Birds Nest Cupcakes

Birds Nest Cupcakes

“In springtime
The only pretty ring time
Birds sing, hey ding
A-ding A-ding
Sweet lovers love the spring”

Willy Wonka sings this song in the invention room while riding the bike that stirs the ingredients. (He is quoting William Shakespeare). These edible bird nests kind of remind me of this song. This is an easy baking project, it requires no frosting bags or tips. I decided to make these after I failed at making shortbread cookies.. I rolled the dough too thin and the edges burned! So these cupcakes were super easy and quick and make a cute ‘just because’ gift for someone.

Special Supplies…

  • Shredded Coconut (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Easter Candy Eggs (like Malt balls)
  • Marshmallow Peeps

How to make this…

  1. Bake  & Frost your cupcakes
  2. Toast your coconut
    Put your shredded coconut into a skillet, heat on medium and constantly stir until its toasted. It can easily burn so keep stirring, it will only take about 4 or 5 minutes. Remove from heat and put coconut into a bowl. Wait a few minutes for it to cool.
  3. Arrangement
    Decorate your your frosted cupcakes with a few candy eggs or marshmallow peeps. When using the peeps, first trim it with scissors or a knife so the bottom isn’t so huge. The exposed marshmallow will also help it stick very nicely to the cupcake.
  4. Finishing Touch
    Hold each cupcake over the coconut bowl and sprinkle the toasted coconut onto the cupcakes… shake excess off. This will help you manage the mess and not waste any coconut.
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