Last year I was walking through Target at Easter time and came upon something I had never seen before: Edible grass. We had just finished learning about birds and nests in homeschool, and I thought it would be really fun for the kids to make their own edible version.
In the end, I decided to save the sugar rush for a holiday, and crafted the grass into “nest” cupcake toppers for our Easter celebration.
It was so very very easy. Here is what you’ll need:
- Chocolate cupcakes (make whatever box or mix you like)
- Chocolate frosting
- Edible grass (also available at Amazon if you can’t find in a store)
- Mini chocolate “egg” candies
Simply bake and frost chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting as you normally would. I chose chocolate because I thought that would look the most like “dirt.”
Take a small handful of grass and twist it into a circular shape to form your nest. This is the trickiest part. It’s fairly easy and pliable to work with, but it took me one or two practice tries to get it to cooperate as well as I wanted.
Once the grass is secured in a circle, press it lightly into the chocolate frosting to hold it in place. Fill your “nest” with three or so candy eggs.
That’s it! Totally simple but they look so cute, and the kids love them. And don’t worry if your grass looks a little wild- real birds' nests are rarely perfectly neat. :) Enjoy!