Adorable Easter Chick Cupcakes You Need to Try!

Chick Cupcakes

This recipe is simple and adorable- or so I thought. You make two little mounds of frosting onto of a cupcake, decorate, and you’ve got cute little Easter chicks: Easy. Granted, they would have been easier if I’d picked a different frosting recipe. I made my own buttercream frosting and it was riddled with little air pockets, which made my life so much harder. And why all of my little chicks are kind of deformed… So while I’m disappointed in how my chick cupcakes came out, I hope you can use my experience as a building block so that your treats look cuter than mine.

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Recipe:

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

 1 box Lemon cake mix (or your favorite flavor)
 1 can Frosting, dyed yellow
 Orange chocolate wafers, melted
 Black gel pen (or mini chocolate chips)

1

Prepare individual cupcakes following the directions on the back of the box. (Or make your favorite cake recipe, the base isn't the important part here.) Once your cupcakes have baked and cooled, create your feet and beaks. Scrape the melted orange chocolate into a small plastic bag and trim off one of the corners. Draw three pronged feet onto a sheet of parchment paper, creating an even number.

2

For the beaks, pool a small amount of chocolate on the parchment paper and pull the bag up, hopefully creating a sharp point at one end. (You're goal here is to recreate the shape of a chocolate chip with the orange chocolate. If your chocolate pools out instead of peaking up, continue making the flat little disks. Just wait for them to set and then build on top of those little disks, making the peaks with a second round of chocolate.) Allow the chocolate to fully set- this won't take very long.

3

Using a round tip, pipe the yellow frosting into one spherical base on top of one cupcake. Create a second, smaller globe of frosting on top of the base. Gently press the chocolate feet into the tacky frosting of the base. Draw two black eyes on the head and carefully press a beak in between the eyes. Allow the frosting to harden before serving.

Ingredients

 1 box Lemon cake mix (or your favorite flavor)
 1 can Frosting, dyed yellow
 Orange chocolate wafers, melted
 Black gel pen (or mini chocolate chips)

Directions

1

Prepare individual cupcakes following the directions on the back of the box. (Or make your favorite cake recipe, the base isn't the important part here.) Once your cupcakes have baked and cooled, create your feet and beaks. Scrape the melted orange chocolate into a small plastic bag and trim off one of the corners. Draw three pronged feet onto a sheet of parchment paper, creating an even number.

2

For the beaks, pool a small amount of chocolate on the parchment paper and pull the bag up, hopefully creating a sharp point at one end. (You're goal here is to recreate the shape of a chocolate chip with the orange chocolate. If your chocolate pools out instead of peaking up, continue making the flat little disks. Just wait for them to set and then build on top of those little disks, making the peaks with a second round of chocolate.) Allow the chocolate to fully set- this won't take very long.

3

Using a round tip, pipe the yellow frosting into one spherical base on top of one cupcake. Create a second, smaller globe of frosting on top of the base. Gently press the chocolate feet into the tacky frosting of the base. Draw two black eyes on the head and carefully press a beak in between the eyes. Allow the frosting to harden before serving.

Chick Cupcakes

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Thanks to The Simple Sweet Life for the recipe!

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