Valentine’s Cupcake Sampler {order now!}

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Need a special gift for your kids teachers. girlfriends, kids class party?

VALENTINE SAMPLERS

Sampler 1{mature} :

Cherry Almond

Strawberry Lavender

Chocolate  Salted Carmel

Pink Lemonade

Irish Car bomb

more flavors may be add in the next few weeks.

1 doz $24

1/2 dozen $ 15

1 single cupcake wrapped with flowers and 

a special note.

DEELIVERD in the Hjy metro area  $12

pickup $10

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Sampler 2 {kiddie fun}

vanilla

chocolate

strawberry

pink lemonade

all designed with fun candy hearts m suckers and lost of sprinkles and edible glitter

1 doz  $21*

*large order discounts available

All orders must be placed by Friday,

Feb 10th at noon.

Call  or email for any special request or questions and to reseve your box!!

mamabirdsnest@gmail.com

828.303.0047

xoxo, mama bird

 

3rd place!!!

Mama Bird's Nest

You read it right! Mama Bird’s Nest took 3rd place in the PROFESSIONAL category at Cupcakes for Cures  for BEST RETRO CUPCAKE. I made my Famous {if only in my mind} and now Award Winning Carrot Apple Cupcake with a blood orange frosting!  So proud, I was able to go against some of the great pastry chefs in Western North Carolina!!

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How about my beautiful cake stand? Hand-made by my good friend Todd! It has an even larger base that can be added to hold tons of cupcakes!! His sweet wife came out to support Cupcakes for Cures and brought it!! LOVE

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Here is me and my soul sister! Without her encouragement and friendship I don’t know how I would have made it the past 22 yrs!! Dang, we are old… Note my cute new apron!! Want one? Check back as I will be doing an AWESOME giveaway for a great Easter {womens} Dress, an Apron and a few other surprise!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Valentine’s cupcake ideas

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lOVE the ideas I came up with to decorate all these cute Valentine cupcakes!! Starting at the TOP I used a dum-dum rolled in red sanding sugar, Middle row: heart marshmallow, fondant hearts, cherry. Bottom row: dum-dum with cherry pop rocks, pop rocks again, fondant heart, ring pop and heart shaped jimmies!!

Jack had a blast decorating all these!! Perfect way to get the kids busy in the kitchen!!

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Vintage Valentine liners and toppers with fondant HEART!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Cherry Cupcakes

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Rosie’s PINKALICIOUS Cherry Cupcakes was a recipe that just screamed my name!! I am not typically a fan of artificial fruit flavoring but these cupcakes are just YUMMY!! I followed Rosie’s recipe and I got almost 3 dozen cupcakes.
For the frosting I decided that I would continue with my “testing” and make Cherry Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Can you say DELISH? OMG I just love this frosting. I wanted just a hint, a back note of chocolate to bring out the cherry flavor.
Cherry Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick butter, softened
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 T cherry juice
1 T good cocoa powder
3-4 cups confectioners sugar, added 1/2 cup at a time to desired consistency
Whip butter and cream cheese until light & fluffy add cherry juice, vanilla & cocoa powder; mix well. Slowly add sugar a little at a time until the perfect consistency appears!
This was a great recipe and I love how they work great for Valentine’s Day!! So cute!
Linking to:
Cupcake-Tuesday-3
xoxo, Mama Bird

Valentine’s Specials

Perfect for girl’s night, date night

kids parties, teacher, friends

wrapped and delivered*

Mama Bird’s Nest Valentine Specials

Single cupcake**$3.
1/2 dozen cupcakes $15
1 dozen $ 24
Choose from:
Simply Red (Old fashion Red Velvet)
Sno White (vanilla), 
Wicked Witch (chocolate)
Frostings:
Mama’s Signature (Madagascar vanilla cream cheese buttercream)
Bailey’s or Gran Marnier  Buttercream
Hot Chocolate (premium dark chocolate spiced buttercream)
Toppers:
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Ring Pop
Fondant hearts
Heart Marshmallow

Dum-Dum’s laced with red sanding sugar

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*Complimentary Delivery available for orders of $50 or more.

**Single cupcakes sold ONLY during special events.

Delivering Thurs 10th – Monday 14th

Place your order today!

Email~ mamabirdsnest@gmail.com

Please give date, # needed, and pick at least 2 toppers

I will email you a confirmation email within 24 hrs.

Thanks for supporting your LOCAL business!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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Thanks to Vanilla Garlic I am testing the much talked about Maple Bacon Cupcakes. I been who doesn’t love bacon? I do!
With all this snow I am bored out of my gourd and thought this is a perfect time to give it a try!!
I followed the recipe from Vanilla Garlic although I did add 1 tsp vanilla to the batter.
Frosting: {adapted from Vanilla Garlic’s recipe} I doubled the butter/sugar ratio and liked much better as I found it to be be way to sweet. Corse Sea Salt is also great on the top!
1 stick softened butter
2 T maple syrup
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
I also topped the cupcakes with crumbled bacon.
My humble opinion; the the cake is super light, fluffy, great texture, although I didn’t care for the bacon crunch in the cake. The frosting was great. I do caution ONLY make this with REAL Maple Syrup. For testing purposes I used The Fresh Market 100% real maple syrup. It was great. IF I make these again I may leave the bacon out of the batter? I don’t know, I wish I could get more opinions on the taste of these. But, we are snowed in.

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Cupcake Wedding Cakes

I am in love with the idea of a cupcake wedding cake. In fact, I really wanted it for my wedding, but my cake was a gift and the sweet lady who made it didn’t want to do a cupcake wedding cake. Said it was “too labor intensive”. Oh well, such as just one other thing to add to my DO OVER LIST!

I am so excited to have two brides that I am working with and I have been looking at tons of cupcake and wedding cake ideas and these are a few of my fav cupcake wedding cakes!

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Love the simplicity and whimsy

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  Adore the dots and the swirls of frosting!

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BIRDS! Ahhhh, I just LOVE!!! the sweet simple flowers and the birds just look fun! FAV!!!

carrie-underwood-wedding-cupcakes1 Carrie Underwood picked 1 of my favs for her own wedding cake!! Who knew?

xoxo, Mama Bird