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Chocolate Birds Nest Cupcakes

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Make beautiful birds nest cupcakes using melted chocolate chips.

 Celebrate spring, Easter, new baby and more with a DIY chocolate bird nest and yummy chocolate or candy eggs (or any edible eggs). Create beautiful cupcakes for your party or special event.

Let me show you how using melted  chocolate chips, jelly beans, frosting and a piping or freezer bag – YOU can make these quick and simple. Everything you need is below.

Watch the video!

You will Need:

  • You will Need:

    • Chocolate chips or chocolate bar (you can also use candy melts in any color)
    • Candy eggs – I used mini Reeses eggs
    • Frosting – use a store-bought frosting make buttercream
    • Green food coloring
    • Fork
    • Freezer ziploc bag
    • Scissors
    • Parchment paper or wax paper
    • Pen or pencil to make circles as a guide

Buttercream BASIC Frosting:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter (salted, or unsalted)
1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
4 cups powdered sugar (depending on stiffness)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (best quality available)
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream, half and half or milk.

* In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix softened butter. Whip until pale yellow.
* Add salt (if needed).
* One cup at time, add 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, beating after each addition.
* Add vanilla, or other flavorings and beat to combine.
* Add about 1 tablespoon of cream, and continue beating.
* Add the remaining 1 cup powdered sugar.
* If you want to pipe the frosting on cupcakes, the frosting should be nice and thick. Continue to beat another minute or so. The frosting should now be smooth and fluffy.

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