Chick Cupcakes for Easter – They’ll Steal Your Heart

These chick cupcakes will make your heart melt. They are perfect for Easter or a farm party and I’ll show you just how easy they are to make. Let’s get started.

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Chick Cupcakes for Easter

Adorable, right? While Easter is full of bunnies and eggs, let’s not forget about the cute little chicks as well. Not only are they tasty, but I just love the yellow color, too. Makes me happy and anxious for Spring to arrive!

Have fun creating and decorating these masterpieces. The more that you make, the quicker you’ll be and pretty soon, you’ll have a kitchen full of baby chicks just waiting to be shared.

And if you really wanna decorate them, you can add some shredded coconut covered in yellow food coloring to add some fun texture for wings!

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How Do I Make These Adorable Easter Cupcakes?

I'm so glad you asked because these are really fun to watch come together. They are super simple and rely primarily on the yummy frosting to do the work for you.

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Yield: 22 cupcakes

Chick Cupcakes for Easter - They'll Steal Your Heart

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These chick cupcakes for Easter are simple and delicious! They're built entirely using frosting, so no extra supplies are needed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


For Frosting

  • 3 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

  • 6 cups powder sugar
3 teaspoon vanilla 
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Orange gel food coloring

  • Yellow gel food coloring

  • 4 disposable piping bags
2 Tip couplers
  • Medium Round tip

  • #3 tip 
#69 tip
# 366 tip
1 black icing tube

  • 1 medium ice cream scooper 

  • 1 angled icing spatula

  • 2 medium bowls

For Cupcakes

  • 1 box of Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
Black cupcake liners

  • cupcake pan


Directions for Cupcakes

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in the pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, and add the cake mix, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined and fill the liners about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before decorating.

Directions for Frosting and Preparation

  1. Using a mixer, combine all ingredients on medium speed. Mix until you notice you can make stiff peaks.
  2. Remove about 1/2 cup frosting out and put it into one of the two medium bowls.
  3. In the other bowl, mix about 3-5 drops of orange food coloring (this color makes the beak).
  4. In the other bowl, put 2 cups of frosting in it and add 6 drops of the yellow food coloring. This is the darker yellow for the feathers.
  5. Using the leftover frosting, mix in 3 drops of yellow food coloring to get a light yellow color.
  6. Prepare a frosting bag with a coupler and put on tip #3. Color a small amount of frosting black and load it into this bag. Add a coupler and tip #366 to a second bag and fill with the darker yellow frosting. In the third decorating bag, insert the medium round tip and fill it with some of the light yellow frosting (not all of it - you'll need quite a bit to scoop out for the bodies). Finally, prepare the fourth piping bag with tip #69 and fill it with the orange frosting.

Decorating Instructions

  1. Using a spoon or an ice cream scooper, scoop out some of the light yellow frosting and set it on top of your cooled cupcakes. This is the body. Use an angled spatula to spread it around to cover the surface.
  2. Next, using the bag with the medium round tip, put a big dollop of frosting on the lower part of the cupcake. This will be the face.
  3. Use the piping bag with tip number #366 and build feathers on both sides by slightly pulling away. Add some to the back to look like a tail. You can also put some feathers on the back part of the face to look like hair.
  4. Make eyes using the #3 piping bag. Place two dots on the big light yellow dollop of icing that you made earlier (face).
  5. Finally, use the #69 piping bag and create an adorable beak with the orange frosting. step by step picture instructions to make chick cupcakes


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 1gSugar: 71gProtein: 3g

All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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