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Nesting Baby-Bluebird Cupcakes

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A trio of newborn birds snuggles in a cozy nest of toasted, shredded coconut on top of these picture-perfect cupcakes.

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, Spring 2001
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When preparing the chocolate buttercream frosting, reserve 1 1/2 cups buttercream and 1 teaspoon melted chocolate.

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  • cubycuk
    5 JUL, 2013
    A very yummy post telling the methods to make a cupcake.There are many types of cupcakes but bluebird is a variety I am knowing for the first time.It is very detailed method of preparing cup cakes which tells all the details in a very precise manner. www.fitnesshealthpros.com
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  • Maris_Cakes
    4 MAY, 2010
    I really enjoy each day I visit your site. These cupcakes are so adorable. I will definitely do these. Great idea!
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  • JennyinSD
    30 NOV, 2008
    But don't fear if it looks "curdly". Keep whipping it, and it will eventually get to the consistency it should be. And the taste is heavenly. So buttery and light, and in my opinion, so much better than a powdered sugar-based buttercream.
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  • JennyinSD
    30 NOV, 2008
    I can't speak to the cake portion of this recipe, but I can speak to this buttercream recipe. I LOVE this buttercream recipe, and I am only a moderately experienced baker. However, I have had the cottage-cheese like consistency problem that cynbin mentioned. Here is the trick: make sure your egg whites have cooled enough before you add the butter. Don't have your water be boiling, just simmering, and then whip the egg whites long enough to get the temperature down to tepid at best.
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  • cynbin
    5 OCT, 2008
    Thank heavens I had the sense to test this recipe a month before a baby shower where I planned to serve them. Love the look on the website! The cupcake recipe is not only "plain", it is a very strange sort of glutenous consistency and unlike any cupcake I have ever seen or tasted. I seriously would not consider serving it even to family let alone at a party. Followed the cake and buttercream frosting recipes precisely, and am an experienced cook. The frosting was disappointing also -- tends to separate
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  • bobblebee
    5 AUG, 2008
    such a cute idea! it definitely is a bit more work to pipe all the different colors but the result is adorable. tastewise, its a bit plain.
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  • bobblebee
    5 AUG, 2008
    such a cute idea! it definitely is a bit more work to pipe all the different colors but the result is adorable. tastewise, its a bit plain.
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  • TartaTart
    24 JUN, 2008
    These are amazing when done right. If you are not a cake decorator, I would not try them. They take a long time, but are totally adorable.
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  • MS10843995
    9 APR, 2008
    Thanks for fixing this web site. I will now be trying this recipe.
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  • MommaDuck1
    8 APR, 2008
    Please fix the print recipe - the page comes up blank - Thank you
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