Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ornament Review: Nest Sweet Nest - Keepsake Cupcakes #10 - 2016 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful combination of colors and subject
Cons: Only a birdbrain would find cons
The Bottom Line:
Spring, bird on cupcake
Gorgeous colors, perfect mix
Delightful pastel

The First Bluebird of Spring

While all of the Keepsake Cupcakes are fun, the two spring oriented ornaments are the most beautiful.  The colors and subject matter just came together perfectly.  The first of those is the release that represents May, Nest Sweet Nest.

As you might suspect, this ornament features a bird.  While the robin is traditionally associated with spring (at least in my mind after hearing about the “first robin of spring”), this is a blue bird.  Actually, the bird is almost purple.  She is sitting on a nest made of cream colored frosting.  Underneath this decoration is a hint of the chocolate cupcake below and the light green cupcake liner.  Tying it all together are a couple of flowers and a leaf attached to the front of the nest.

The overall effect is very pastel and beautiful.  It just screams spring.  It’s a perfect blend of color and subject and is absolutely too pretty to eat.  Good thing it’s plastic, right?

Since this is a cupcake, you can easily set this out to display year round or in a spring display.  You’ll also find the 10 in a Christmas tree series marker on the bottom.  (Can you believe we are almost done with this series?)

If you do want to include this in a hanging display, you’ll find the hook on the bird’s neck.  Everything’s perfectly balanced because the ornament hangs straight.

While a bird connected with spring might be a bit familiar, Nest Sweet Nest proves that something wonderful can come from the familiar.  It will help you welcome in spring for many years to come.

Check out the rest of the seasonal sweetness of the Keepsake Cupcakes.

Original Price: $12.95


  1. Nest Sweet Nest is adorable. (I was calling it the blue bird of happiness before I realized the real name of the ornament.) Just two more to go!