Easter Nest Cupcakes
I was a proud baker this weekend. I saw a photo last week on instagram of an adorable cupcake with a pretzel nest on top and thought “I could make something like that!” —so I got creative in my kitchen and made pretty Easter nest cupcakes to take to an Easter lunch that I was invited to.
To make the nests, I melted chocolate chips, dumped pretzel sticks in the melted chocolate and stirred it around, breaking a few pretzels on purpose.
Then I formed the pretzel nests on top of a cookie sheet and wax paper, put 3 candy-coated eggs in each one, and put them in the fridge.
Next, I baked chocolate cupcakes in a white cupcake liner, leaving extra room in the cup for the nest.
After the cupcakes were cool, I piped pink buttercream icing on top and put an Easter egg nest on top of each one.
And the photo below I snatched from my friend Elisabeth’s facebook page is me holding the tray of cupcakes…notice the short sleeves and sunshine. The weather for our Easter weekend here in Seattle was anything but gray and rainy!