Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

easter chick cupcake

Wing your way over here, and we’ll show you how to make a whole coop’s worth of adorable Easter chicks! Ok, technically these are delicious chick cupcakes we’re talking about, so you and your guests won’t have to feel an ounce of guilt as you devour these cuties. Yum!
Step 1
First, prepare the cupcake batter by following the directions on the package of your mix (or your favorite recipe). Bake those tasty cupcakes in baking cups, then let them cool. 
Step 2
Next, prepare buttercream icing according to your favorite recipe.
 
TIP: Looking for a great buttercream icing recipe? Wilton® has a classic right here.  
Step 3
Once your icing is finished, divide it up and color it as follows:
   -  Tint two cups of icing yellow.
   -  Tint ¼ cup of icing black.
   -  Tint one more ¼ cup of icing orange.
 
TIP: We combined Lemon Yellow coloring with a touch of Golden Yellow coloring to get the bright yellow chick color that you see in our project image. Try it! We think you’ll like the results. 
Step 4
Now it’s time to separate your icing colors into disposable decorating bags. Once you’ve filled each bag, cut it open and add a tip according to the package’s directions. Here’s how to do it:
   -  Fit a dispoable decorating bag with tip #3 and add black icing.
   -  Fit a dispoable decorating bag with tip #3 and fill it with all of the orange icing.
   -  Fit a dispoable decorating bag with tip #352 and fill it with ½ cup of the yellow icing. 
Step 5
Use your spatula to ice all of the cupcakes with the remaining yellow icing. Use the yellow icing in the bag to pipe adorable tufts of feathers onto each cupcake, just as you would make pull-out leaves. 
Step 6
Use the black icing in the bag to pipe a pair of little dot eyes onto each cupcake. 
Step 7
Finally, use the orange icing in the bag to outline and then fill in each little chick’s beak. Aw, now you’re all done and your cupcakes are almost (almost!) too cute to eat!
 
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051365 
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    $2.29
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Black
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    • Color: Black
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051377 
    $2.29
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051372 
    $2.29
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051379 
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    $2.29
    • Color: Orange
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Orange
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Orange
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 809188221
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    • Size: 12"
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    • Size: 12"
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You’ll Also Need
  • Favorite Cupcake Mix (or Recipe)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 1 - Wilton® Tip Set (sku 10137073)
  • 1 - Cooling Rack By Celebrate It® (sku 10058219)
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