We didn't get a chance to make a lot of Easter cookies this year as it happen to fall around the time of a lot of kids birthdays, so we've been busy making birthday cookies these past weeks. However, we did have a stash of chocolate cookies that we have saved up and we managed to sneaked-in these egg nests and one bunny cookie in between of decorating other cookies :)
We've seen these egg nests cookies around, so we want to try making them. Its a bit out of proportion but seeing that its out first egg nest cookies we are still happy with it :)
We started with flooding the egg shape cookies with 'sea green' icing colour, you can use light blue or turquoise if you don't have this colour, they all will work with the brown tones.
Then use a brown edible marker to draw the tree and where the nest will sit. We want to use 3 eggs inside so unfortunately the nest ended up a bit bigger than the original plan.
We made the nest as a royal icing transfer, i will post the picture of just the nest below the decorating progress photo just to show you .
This is the step by step progression photo.
Here is the royal icing transfer as it dries out before we put the mini chocolate speckled eggs into it.
Make sure you piped the icing to create a wider opening on top to make it easier for the eggs to nestle into it. If your opening is too narrow you will only fit either 1 or 2 eggs only. See photo below.
So it doesn't matter how you piped the icing to make the nest, it depends n what you want to have, you can have only 1 egg or 2 eggs or 3 eggs in the nest, you can piped it according to what you need :)
Here are the samples of what we have with different quantity eggs in the nest.
Have a play with the icing to create the nest, i used a very stiff consistency icing to make these. Just keep piling the icing on top to create the nest look :) That's all you need to do and when they have dried you can stick them on top of your cookie with a little bit of royal icing.
Have a great Easter Sunday! Hope everyone is enjoying their extra long weekend and having quality family time ;-)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.