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Easter Place Setting Idea: A Tiny Nest of Candy Chicks

Nestled inside these shredded paper nests is a sweet surprise! Turn Easter candy into baby chicks and decorated eggs.

Photography: Manal Aman for photography

Source: Martha Stewart


Cadbury mini candy eggs, $19.90 for 31 oz.,; Edible food pen set, $17.99 for 10,; Rainbow Dust metallic food paint in light gold, $7.25,


  • Easter candy eggs

  • Candy decorating pens

  • Edible gold metallic food paint

  • Small-tip paintbrush


  1. Prepare the egg drying rack per the instructions in the link above.

  2. To decorate the candy eggs with gold, use a small tip paintbrush and metallic food paint. Make stripes, squiggles, and polka dots. Let dry on rack.

  3. To transform a candy egg into a chick, use the candy decorating pens to paint two dotted eyes with black, then use orange to make a beak, and add extra details.

  4. Shape the shredded Easter grass into a birds nest per the instructions in the link above.

  5. Place the nest at the center of each place setting on top of a folded napkin. Once they have dried, add decorated candy eggs to nest.

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