Step by step directions to make these adorable baby chick cupcakes. They are perfect for Easter, spring or animal themed birthday parties!
Keyword: Chick Cupcake
Makes 22 CupcakesIngredients for Cupcakes1 box of Vanilla cake mix3 large eggs room temp1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter1 C whole milkBlack cupcake linerscupcake panDirections for CupcakesPreheat oven to 350.Line cupcake pan with the cupcake linersIn a medium bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract, stir until combinedFill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.Ingredients for Frosting3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened6 C powder sugar3 tsp vanilla6 TBSP heavy whipping creamOrange gel food coloringYellow gel food coloring4 disposable piping bags2 Tip couplersMedium Round tip# 3 tip#69 tip# 366 tip1 black icing tube1 medium ice cream scooper1 angled icing spatula2 Medium bowlsDirections for DecoratingUsing a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.Scoop about 1/2 C frosting out and place into one of the two medium bowlsIn the first medium bowl mix in 3-5 drops of Orange gel food coloring until combined. You're wanting to get a dark orange color for the beakIn the second medium bowl, scoop about 2 C of frosting in it.Mix in about 6 drops of yellow food coloring and mix until combined. You are wanting to get a dark yellow. This will be the frosting for the feathersUsing the remaining frosting, mix in 3 drops of yellow food coloring to get a light yellow color.Cut tips off the piping bags and place tip 3 onto the coupler and into one the bagsPlace tip 366 into the second piping bagPlace the medium round tip into the third piping bag and scoop some of the light yellow frosting into the bagPlace the #69 tip into the fourth piping bag and scoop the orange frosting into itScoop the dark yellow frosting into the piping bag with tip 366Squeeze the black icing into the piping bag with tip 3 on itDecorating instructionsUsing the medium ice cream scooper, scoop out some of the light yellow frosting and place it onto the top of the cupcakeUsing the angled spatula, smooth out the frostingUsing the Medium round tip, pipe a dollop of frosting onto the lower part of the cupcake for the faceUsing the piping bag with tip number 366 on it, pipe "Feathers" onto both sides of the cupcake and the middle back of the cupcake for the tail.Pipe some "Feathers" on the back part of the faceUsing the number 3 piping bag, pipe two dots for the eyesUsing the number 69 piping bag, pipe a "beak" in the middle of the face.