Bird Nest Cupcakes

• 19 March 2008

Last week when pouring toasted coconut over my new favorite ice cream, an idea came to me for an Easter cupcake. Here are the results! I used pretty jordan almonds in pastel shades from Cost Plus World Market, the Magnolia Bakery recipe for chocolate cupcakes and their signature vanilla buttercream frosting. I bought a bag of sweetened coconut and toasted about a cup in the oven on 350 degrees for several minutes. Make sure you lay out the coconut in a thin layer before toasting.

If you really wanted to go the extra mile, you could present each cupcake on a bed of wheatgrass or even in a terra cotta container of wheat grass. You'd probably make it onto Sk*rt if you did that :)

Today we are spending a LOT of time preparing for our Easter camping trip in Southern Utah but I'm going to try and squeeze in a couple of deliveries before I eat them all. This morning I discovered that cupcakes make an excellent breakfast :) Better get 'em out of here....


14 comments:

Teaworthy said...

I just love your blog. It's like a sunny day. Thanks so much!

Amber said...

Those are so adorable I'll have to try them. I too have been known for inhaling a early morning cupcake and writing it off as a decent breakfast. I managed to tell myself it was just a muffin with frosting!

Marilee said...

Very cute!

Kirsten said...

Wow! These are super-cute, and I will be copying your cupcake stylings for the in-law Easter celebration this weekend. I can't wait to get started.

Amber Carlston said...

I was a lucky receiver of one of these fine creations. It didn't last long, and it was worth every calorie :)

Steph gets presentation and style points on this one!

Cher said...

You are just so dang cute. I need to make time for things like this...you are my style maven!

Kate said...

what a darling idea!

Horsley Home said...

Absolutely darling!

Kim said...

I love it! I'm definitely doing this!

Robin Lunt said...

have fun camping!! the cupcakes look amazing!

Laurie said...

You have very fortunate friends/neighbors -- the recipients of all your beautiful and tasty creations.

Lauren said...

Love these! I was going to make something similar (for the kids) but this will spice it up.

V. said...

Your Easter cupcakes look fantastic! So cute.

Coveiter said...

Aren't these easy to make? They look like the ones we made. Great minds think alike!

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