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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kids In The Kitchen : Easter Recipe

Easter Nest Cupcakes with Speckled Easter Eggs

• 1 or 2 boxes Plain white cake mix
• Ready made vanilla icing
• 1 cup Shredded coconut
• Green food coloring
• Food coloring (pastel colors)
• Easter muffin liners (optional)
• Jelly beans or M&M speckled Easter
• String licorice (optional)

Make up a batch (or two!!) of cupcakes; plain white cake mix is fine. Take a tub of ready-made vanilla icing and divide into 4 or 5 parts. Leave one part white, and color the other icing potions in easter-like pastel colors (pink, yellow, peach, lavender, etc) Ice the cup cakes with various colors. Put about a cup of shredded coconut into a small bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring until a nice spring grass-like green color is obtained for the coconut. Sprinkle in a little bit of icing sugar
and a few drops of water. (This will give the coconut mixture a 'stickiness' to it so it will set well on
top of the cupcakes, and hold the mini-eggs).
5. Drop a teaspoonful or so of grass mixture onto each cupcake. Top each 'grass nest' with 2-3 M&M speckled
Easter eggs (available in most grocery shops in the lead-up to Easter) or jelly beans.
6. Last of all take some string licorce to make handle of basket (insert into cupcake to form handle) they
are colorful, fun and the kids love them!
7. Place in fridge which will allow the eggs to sit firmly into the nests.
8. Arrange on a platter covered in Easter basket 'hay'.
The recipe is located on DLTK's Recipes we love this website for bible stories, crafts and recipes


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