This month’s blogger challenge from Center Parcs is to create your own Easter nests. Ooh, this got my taste buds going I can tell you! Cake sprang to mind pretty quickly (as it usually does!)
There are lots of tips for making Easter nests over on their challenge page.
I decided to make some gluten-free Easter nests so that I could eat them too! We practiced making some birds nests in the garden before hand, using some grass, leaves and sticks. We talked about the kind of colour that birds nests can be and we decided that if the birds used lots of moss then the nests would be mainly green. (Thank goodness as I didn’t have any brown food colouring!)
Here is the recipe we used. It only made 7 cakes so you might want to double up on this.
4 oz butter or margarine
4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 oz Doves Farm Gluten Free Flour
Green Food Colouring
Chocolate Strand Sprinkles
Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
Beat sugar and butter together, gradually add the eggs and then gently mix in the flour.
I used silicone bun cases to bake these. They take 15-20 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius.
Whilst they are cooling down, add some green food colouring to your butter icing and spread this onto the cakes. Add chocolate sprinkles and mini eggs and there you have it!
If you take part in this Center Parcs challenge you could win yourself a holiday to Center Parcs! If you want to enter to win a place as a wildcard winner just go to the challenge page to find out how.