Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Bird’s Nest Cake

 

As longterm readers of Rhyme & Ribbons know, I love holidays. I love decorating, I love the traditions, I love everything that goes along with them (besides the stress). So today’s post isn’t a recipe, it’s more like an edible DIY for Easter or any spring party.

Bird’s Nest Cake
cakes for spring / easter
*I originally was inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest that wasn’t linked to any webpage. With a quick google search I can give inspiration credit, where credit is due to Vanilla Bean Baker
 
What you need:
 
2 Round Cakes cooled to room temperature (I used my vanilla cake recipe.)
Chocolate frosting (I used my chocolate frosting recipe.)
1 butter knife
circle for tracing (I used a mug)
1 bag of Cadbury Chocolate Mini Eggs
Piping Bag
#4 tip
 
Cut out a circle in the center of one of your cooled cakes. Discard (eat) the inner circle. Frost the top of the other cake generously and then put the donut shaped cake neatly on top. Frost the entire cake with a layer of chocolate frosting. This is essentially your crumb cut so it’s not necessary that it look perfect. Then add your frosting to the piping bag and pipe individual “twigs” all over the cake. I piped mine without rhyme or reason because I think it looks better it isn’t neat. Then fill your nest up with eggs and you’re ready to go!
 
cakes for easter/spring
cakes for easter/spring
cake for easter / spring
cakes for spring /easter
cakes for spring / easter
cakes for spring / easter

 

 

 

What recipes say “spring” to you? 

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  • super cute and creative!!

  • Awesome decoration, it really looks like a birds nest! Cadbury cream eggs say spring to me 🙂

    • Ha, thank you so much! Egg shaped anything says “spring” to me, but especially if it’s chocolatey 🙂 x

  • How cute is this? You’re so creative! I love it!

    • Aww, thanks Margo! Although I have to give full credit to my hours on pinterest for the idea though! x

  • That looks so awesome! Did you put jam or frosting in the center hole under the eggs? I would really love some cadbury eggs right now..perhaps I’ll have to hit the import store tonight 🙂

    • I did frost the center whole underneath the eggs because you can never have too much chocolate frosting, right?! I love Cadbury eggs and the marketing idea to only have them available in the spring is so clever because I buy so many more than I would if they were available year round! x

  • this is so adorable!

  • So simple, yet so effective!

  • Ah, so cute! And now I know what I am making for my kids and nephews this weekend, love it!

    • Haha thanks! And I promise it’s easy 😉 x

      • I tried…and failed. But it tasted good and we enjoyed laughing about it 😉

        • Haha, well as long as it still tasted yummy that’s all the really matters, right? 🙂 x

  • I just made Easter nests yesterday (but an easier version) and was planning on posting about them tonight. Now I feel like I’m copying you 😉

    • Hahaha it’s the season of Easter nests so everyone is copying each other, right? (I’m reminded of the Devil Wears Prada quote “florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” I look forward to reading it! x

  • This is SO cute, and now I really want to make it. I would probably eat all the mini eggs before I could put them on the cake though.

    • It was definitely an exercise in willpower to not eat all the eggs whilst the cakes were baking and cooling….. x

  • This is so cool. I’ve got a baby shower to go to in a few weeks and was going to make cake pops but I might try this instead. We’ll see!

    • Hmm….cake pops are a bit more difficult to make (this is super easy, I promise) but then cake pops are easier to share at something like a baby shower. So basically that wasn’t any help at all 😉 x

      • I lied anyway. I’m making Oreo pops. Much easier (She says, have never made them!) (It’ll be a disaster!) x

        • What’s an Oreo pop? Is it where you crush oreos and mix them with cream cheese before dipping them in chocolate? If that is them, I have made them and they are DELICIOUS. So delicious that I can’t make them anymore because I actually can’t stop myself from eating to many. They are my food kryptonite. If that’s not an Oreo pop, please ignore this crazy message. x

  • This looks like a pretty manageable project – and beautiful!

