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11-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Just an idea ...

Make your normal chocolate cornflake cakes, put the mixture in the bun cases, put 2 or 3 mini coloured eggs on top and put in the fridge for an hour to harden.

When they've set, take the cases off and put them on a plate to serve they look just like little nests with egss in!

Very sweet!

Let me know if you need the recipe for cornflake cakes.

11-02-2008, 04:20 PM
Lovely! I love cornflake cakes...and mini eggs yummy!

11-02-2008, 04:37 PM
A little story, i pulled out of the trial for the surrey QA scheme because i had put in a photo of all my mindees and my daughter showing the easter egg nest cakes they had made. I got told to take it out as they were not healthy:panic:

They suggested i put in a photo of them making WAIT FOR IT...easter fruit kabab:eek:

I told them i was not going to lie and that it was the last straw. Out of the 5 minders on it 3 had already dropped out and i made 4.

11-02-2008, 04:43 PM
Oh that sounds so disappointing Wendy. There's nothing wrong with kiddies eating a little choc at easter or any other time me thinks!

11-02-2008, 05:47 PM
It was such a lovely photo, they had big smiles and were SO proud of their easter nest cakes. It was a good job i did not put a photo in of the gingerbread house we made at christmas.:jump for joy:

11-02-2008, 06:09 PM
thats so silly no matter how healthy we feed our children there will alwasy be treats like sweets & choccie. Bet they eat it.

11-02-2008, 06:13 PM
How silly! There's a time and a place for all kinds of food including healthy eating...

I think they've taken it far too far! I hope the children weren't too disappointed! :(

12-02-2008, 02:31 PM
I agree with you Sarah

It is getting riddiculous!!!

12-02-2008, 02:38 PM
i let the children have a small amount of sweets/ chocolate as a treat once a week I think its ok once in a while just not every day xxx

12-02-2008, 05:23 PM
Needless to say we WILL be making easter egg nest cakes this easter.:laughing:

12-02-2008, 07:07 PM
As you've all said it's ridiculous. Any nutritionist will tell you that to 'demonize' certain foods can cause problems later on. Of course we should
promote healthy eating and ensure that we all have our five a day but to put a blanket ban on sweet food is unproductive. We all know that forbidden fruit is the tastiest:D . A child who is deprived of the occasional treat will crave them all the more.

12-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Top Tip! :idea:

To give your Easter Nests a more 'nesty' appearance use shredded wheat instead of cornflakes :thumbsup:

12-02-2008, 08:03 PM
I always end up with a sticky slimy mess... any advice on how to do it properly? :D