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Spring Cake Decorating Ideas: A Birds Nest Cake

by Jean Van't Hul
January 1, 2024
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If you’re looking for spring cake decorating ideas, try this sweet birds nest cake with ice cream eggs. A fun baking idea for kids!

Updated March 2024

This spring cake is adorable! And perfect for your Easter dinner table.

The nest is a lemon bundt cake, the eggs are made out of ice cream, and the bird is a special kid-drawn addition.

We are big into nests right now. We have a couple (pretend ones) on our spring nature table. And we’ve also made edible bird nests with peanut butter playdough!

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Spring Cake Decorating Ideas for Kids

For this cake, we chose this lemon cake recipe. We think that lemon is fresh and tasty and perfect for spring. But you can use any cake recipe you love. Be sure to bake it in a Bundt pan, so it looks like a nest!

If you have older kids, they can do much of the lemon zesting, measuring, and mixing. And if you’ve got avid bakers in your family, check out our printable eBook full of fun recipes and activities!

While the cake bakes, your kids can draw a bluebird (or any bird!) for the bird’s nest.

drawing a bird
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

For the ice cream eggs, we used strawberry ice cream, oreo cookie, and vanilla. We used our hands to quickly shape a couple of large scoops of ice cream into each egg—a cold process! You could also try rolling them in coconut first, to make them easier to handle and shape.

birds nest cake
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

The eggs go into the center of the nest and the bluebird can perch on the edge of the nest.

This nest cake was lemony delicious and perfect with the ice cream. And oh, so adorable!

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