These adorable Chick Cupcakes are absolutely perfect for Easter, Spring, or any occasion! Easy to make, these Easter Cupcakes are fun for kids to decorate!
Chick Cupcakes Perfect for Easter
Look at those adorable chick-a-dee faces! Oh my gosh, friends! It’s absolute insanity how ridiculously adorable these Chick Cupcakes are, and how perfect they are for spring and Easter! Am I right? Using super moist and deliciously light vanilla cupcakes as the base for these Easter cupcakes, we decorated the tops of each with homemade buttercream tinted yellow and adorned it with fondant!
Chick Cupcakes Recipe
For this Chick Cupcakes recipe, we made our buttercream frosting from scratch. In fact, I generally do make it from scratch! I have a fantastic base recipe for frosting that is fool proof to use and decorate with every time! Easy to dye into different colors, easy to pipe onto cupcakes or frost with an offset spatula, our homemade buttercream is a recipe to be reckoned with! It’s a recipe I turn to again and again in all my homemade confectionaries!
Each individual Chick Cupcake is unique in it’s own way, which is so perfect, don’t you think? Gather the kids around and have them frost the top with a piping bag and round Wilton tip. This isn’t the most intricate recipe and it doesn’t need the most steady hand. Even if they do goof, this Easter cupcakes recipe is just so simple, just plop the frosting back into the bag to retry whenever it’s needed!
Chick Cupcakes for Easter
We used ready made black fondant for the eyes, rolling it into teeny tiny circles to use as the little birdy eyes, but should you decide to, you could easily substitute mini chocolate chips! These would be make a nice chocolatey addition to these Chick Cupcakes, don’t you think? Whatever is easiest on you and your children, if they’re helping! They might prefer rolling out the fondant into tiny eyeballs. Or they might prefer to dot on the eyes with the tiny chocolate chips. It’s just so simple and easy!
Easter Chick Cupcakes
We opted to make this Chick Cupcakes recipe using vanilla cupcakes as the base, but you could easily use chocolate, carrot cake, spice cake, or whatever you’d like! Vanilla is such a classic flavor that I appreciate and love to work with all the time, but if chocolate is your jam, go for it! There’s no rule you absolutely have to use vanilla for these chicks, you know? I want to empower you to use whatever favorite you have as a base.
Chick Cupcakes for Spring
Ready made fondant is remarkably easy to work with and it’s often preferred with my dessert recipes, especially for holidays! Think of it as edible clay or Playdoh that’s just as moldable to form into any shape you need! In this case, we used the black fondant to create the chick’s eyes, and we used the orange fondant to create not only the beaks but also their little tiny chick legs too.
Adorable Chick Cupcakes
If you have an Easter party, get together, or family special function to attend this spring, please consider making these Chick Cupcakes! They are easy to make, easy to decorate, and easy to please! Plus, they are also easily double-able so you can make lots for larger get togethers! You can even make more of these by using a mini muffin pan to make 24 instead of 12!
How to Make Chick Cupcakes
To make these Chick Cupcakes for Easter this Spring, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Your favorite vanilla cupcakes recipe, baked and cooled (this one’s our favorite boxed vanilla cake mix)
- Softened butter
- Icing sugar
- Yellow gel food coloring
- Orange fondant
- Black fondant (or mini chocolate chips)
You will also need the following tools:
Before you begin, ensure that all of your cupcakes are cool to the touch. The best way to ensure your cupcakes are completely cooled, especially inside (where it’s hard to tell), is by using a cooling rack. A cooling rack helps your cupcakes cool not just above but also below.
Start by making your yellow buttercream by grabbing a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, icing sugar, milk and yellow gel food coloring on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high.
You’ll know the buttercream is ready when the ingredients are well combined and form semi-stiff peaks (as shown).
Scoop your gorgeous yellow buttercream into a piping bag with a round icing tip. Frost each cupcake first by icing a flat circle on each cupcake. Your circle will not be the full length or width of the cupcake though. Fill in the circle completely, from outward to inward.
Then on top, add a thicker layer of buttercream, but the circle should be smaller in diameter to its base (this is to form the body and head). Complete the smaller circle. Begin an even smaller circle, but swirl it, smaller and smaller, until you reach the middle.
Add two eyes on to each cupcake towards the top of the yellow frosting mounds.
With your orange fondant, form twelve spheres about a quarter of an inch in size.
Shape the fondant spheres into triangle like shapes. This triangle like shape will be your chick’s beak. Insert into the center of each cupcake just below the eyes.
Form twenty-four tiny spheres from your orange fondant.
Roll them out to form small, thin lines and then bend them slightly, like the shape of a crescent moon.
These bent orange fondant shapes will act as your chick’s little feet. You’ll add two to each cupcake underneath, bent downwards (as shown).
Serve these adorable Chick Cupcakes and enjoy!
- Before you begin, ensure that all of your cupcakes are cool to the touch. This is best achieved by having them cool on a cooling rack.
- The buttercream is complete once the ingredients are well combined and form semi-stiff peaks.
- Frost each cupcake first, by icing a flat circle on each cupcake. Then on top, add a thicker layer of buttercream, but the circle should be smaller in diameter to its base (this is to form the body and head).
- With your black fondant, roll out 24 tiny spheres. These will act as your chick’s eyes.
- Add 2 eyes on each cupcake.
- With your orange fondant, form 12 spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
- Shape the fondant spheres into triangles. These will be your chick’s beak. Insert into the center of each cupcake.
- Form 24 tiny spheres from your orange fondant. Roll them out to form small, thin lines and then bend them slightly. These will act as your chick’s little feet. Add two to each cupcake.
- Serve and enjoy!
What do you think of these charming Chick Cupcakes? Do you think these would make a wonderful addition to your Easter celebration this year or Spring party or get-together? Check out my other Easter recipes as well as my other cupcake recipes and dessert recipes! Please do come back and let me know if you made these how much you and your family enjoyed them!