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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Simple Eggs in a Nest Cupcakes

So easy and So cute!  These cupcakes were a cinch to put together with adorable results.  One of my preschoolers had an Easter party at playschool.  I grabbed the opportunity to make these darling little cupcakes.
Bake cupcakes either from scratch or a good 'ole store bought mix.  Allow to cool, then spread on icing.  My favorite icing is a simple Cream Cheese icing - softened cream cheese, powdered sugar (quite a bit), a little butter and LOTS of mixing power!
With the cupcakes newly iced (still need the icing "sticky" for "grass" to stay in place), add grass and top with "egg".

Items needed:
green food dye (yellow and blue make green - it's what I did)
Pastel colored Egg shaped M&M's (they are out in stores around Easter time)

I used approximately 3/4 cup of dyed coconut for 20 cupcakes.

Tint coconut the perfect green grass color to your liking.
After frosting, carefully make a small "nest" of green tinted coconut, lightly pushing the coconut into the icing.  This helps it to stay in place.
Grab a Pastel Egg shaped M&M (regular shaped Pastel ones would work if needed).  Press the Egg into the grass.
Surprise a 4 year old with a super cool cupcake!


  1. We would LOVE for you to come on over and link up this recipe! GREAT Egg Dish and it's perfect.... for THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. Our theme is "EGG DISHES" we hope to see you there! :-)

  2. These are adorable - I love the green nests. Thanks so much for linking up!

  3. so cute! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  4. These are really cute and I just happen to have coconut in the fridge. Please share your recipe with our readers by linking up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!