I know I’ve been away from you for a few days & for that I am truly sorry. A California business trip called & I had to listen. But I am back & dessert ready as ever!
Today we’re going to tackle this amazing Easter Nest Cupcakes with Eggs Recipe that is sure to win over everyone in the family. Enjoy!
• Already made cupcakes
• Ready made vanilla icing
• 1 cup Shredded coconut
• Green food coloring
• Food coloring (pastel colors)
• Easter muffin liners (optional)
• Jelly beans or M&M speckled Easter eggs (optional)
• String licorice (optional)
Make up a batch of cupcakes; plain white works great for me.
Take a tub of ready-made vanilla icing and divide into 5 parts. Leave one part white, and color the other icing potions in pastel colors (pink, yellow, peach, lavender, etc)
Ice the cup cakes with various colors.
Put about a cup of shredded coconut into a small bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring until a nice
Spring grass-like green color is obtained for the coconut. Sprinkle in a little bit of icing sugar and a few drops of water. (This will give the coconut mixture a ‘stickiness’ to it so it will set well on top of the cupcakes, and hold the mini-eggs).
Drop a teaspoonful or so of grass mixture onto each cupcake. Top each ‘grass nest’ with 2-3 M&M speckled Easter eggs (available in most grocery shops in the lead-up to Easter) or jelly beans.
Last of all take some string licorice to make handle of basket (insert into cupcake to form handle) they are colorful, fun and the kids love them.
Place in fridge which will allow the eggs to sit firmly into the nests.
Arrange on a platter covered in Easter basket hay!