  • This looks amazing! I’d expected it to be so much more complicated, too, but I think even I could manage this.

    • It really is one of those things that looks much more clever and difficult than it actually is! x

  • Oh this is so cute! It looks super easy too! Thanks for sharing! i’ll have to try this this weekend.

  • Wow, that is so cool!!!!

  • Amanda, this is so cute! I love how spring-y it is 🙂

  • bethany

    Whaaaa? I thought this was super complicated! You did an awesome job!! I am the world’s worst at spreading icing. I’ve just given up trying. For now, I’ll order cakes and cupcakes and just enjoy other people’s creations. I’m curious: what’s in those plastic eggs, all the scraps of paper?

    • Haha, let me explain the eggs and the paper. Sam’s family is in to scavenger hunts, for example, instead of having regular advent calendars the boys used to get a new riddle every morning in December and then hunt out that day’s candies. So we’ve carried on the tradition and sometimes make each other random riddle based scavenger hunts. The eggs and paper are the remnants of a Spring one. Ha! x

      • bethany

        OMG. That’s awesome. I think I’m going to do that for my husband this weekend. He hates scavenger hunts, but I do them for him anyway (okay, I think secretly he likes them…). I need to find some Easter candies to hide. Do you put out a big basket of eggs, and then he goes through each one? Or one egg leads to the next egg? I guess the latter makes more sense. I think that’s what I will do. I need the baby to take a nice long nap today so I can get started!

        • Hehe it was a one egg leads to the next situation. (I made sure to write all the answers down on a separate sheet of paper just for me in case for some reason he got stuck and I forgot.) x

  • That looks so good, nicely done!

  • This looks so cute and sounds so delish…you did a great job! 🙂

  • This is so gorgeous!! And it doesn’t seem to difficult either. I want to make it as soon as I’m home and just in time for Easter! And then I’ll want to eat it all because it looks soooo yummy!

    • Hahah thank you so much Carly! It really easy surprisingly easy.. but don’t admit that to anyone else. Shhh!!!! 😉 c

  • I love this idea! I want to do it.. I wonder if I’ll have time to pull this off over the weekend.. Or if I should just say NO and avoid having a yummy cake in the house. I do love this though.. it’s so cute. Imagine how much Alina would LOVE a bird’s nest cake when she’s older!? Imagine how much Rob would love one now!?! It would be so cool if I could make this in secret and have THIS be his ‘gift’ on Easter Sunday. Sadly when you have a baby, you need to tag team in watching her and your spouse most definitely is aware of what you are doing and how long it takes, when he’s the one having to watch her for a couple of hours! Ohh I’ll let you know if I do this.. and send pictures, of course!

    • Haha the problems of having a baby! Well you can always put in on the back-burner and use at as an idea in the future! Do you guys have any exciting Easter plans? x

      • We are going to church. Alina has a really cute Easter dress. (Or two.. one from each Grandma….) We promised the oldies in Thunder Bay that we would continue to take her to church after we had her baptized this winter. We haven’t taken her yet. Plus Rob’s godfather sent this really nice rosary and his mom asked that we get it blessed, so we’ll do that too. We’ll have a nice big supper and have a ‘cheerio’ easter egg search .. I’m sure we’ll let her have some chocolate too..! (I’d still loooove to make that cake.)
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        • Ahhh that all sounds perfect! I can’t wait to see photos of Alina in her Easter dress(es) x

  • well aren’t you the craftiest! this is fantastic amanda!!

  • Wow! The only thing I can think of to say is “I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face”. Sometimes quoting Disney just makes sense! x

  • this looks amazing! might have to quickly bake one before easter.. 🙂 x

    • I promise it’s an easy bake! And you can make any sort of cake flavour that you want! Customisable, the best way a cake can be 😉 x

  • This is so cute! And even looks like something that the cooking challenged could handle 🙂

  • that is so cute Amanda!