Make a batch of simple Easter nests with the kids or try your hand at one of our showstopping variations. We have ideas from cute cupcakes to a creamy nest-topped cheesecake.
From bite-sized chocolate nests made from just three ingredients to an incredible pretzel-lined centrepiece, we have an Easter treat to suit every occasion. Turn a box of cereal into a fun activity for little ones, make an extravagant sugar-spun creation or whip up a velvety cheesecake to feed a crowd.
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1. Shredded wheat nests
Put a spin on traditional corn flake cakes with our easy shredded wheat nests. The extra-fine strands give the nests a great texture and make this recipe a budget-friendly activity for children. You're just two steps away from fabulous, fairy cake-sized delicacies.
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2. Chocolate tiffin Easter nest
Believe it or not, our stunning fridge cake is easy to make. Plus, the recipe can be adapted to your liking. This chocolate tiffin Easter nest is chock-full of goodies like pretzels, peanuts and raisins, but you can also use up odds and ends from your cupboard. Try swapping the dry ingredients for broken biscuits, mini marshmallows or dried fruit. To serve, fill your nest with an assortment of colourful eggs to make it stand out.
3. Meringue nest cheesecake with mini eggs
Sit your mini chocolate eggs in a crisp meringue nest for a grown-up twist on the classic recipe. Bake your own homemade meringues (or stock up on the shop-bought kind), then arrange them on top of an ultra-indulgent cheesecake. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is the easiest Easter dessert you'll ever make. We recommend decorating your no-bake beauty with a handful of fluffy chenille chicks.
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4. Easter nest cake
Make your nest the crowning glory of a decadent chocolate sponge. Our easy Easter nest cake is ideal for a big family celebration. Get the kids involved in filling and decorating the nest for an impressive feast of seasonal sweets. The combination of soft sponge, rich buttercream and crunchy topping is unbeatable. Watch our video and learn how to make our Easter nest cake.
If you're up for a challenge, try our Easter chocolate mousse cake, complete with sugar-spun nest. Layer up fluffy sponge, thick mousse and your delicate golden nest for an ultra-sophisticated dessert.
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5. Easter nest coconut & white chocolate cupcakes
We just can't say no to these coconut & white chocolate cupcakes, topped with tiny birds. All you need is a sprinkling of desiccated coconut, some icing and a handful of chocolate eggs to make these cute chicks. Lightly toasting your coconut topping gives it a woody colour and brings out a delicious nutty flavour.
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