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Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easter is such a fun time for both kids and adults. And cooking for Easter is a ball! These fun Easter nest cupcakes will be the delight of your Easter dessert table. 

Spring is here! The days are filled with more sunlight, flowers are blooming and the thrill of a chocolate Easter egg hunt is on the minds of everyone in the family.  

When Jess was a little girl, I was a Wilton cake decorating fiend. I would drag out my icing tips whenever there was a special occasion coming up.

Those days have past now, but I still find cupcake decorating a fun thing to do from time to time.  The cupcakes are a ball to make and quite easy once you get the hang of using the icing tip.

These Easter Nest Cupcakes are fun to make and will be the hit of your Easter Dessert Table

I love making desserts where the look of them showcase the holiday. See my no bake bird’s nest cookies for another fun twist on this cupcake idea.

These Easter nest cupcakes would look perfect on a platter displayed next to vase of flowers on Easter Sunday.

I’d recommend showcasing them next to a vase of dogwood flowers, or a potted Easter lily, as those flowers are two of the symbols of Easter! 

For another Easter dish, make sure to check out our recipe for hot cross buns with rum-soaked raisins and an orange glaze. It’s an updated version of the traditional Easter bread recipe.

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Let’s make some Easter nest cupcakes!Easter Nest Cupcakes

The beauty of these cupcakes is that you don’t have to be skilled at cake decorating.  The icing tip basically does all the work for you.

All you need is a slightly steady hand and a whimsical attitude and you’ll have them done in no time at all.

To make the cupcakes you will need these supplies: 

  • 1 icing bag
  • Wilton #233 grass tip
  • Coupler to hold the tip to the icing bag
  • Brown gel food coloring (this will not dilute the frosting and gives a great color)
  • Pastel colored Easter egg candy
  • Plastic Easter egg picks
  • Yellow cake mix
  • Prepared frosting mix

Bake your cupcakes according to package directions. Add a few drops of the brown food coloring to your prepared frosting to get the desired color.

Have your Easter candy and Easter picks handy for decorating the cupcakes.

Cupcake making station

Attach the Wilson grass tip and coupler to an icing bag.  The coupler will hold the tip in place and can be re-used later.Placing the tip and coupler on an icing bag

Using a sharp knife, hollow out the center of the cupcakes to make a small indentation. (save the cupcake bits for cake pops!)Hollow out the center

Place the chocolate colored icing in the prepared bag and fill in the center hole first.

Now, move to the outside and, holding the tip on an angle, rotate the cupcake and move around the edge making higher sides to the “nest.”Making the nexts

Time to add the baby chicks!

That is all there is to making the nests. Now just add your Robin’s Easter egg candy to the nest. Tada! Baby chicks all ready to hatch!

Easter Nest Cupcakes

A little Easter bunny pick completes the look in a fun way. These adorable Easter nest cupcakes are so whimsical and fun. I guarantee you that they will disappear in no time at all. Easter Nest Cupcakes

I also used the grass tip to make some home make lemon cupcakes with grass frosting for a different look.Easter cupcakes with grass frosting

Be sure to check out National Carrot Cake Day for more recipes with cakes.

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