We were asked to take a look at the Center Parcs blog for some inspiration for our nests, and we liked all of their tips, but picked on the following one as an idea...
Not a fan of chocolate? Twist multi-coloured liquorice laces together to create an edible nest, softening them in the microwave for 20 seconds to make them easier to mould.
The girls helped of course; my little naked chef is brilliant at egg cracking and stirring.
We decided on one batch of vanilla and one batch of chocolate cupcakes, plus a mini cake with each recipe to make a slightly larger nest. Some cupcakes we mixed the vanilla and chocolate together, just to make a change!
The recipe was very simple, as always:
150g caster sugar
150g butter (we use unsalted)
3 medium eggs
150g self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
(for chocolate we used just 120g of self raising flour and added 30g of cocoa powder instead)
|Spoon licking is obligatory and the best bit!|
Tamsin's not in the pictures herself this time, but she loved making these chicks out of the ready rolled icing. I loved her creativity - the one with half a mini egg for a hat was her favourite:
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April Challenge. If I'm chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.