These are the cupcakes I made not too long ago. It was around Easter when I made them and my kids thought they were really neat. I made 48 cupcakes (2 cake mixes) and used 4 cans of chocolate icing. I have never made nests out of the icing on cupcakes before and I didn’t have anything to go by. I just had it in my head and kind of went with it as I went.
I first started off by making a circle of the icing around the top of the cupcake. I did this so that I could use it as a base when I got to the rest of it. I just used the regular size “star” shaped tip on my pastry bag. Using the star shaped tip also gave it lines inderneath too to help contrast a little with the rest of the icing.
After I put the circle or ring around all my cupcakes I changed my tip to the small round one so that the icing came out in small lines. I had a better idea in my head but it wasn’t working out as well as I thought. I ended up just going back and forth across the base circle all the way around it. I did end up filling a little in the centers as well. The reason for the base circle was that the nests had a bowl-like shape.
After my nests were complete, I added some egg shaped candy and used different colors. My candy of choice was Easter Egg Reese’s Pieces. I just added 3 of them to the centers!
These were actually the easiest and quickest cupcakes I have done in a while! Only took me about a half hour to decorate all 48 of them.
Enjoy and don’t forget to pin it if you like it!
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