Spring officially starts tomorrow! In honor of its arrival, this weekend we made Springtime Birds Nest Cupcakes. They were just too easy to make, I couldn’t resist sharing this recipes with you.
Batter mix and required ingredients
Shredded coconut (sweetened if possible)
Candy (malt) eggs
First simply make your batter of cupcakes. I used Pillsbury Funfetti mix to give the treats that colorful pop! Make sure you pick up the other required ingredients for your batter. For instance, Funfetti requires 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of oil, and water.
While your cupcakes are baking, grab the shredded coconut. Now there are several ways to coconut. My preferred way to just to toast it on the stove top in a pan. Place the pan with enough coconut to top your desserts over medium heat. Be careful though! Sweetened coconut can heat up and burn real fast. Make sure you stir constantly too. Remove from heat once toasted.
Once your cupcakes are done, go ahead and frost them. I like to use plain vanilla whipped frosting. Make sure you coat the cupcakes evenly for a nice clean look.
Since i used the Funfetti kind, it came with fun pastel sprinkles. I went ahead and sprinkled those on top before adding the toasted coconut. This is completely optional. Then it is time to go ahead and sprinkle the coconut on top. You can somewhat form the coconut into a nest, leaving a little dip in the middle to hold the eggs.
Now that your cakes are generally finished, it’s time to add the “eggs” to the “nest!” I used malt “Robin Eggs” that are usually available during the Easter holiday season. They add a nice little candy crunch to goodies.
If you are having an Easter Party or a ‘Welcome Spring‘ Party, these desserts are perfect to serve. Best part? They are so easy to make! Enjoy!!
Ashley B. says
These are so cute! I’ve been thinking of making these for my kids classroom celebrations for Easter, they look so easy to make!
OMG, these are SO CUTE!!! I’ve never seen these before, I am so excited to try making them this Easter :)
this looks like a great tasting cupcake I would love to make these with my daughter.
OMG! Those are almost too cute to eat. But I am sure I can find a way. ;)
Kelly R says
I love these.. Thank you for the recipe..
Melanie S says
These are darling! wish my kids liked coconut!
Samantha K says
Those are soooo cute!!
Those are so cute. :) I am going to whip up a batch of these. Thanks for sharing.
Ellen Christian says
Those are adorable!
Those are so pretty. I’ll have to make these with my daughter. She would absolutely love them!
Alisha Kostiuk says
These are so cute and my kids would have so much fun making them.
Those are super cute! I have to pin this now!
Kat H. says
That is so cute. It also looks easy to do. Thank you for sharing.
I goodness those look adorable and best yet I actually think I could make those! Thank you for sharing this- the kids will be surprised when I make those for Easter treats
Sam B. says
Too cute! We haven’t even started thinking about Easter festivities or treats yet…better get the ball rolling!
Angie Agerter says
how fun are these! What an amazing treat:)
Paula -Growing Up Bilingual says
These are so freaking cute and easy, thanks for sharing. I am pinning these! Thanks.
love this! they came out great :)
Kristen D says
So cute! I wish I saw these a few days ago! My oldest daughter’s birthday is today. They would have been perfect for her!
paige fowler says
such a cute idea :D
jenny at dapperhouse says
SO CUTE!! This is easy enough for me to make but cute enough that no one would believe that I did LOL! This is perfect for gift giving to the neighbors for the holiday – Thanks!