Easter Cupcakes: Make These Robin’s Nest Beauties in No Time

There is nothing un-fun about making these cupcakes. Kids love to sort out all the blue eggs and press them into the coconut icing.

My son Mark has an April birthday, and so we’ve gravitated towards an Easter theme. The year before we made these Chick and Egg Easter Cupcakes, but we wanted to try something new.

We found a picture of these robin’s egg cupcakes at Death by Cupcake, and we think they taste as good as they look!

Robin’s Nest Easter Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes

  • 1 package of sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 72 blue speckled candy eggs (you’ll need 3 bags of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs if you want 3 blue eggs per cupcake)
  • 1 batch of Yellow Cupcakes and Butter Cream Icing

If you can’t find pre-toasted coconut flakes, just bake the flakes in a single layer on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees F. Watch carefully, and toss occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until they turn light brown.

Once your cupcakes are baked and frosted, roll the top of the cupcake into the coconut flakes, leaving the very center free. Press three Cadbury eggs into the center, and voila’!

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  • Tara April 5, 2012, 10:44 am

    What is the color of the food coloring for the icing in the recipe?

    • Amy April 5, 2012, 10:58 am

      Hi Tara,

      Just white! The toasted coconut covers it mainly. I’m glad you are thinking of making these!

      Take care,

  • Inder April 17, 2011, 2:03 pm

    These are so beautiful. I thought I was immune to pastel Easter cuteness, but I was so wrong. I love love love love these.

  • Michelle April 15, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Those look great! They’ll be on our menu for Easter!

    As long as we’re sharing recipes…. I made these Cupcake Poppers for a Safety Patrol Party at school today, and they were yummy. http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cupcake-poppers/c0d659b8-4c2f-41ec-a080-a78af7ef5f20

    The filling tastes just like a Twinkie and the bright colors are very spring-y! I used a cookie pan from Wilton, which turned out little cakes shaped like ladybugs, flowers, and butterflies.

    • Amy April 15, 2011, 9:46 pm

      Wow, Michelle! Those are so fun! Did you do red, yellow and green? I love that you made them in different fun shapes.

      Thanks for writing in!


  • Jen @ Jen Spends April 15, 2011, 9:36 am

    Yum! The icing is the most important part for me, and judging from the picture it looks delicious! I love the light blue eggs too.

    p.s. You have the most beautiful family!

    • Amy April 15, 2011, 9:47 pm

      Thanks Jen! Yes, those light blue eggs are so sweet and innocent.