Chick’s Easter Nest Cupcakes

April 7, 2012

Chick's Nest Cupcakes

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all having a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing weekend. I made these Easter cupcakes with Casper earlier this week. I can remember making them with my mum when I was little and, as soon as I saw the cupcake case file from Lettering Delights, I knew I had to make them with Casper. The set contains a few other animal designs including a lamb and a panda and can be purchased here. I finally calibrated the print and cut facility on my digital cutting machine and used it to cut the cases out.

Chick's Easter Nest Cupcakes

For the cupcakes I used the chocolate cupcake recipe from ‘Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery’. It is not the quickest and easiest recipe to use when you’re baking with a three year old, which I only spotted half way through making them. It involves separating the eggs and whisking both parts as well as mixing all of the other ingredients in a different bowl. It does result in a lovely light texture though. We also used their chocolate buttercream recipe, which uses melted chocolate and has a delicious and rich flavour. The recipe made enough for 12 large cupcakes and around 24 smaller ones.

Big and small

Next came the fun part of decorating them. We piped the buttercream into a nest shape, then sprinkled some Cadbury’s flake that we had crumbled earlier. Finally we added some mini eggs – as you can see this part required a lot of concentration.



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  • Reply thelittleloaf April 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    These look lovely, and the perfect alternative to chocolate cornflake cakes for Easter. Love the look of concentration on your son’s face 🙂

    • Reply Laura April 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Littleloaf, they are tasty and he loved decorating them.

  • Reply Inder April 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    You have mad baking skills. These are awesome. I am in awe. (I love to bake bread, but when it comes to sweets, I know NOTHING.)

    • Reply Laura April 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Aww thanks Inder. There’s a lot of skill involved in baking bread though and homemade bread is soooo good.

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