|Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes|
Supplies need are:
Wilton Gum Paste mix
Wilton Nature's Design flexible fondant & gum paste mold
Jelly beans (speckled, pastel colored)
Chocolate to melt
Wilton jell food colors - green and brown
In advance create mini chocolate nests. I made nests using dark chocolate and nests made of white chocolate. For this application, I prefer the milk or dark chocolate. Melt a small bowl of chocolate and pour in enough cereal and stir to coat. I used a round tablespoon for the mold. Simply place a small piece of tin foil into the measuring spoon and place a rounded teaspoon full of chocolate-coated cereal into the foil, making an indentation. This is a simple "No fuss" step. Don't be too fussy when forming the nests. Lift the foil from the measuring spoon and set aside to set. IMPORTANT - When heating your chocolate, be careful to heat to the correct temperature to temper. See tempering chocolate instructions.
|Make Chocolate Bird Nests|
Take about 1 cup of gum paste mix and mix in enough water to make a stiff, yet pliable modeling dough. Keep the gum paste in a plastic bag to avoid drying out. Divide gum paste material into thirds. Keep 1/3 white. Using gel food color, tint 1/3 green and other 1/3 brown. Using the Wilton Nature's Design mold, with white gum paste, create tiny white blossoms; with green gum past, create green leaves; with brown create branches. Set them aside. They will dry within several minutes.
You can purchase the Wilton mold and Gum paste at Walmart. Make gum paste glue to adhere leaves and flower to branches. For glue put a little gum paste powder in a small bowl and add enough water to make to a glue consistency.
Delight yourself and your friends with this Easter creation.
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Submitted by: Loretta Coblentz
March 31, 2015