Sweeten up your Easter with these amazing creations.
They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But they’re wrong. Easter is. The season that starts as soon as the Christmas decorations are torn down – according to retailers anyway – Easter has us in the chocolate-themed spirit for months in anticipation of the big day, thanks to the ever-growing array of treats we can stuff into our gobs. It’s like the nail in the coffin after binge-eating at Christmas, before we inevitably celebrate not only the resurrection of Jesus, but the resurrection of our diets, too. Without further ado, here are some of the best places to stock up on Easter goodies this year in Manchester.
1. Sweet Chorlton
Based in Trafford Park, Sweet Chorlton has gone all out for the sugary occasion, not only launching incredible Easter stuffed cupcakes filled with Maltesers spread and buttercream, but taking half Easter eggs and filling them up with Nutella, cookies and cream buttercream, Oreos and more. They’re incredibly Instagrammable and equally as tasty, too. Orders yours here.
Fress has been serving up the good stuff for quite some time during the pandemic, and now, they’ve upped the stakes even higher. Creating these delicious Easter treats, guests can enjoy half Easter Eggs filled with cheesecake, with flavours such as Kinder Bueno, Lotus Biscoff, Jammy Dodgers and, of course, Creme Egg. There’s a limited number available this weekend, but you can get yours from Fress this Friday and Saturday. Fress, 62 Oldham St, M4 1LE.
3. Buzzy Bee
Buzzy Bee has been absolutely slamming it with the online orders throughout the pandemic, providing us with regular specials, gooey cookies and moreish brownies. Now for Easter, they’ve gifted us with the invention of Mini Egg stuffed brookies, Creme Egg layered brownies, caramel egg stuffed cookies and more. They’re as chocolatey and gooey as they come and perfect for stuffing your face come Easter Sunday. Get yours here.
Chocolate royalty here in Manchester, Slattery has, of course, created some absolute masterpieces for Easter this year. We’re talking sculptured flamingo eggs, chocolate drip eggs, an incredible prosecco filled egg, and gorgeous Manchester Bee creations. While the best of the selection is only available for collection due to their carefully crafted nature, Slattery does have a selection of equally divine eggs and sculptures available to purchase online too.
If anyone knows how to do a seasonal special, it’s Gooey. And this time, guests can enjoy their Hot Cross Bun-inspired creation, which has been married with their iconic, New York-style cookie. Consisting of milk and dark chocolate dough, the limited-edition treat is stuffed with raisins, sultanas, mixed peel and hot cross bun spices, before being finished off with the iconic buttercream cross. Delivery and collection is available now, and you can try them here.
6. Cocoa Cabana
Cocoa Cabana sure knows how to take chocolate, and make it into a piece of art. From neon pink beauties and ombre painted creations, to geometric shapes and printed showstoppers that are almost too good to eat – Cocoa Cabana has some beautiful sweet treats to enjoy this Easter, which make for an eggstra special treat if you’ve already been bingeing on the supermarket versions this month. Collect from Cocoa Cabana, 7 Murray St, Ancoats, M4 6HS.
7. Disco Biscuit
Known for ‘pushing the cookie boundaries’, Disco Biscuit has some great Easter boxes up for grabs this week, which are packed with mini egg cookies, Malteaster bunny cookie pies, a brownie Biscoff ‘scotch egg’ and so much more. Perfect for sharing or simply stuffing your face solo over the Easter holidays, the boxes are available to order online now.
8. Cocoa Tree
Another great spot to enjoy if you appreciate brilliantly crafted chocolates, Cocoa Tree has created a number of colourful eggs to try this Easter. There’s a whole spectrum of designs to choose from with geometric striped patterns, splashes of colour and more, which honestly – would sit perfectly on anyone’s mantlepiece. Perfect for a gift for a loved one or even just a fancy treat for yourself, the eggs are set to be uploaded to Cocoa Tree’s website this week.
9. Sam Joseph
Located in both Macclesfield and Altricham, Sam Joseph has a couple of collection dates available for their artisan Easter Eggs, which are carefully crafted into sugary masterpieces. The stunning eggs are filled with chocolate truffles, making for a luxury treat this weekend, with both dark and milk chocolate versions available. Order them here.
10. Hey Little Cupcake!
Hey Little Cupcake! has become a kind of dessert institution here in Manchester, and for good reason, too. Their cupcakes will forever remain a classic dessert for us thanks to their consistently fluffy cakes – which feature an ever-changing, hugely diverse array of toppings. This Easter, HLC has gone above and beyond for us, with blondie dippy egg and soldiers, half Easter Eggs stuffed with chocolate cake, and, of course, Easter-inspired cupcakes with seriously cute icing toppers. Order yours here.