocolate with coconut pieces, ‘Misty Martha’ chocolate with crushed hazelnut, ‘Pink Polly’ white chocolate with raspberry and liquorice, ‘Persian Perry’ white chocolate with Persian liquorice and ‘Almond Alex’ dark chocolate with almonds.
For more information, visit Simply Chocolate’s website
’The Egg’ is offered in regal brass and classic copper shells
With five different flavours to choose from, there’s a treat for everyone inside ’The Egg’
‘8 Chocolate Hens Eggs in a Cotton Bowl’
Shake up your holiday with this musical Easter treat, a cotton bowl filled with 8 chocolate hens’ eggs with tiny chocolate seeds in their centres. Rattle the candies and you’ll hear the tasty sweets hiding inside. Each milk and dark chocolate egg is wrapped in vibrant metallic pleated foil ready for snacking.
The bespoke cotton bowl is made in Spain and lasts long after all the chocolates are gone.
‘8 Chocolate Hens Eggs in a Cotton Bowl’ is available on Culture Label’s website
Each sweet comes packed in a colourful metallic wrapper
By Yauatcha Patisserie
From London’s Yauatcha Patisserie, headed by Head Pastry Chef Sarah Frankland and Executive Pastry Chef Graham Hornigold, comes a new collection of pastries and chocolates inspired by favourite seasonal ingredients.
Within the range is a series of three classic Easter eggs, offered in white, milk and dark chocolate. Bite into these treats and discover a selection of Yauatcha’s handcrafted chocolates - salted caramel truffles within the dark chocolate egg, hazelnut praline truffles within the milk chocolate egg, and vanilla yoghurt truffles within the white chocolate egg.
The entire collection is available at Yauatcha Soho, Yauatcha City and Yauatcha Patisserie. For more information, visit Yauatcha’s website.
Each egg is adorned with circle, square and triangle embellishments
by Paxton Chocolate
Know for their whimsically designed chocolate thins, Chocolatiers Paxton have been experimenting with flavours and colours since 2006. For their special Easter offering, they have created two artisan eggs, each divided into flavoured halves. Decorating the eggs are their intricately patterned thins, all boasting various Spring prints and hues.
The eggs are available in half matcha green tea & sea salt caramel, half cherry & poppy seed (pictured) or half pistachio & hazelnut, half toasted almond & English breakfast tea, both at £18 each. For more information, visit Paxton’s website
Inside the eggs, a range of four different foliage-themed giant thins are available. Included are an artistically painted tree that is flavoured green tea and sea salt caramel (right) and a more autumnal warm print in English breakfast tea and almond (left)