Today I'm going to show you how to make adorable buttercream chick cupcakes!
This cheerful cupcake design is super cute and very simple to put together. It would be perfect for spring or Easter get togethers, and kids are sure to love them!
We are making baby chick cupcakes....which are not only adorable, but the display is going to make you smile ;0) --
How to Make Buttercream Chick Cupcakes
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.
I applied little buttercream eyes and beaks with small round piping tips (Wilton 1 or 2). Next, I added wings with a small petal tip (I used a Ateco 101).
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.
Our top chick has just hatched for an easter egg (fondant) painted with coloring gel mixed with a little vodka. The sign is printed on card stock, and taped to lollipop sticks in back!
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!
That's all there is to it! Our chickies have made the most fabulous pyramid, and are wishing you a Happy Easter!
I hope that you enjoyed this buttercream chick tutorial! I think that this cupcake 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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Theses are so cute! Can't wait to try them!
Holy cuteness! You never fail to impress Melissa! These are hands down the cutest Easter cupcakes I've seen so far.
I love them.
Cuteness overload!!! Pinned ;)
Thank you so much for your comments! ;0)
Brilliant! Not only do I love this idea, but I love that you think outside the box, because these really precious ideas would evade me otherwise!! ;o) Thank you!
Muchísimas gracias! Son una monada :)
Thank you so much
This is a good idea for eastern children party. thanks
Well, I have been asked to bring cupcakes to my families Easter Celebration. I was wondering what I should do. I think I have my answer!:)
Hi Azzie, Here is a link to the Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream that Melissa used, https://www.mycakeschool.com/recipes-tutorials/fluffy-vanilla-buttercream/ You could also use the Classic Vanilla Buttercream (an all butter recipe). It is in the Recipe Section under Frostings
Thank you, I am making for our Easter celebration. The first time I started making cakes I made your Easter bunny cake and it was a huge hit. This time I am going to make your cupcakes. Love my cake school!
Giggle...... Those are too cute!