- STEP 1
To make the cupcakes. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
- STEP 2
Use an electric whisk to beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
- STEP 3
Whisk in the eggs one at a time scraping down the bowl after each addition.
- STEP 4
Add the vanilla, flour and a pinch of salt and whisk until just combined.
- STEP 5
Spoon mixture into the cupcake cases and put in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- STEP 6
While the cupcakes are cooling make the icing. Using a freestanding electric mixer or handheld electric whisk beat together the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder on medium/slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
- STEP 7
Turn the mixer down to a slower speed and add the milk to the butter mixture a tablespoon at a time.
- STEP 8
When the milk is incorporated and the cakes cool, spoon the icing into an icing bag with a small nozzle or small hole cut in the end of the bag.
- STEP 9
Twist the top of the piping bag and push to pipe twigs on the cupcakes pipe straight lines over the cupcakes to imitate a nest.
- STEP 10
Then add the final touch place the mini eggs in threes on the top of the cupcakes.