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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Baby Bluebird Cupcakes

I have lots of other things waiting to be posted but I just HAD to move these to the the front of the queue – and you see why.  They are SO CUTE!  They needed to be shared immediately :)  I saw a few variations on cupcakes like these last spring, but never got around to making them.  I’ve been waiting all year for another chance!  This week Ben needed something sweet to take in to school so it worked out perfectly.  I heard they were quite a hit!  

I had really good intentions of doing a step-by-step photo post as I made these, but I wasn’t feeling well and ended up becoming so engrossed in the detail work that I forgot to take pictures.  Sorry!  I’m sure you can pretty much imagine how to assemble them just from looking at the picture.  Originally I had planned to do half of the nests with just mini egg candies and the other half with birds, but then I decided that the eggs I bought were not even half as cute as the birds so I went all the way with those.  These are the perfect treat for springtime and would also be welcome as part of any Easter spread.  Next time I’ll be sure to make a double batch.  They were too cute to only have 12!  Happy spring!

Baby Bluebird Cupcakes
Supplies:
1 batch cupcakes (any flavor – I used vanilla)
Shredded coconut
Pastry bags (large round and small “V” tips)
Chocolate frosting (I used Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Frosting – 3/4 batch)
Vanilla frosting (I used leftover canned frosting from another project)
Blue and yellow icing color
Chocolate (I used a few leftover chocolate chips)

Directions:
Level cupcakes if necessary with a small paring knife.  Toast the shredded coconut and let cool completely before proceeding.  (I like to toast coconut in a non-stick skillet, as it is much easier to control the browning and less likely to burn than when using the oven.)  Transfer to a bowl.

Using a pastry bag, pipe a ring or two of chocolate frosting around the outside edge of each cupcake to form the foundation of the nest (the tip you use doesn’t really matter since it will be covered with coconut anyway).  Sprinkle a large amount of the toasted coconut over each cupcake, gently pressing it into the chocolate frosting.  Shake off the excess.  

Color some of the vanilla frosting light blue.  Using a pastry bag fitted with a wide round tip, pipe three mounds of frosting into the center of each nest to make the birds’ bodies.  (If there is a little peak on the top of your mounds, just wait a few minutes until the icing begins to set and then gently smooth it down with a toothpick or your finger.)  Color the remaining vanilla frosting yellow, and using a pastry bag fitted with a small “V” tip, pipe a beak onto each bird.  Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, in 20-30 second intervals until completely melted.  Dip a toothpick in the chocolate and dot eyes onto each bird.

Source: inspiration from Martha Stewart

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    (almost) Too adorable to eat!! :-D

  • http://fakeginger.com Amanda @ Fake Ginger

    Those are too stinkin’ cute!

  • Debbie

    You are just so talented. I am constantly in awe. Where do you find the time?

  • Lena

    These cupcakes are too cute! I think they’d be too cute to eat :)

  • http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com Tracey

    They are so cute and perfect for this time of year!

  • http://theflanagans07.wordpress.com Lauren

    I’m DYING. Those are so cute!

  • http://bigcitycooking.blogspot.com Niki

    adorable. great job!

  • Stephanie

    Those are super cute!

  • http://baseballbakingandbooks.com ingrid

    Those look so cute! Fantastic job!
    ~ingrid

  • http://therookiechef.blogspot.com/ Molly Jean

    Those are just adorable! I will have to make these for easter :)

  • oneordinaryday

    Oh my gosh, these are the cutest darn cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Great job!
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

  • http://sweetsavorysouthern.wordpress.com Renea(MrsSchoon)

    Super cute!! Love them.

  • http://bakeitafterall.blogspot.com/ Meghan

    Those little birds are the cutest things EVER! These cupcakes are so adorable!

  • http://jamieanne.wordpress.com/ jamieanne

    I saw these on the Martha Stewart website and I’m going to have a go at making them too. Yours are so cute!

  • http://echocorango.blogspot.com Talita

    How cute! So delicate and sweet! Those cupcakes are a gift!

  • david marshall michael

    haha, wow i really like those, they look awesome

  • http://kathyandryan.blogspot.com Kathy

    are you kidding?! those are really awesome!!

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com Melissa

    Those are too cute! I think I’ll have to make them.

  • http://picky-palate.com Jenny Flake

    LOVE these! So adorable, great post!

  • http://www.cakebatterandbowl.com Kerstin

    Adorable! They look like they’re from a bakery!

  • http://jsbofferding.blogspot.com Sara

    These are so cute!! Perfect for spring and Easter! :)

  • http://karaskitchencreations.blogspot.com/ Kara

    Oh my goodness, these are the cutest things!

  • http://tamiskitchentabletalk.blogspot.com/ Tami

    Oh, these are sooo adorable! So very cute!

  • http://jenncuisine.wordpress.com/ Jenn

    Those are SOO cute!

  • http://www.chiccookiekits.blogspot.com Meaghan (Chic Cookies)

    Cute! I posted a link on my edible crafts column at craftgossip.com…hope you’ll get even MORE clicks! (your post is at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com, I saw these on tastespotting and foodgawker)

  • Maeghan

    So stinkin cute! I wouldn’t be able to eat them!

  • http://gaboinked.com George

    They look like “little” Twitter Cakes!

  • bakergirlcreations

    Very sweet!

  • http://burpandslurp.wordpress.com burpexcuzme

    WHOA!!! these are SO adorable, I will have to preserve them and keep them like that forever!

  • http://meganscookin.blogspot.com megan

    These are precious! I need an event where I can take them so I can make them! There just that cute! :)

  • http://www.recipegirl.com/blog RecipeGirl

    These are just darling. Great job!

  • http://oneprettything.com Rachel

    So cute, I just love them! I’ll be linking.

  • http://amberskitchen.blogspot.com Amber

    Simply adorable!

  • payal

    so cute — I’m going to try making these tonight for a coworker’s birthday! Do you remember if you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut or does it matter? I wasn’t sure if the sweetened coconut would toast well

  • Annie

    You can use either.

  • http://poetinthepantry.com The Poet Herself

    OMG, I love these! They are so adorable!

  • Pilar

    I made these last year. They are from Martha Stewart. They are on her website.

  • Annie

    Yes, I linked to her at the bottom of the post.

  • http://www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com SliceofSouthern

    These are too cute! I love this creative idea for Easter and even Earth day! great idea…