Put a Bird on It: 5 Easter Desserts with Eggs in Nests

published Mar 29, 2015
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This Easter let’s take a break from chocolate bunnies and make eggs the center of the dessert table. No, not actual eggs — beautiful desserts with sweet eggs at the center. Celebrate next Sunday with any one of these fun sweets, shaped like a bird’s nest and filled with candy-coated eggs.

1. Royal Icing Nests from Sprinkle Bakes

Let this sweet nest be both decoration and dessert. It’s so pretty you almost don’t want to eat it — but, of course you really do. And because we can’t put this dessert on a pedestal for looks alone, it’s also surprisingly easy to make. To make it even better, I love the idea of filling this nest with tangy lemon curd or sweet pudding.

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2. Easter Rose and Orange Cupcakes from Hostess with the Mostess

There are a lot of ways to craft a bird’s nest, but spun sugar has to be one of my favorites. It’s so pretty, soft, and delicate, and it’s actually not too tricky to make. Plus, the end result really gives this simple cupcake the wow-factor it deserves.

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3. Homemade Marshmallow Nests from Sophistimom

I love marshmallows in all forms — especially festive marshmallows that are coated with toasted coconut and have an open center filled with chocolate eggs. They look delicate and airy, and precisely the kind of pretty sweet that belongs in an Easter dessert spread or tucked in a basket.

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4. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes from Cooking Classy

These cupcakes are proof you can keep dessert simple, yet still totally adorable and fun. I mean, blue candy-coated eggs transformed into baby blue birds — does it get any cuter? Top your favorite cupcakes with a lofty mound of toasted coconut and you’ve got a nest ready to be filled with eggs.

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5. Easter Bird Nest Cake from Vanilla Bean Baker

If you want to go big with your bird’s nest dessert this Easter, here’s the way to do it. Why make a nest on top of your cake, when you can turn the entire cake into one big nest?