A simple semi-homemade cake perfect for Easter that grownups and kids alike will love using the classic birds nest cookies.
We had a wonderful Easter and I hope you did as well. On Saturday we went to Blessington Farms, a local working strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry farm that also offers lots of simple family friendly fun. We ran through haymazes.
We went on a hayride. And we hunted eggs at their hunt which I thought was set up brilliantly. It was ongoing all day hunt where kids could come and go and pick ten eggs and turn them in for a goody bag. No mad rush or kids getting knocked down.
Then on Easter we had our very first hunt in our own backyard. We hid plastic eggs all around the play fort and the back porch. In honor of my Granny who saved L’Eggs panty hose eggs for prize eggs when we were kids we had a few shiny prize eggs too.
Watching them run and laugh and giggle hunting eggs in bare feet in our backyard was everything I thought it would be when I told my husband the yard would be great for hunting eggs. This will be the first of many. Then it was time to go eat the Easter lunch that my mom and I had prepared at our pretty Easter table.
I will be the first to admit I am not a Peeps lover but they sure do make cute Easter desserts. I took my Granny’s Easter birds nest cookies and made them big enough to accommodate a Peeps chick and a few Robin’s Eggs. Add an extra ten minutes of cooling time for the bigger nests.
I made a white cake mix cake using 8 inch cake pans. I frosted one cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkled it with green sprinkles to evoke the feeling of a tree with the brown and green. I added 3 Peeps birds nests and then added some edible flowers from the grocery store baking department to make it look like little birds nests in a garden. Paper Easter grass around the bottom of the cake board to complete the fun and pretty Easter dessert. It was a hit with kids and grown ups too!
The inspiration for the Peeps Birds Nest Cake actually came from this Peeps Bunny Dirt Cake from Lil Luna which I made using the other layer. You can find her instructions here. I added the chocolate carrots I found at the drug store Easter aisle and used white frosting.
The kids had fun adding their own contribution to the Easter dessert table. We bought the precut Easter Pillsbury bunny cookies and I frosted them for them, then they went to town using pink sprinkles for the ears and mini blue M&M’s for the eyes and a pink or red Starburst jellybean for the nose. I think they turned out adorable and they were delicious too. A great way to get kids involved in the Easter meal.
All three of these Easter desserts were so easy and fun to make and delicious too I already know what I’m making for Easter dessert next year.