Guest Feature: Coconut Bird Nest Cupcakes – Art Imitates Life

coconut cupcakes

‘Tis Spring!

After months of cold, spring reopens the window to motivation and creativity. Pastel petals adorn the trees and sidewalks. Spring’s beauty makes every watery-eye, sniffle, and sneeze worthwhile.

“At present, people see fogs, not because there are fogs, but because poets and painters have taught them the mysterious loveliness of such effects.” Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying, 1889. Imitating life with a painting, recipe, or photograph, helps us recall an experience or feeling. Art “refashions [nature] in fresh forms.”

Bird Nest Cupcakes are our way of capturing the charm of spring. They are little pieces of edible art, symbolizing new life, resiliency, and prosperity. To add a touch of whimsy, my daughter and I roll the cupcakes in coconut flakes, and garnish with festive chocolate eggs. The flavors are like a photograph that will always transport us back to this moment, with the sights and scents of spring.

Every day brings inspiration, with longer periods of light. Bright rays of sunshine and pink cherry blossoms contrast against a blue sky, and the breeze offers an occasional waft of honeysuckle en route to the park. Spring vacation is here, the freedom of warmth, and a much-anticipated delivery from The Easter Bunny.

Happy Spring!




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