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Baby Chick Cupcakes

Spring with it’s warmth, sun, and gorgeous colors calls for celebration and parties. These Baby Chick Cupcakes are the perfect addition to any spring party!

You know I’m always looking for a quick and easy way to decorate my party table and these baby chick cupcakes are definitely a great choice.

My cake decoration skills are minimal at best, but anyone can make these simple cupcakes!

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp yellow gel food coloring
  • 2 oz. orange fondant
  • 1 oz. black fondant

Directions:

Before you begin, ensure that all of your cupcakes are cool to the touch.

Start by making your yellow buttercream. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, icing sugar, milk and food coloring on medium speed. Gradually increase to high.

The buttercream is complete once the ingredients are well combined and form semi-stiff peaks.

Scoop your yellow buttercream in a piping bag with a round icing tip.

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!

Yields: 12 decorated cupcakes

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