Thursday, February 17, 2011

bluebird cupcakes.

Today's cupcake: Nesting baby bluebird cupcakes.

The weather outside this past week has got me thinking Spring. A sure sign of Spring for me is when I spot the first robin in the yard & I love seeing their little blue eggs laying peacefully in their nests. (which are usually found under our deck)
I'm pretty sure our warmer weather won't be here to stay yet, but sooner than later we can all count on waking up to the little birdies chirping outside our windows.

Vanilla cupcake mix
Chocolate buttercream frosting
Light blue peanut M&M's (out around Easter) or Jordan almonds (hard, chocolate covered almonds)
Black & yellow Icing
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Spread coconut in an even layer onto a baking sheet and cook until golden brown (about 8-10 min.)
Let cool.

Bake vanilla cupcakes according to the box.
Let cool.

Frost w. chocolate buttercream frosting.
Take peanut M&M's/Jordan almonds and create tiny black dots with icing tip for eyes.
Do the same (in yellow icing) to create the beaks.
Place the baby birds in the center and sprinkle the toasted coconut around the outside of the cupcake.


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