Have you ever read The Best Nest to your kids? My husband used to read it all the time because it was about a mama bird who was always looking for a grander nest, but after a harried journey finds she really prefers her original. I think DH was trying to send me a message. It didn’t work for me — we went on to a grander nest — but the refrain from this book stays with me to this day:
I LOVE MY HOUSE, I LOVE MY NEST, IN ALL THE WORLD MY NEST IS BEST!
I thought it was a perfect name for these adorable nest-y cupcakes. Since it’s a holiday weekend for many of us, with no shortage of chores in the kitchen, I took some shortcuts on these cupcakes. A doctored-up cake mix, some yummy pink lemonade frosting from the store, pre-shredded coconut and speckled jellybeans and voila! A perfect Easter dessert. I’d put these on a cake stand right in the middle of the dinner table!