Hi everyone! Today’s tutorial is super cute and very simple to put together. It would be perfect for spring or Easter get togethers, and kids will flip for them! We are making baby chick cupcakes….which are not only adorable, but the display is going to make you smile ;0) —
First, I applied a crusting vanilla buttercream tinted with Americolor Lemon Yellow to my cupcakes, using a round Wilton tip 12. Then, after about 5 minutes, I smoothed over them with a Viva paper towel. (Click HERE if you’d like more info on the “Viva method”.) –
** You may prefer to give your chicks some texture and skip the smoothing step altogether…I just felt like smoothing! ;0)
Next I piped on the chickie heads using a Wilton tip 12. I tapped them down a little after they had crusted to smooth the surface.
Next, legs! I used a Wilton tip 3 to pipe lots and lots of legs in various positions using melted Wilton orange candy melts. I piped them onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet, and froze them for about 5 minutes until firm. The thinner the legs, the more fragile they will be (make extra!) ;0)Look at this cuteness! It’s best to apply the legs while they are still chilled, so that they will be less fragile. Here is where you see the first glimpse of our design. I arranged my chicks onto my base in a pyramid formation. (The cupcakes are glued to the board with dots of buttercream so that they won’t slide around in transport.) I piped bows onto some of the chicks with a tip 1, and others have “heart sprinkle” bows ;0) — Some of the chicks also have little tufts of buttercream on top of their heads from a tiny star tip.
Finally, I added a few clouds of white buttercream to my (blue plastic tablecloth-covered) board, and piped electric green buttercream grass with a Wilton 21 tip. We threw in a few candy eggs too!
I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial! I think that this chick design would be adorable for a baby shower too, with the hatching chick on top…just switch out the sign for another! ;0)
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