The Cutest Easter Dessert: Spring Chick Cupcakes

Spring, is that you? To celebrate the upcoming season, we whipped up the cutest Easter dessert.

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

Chirp, chirp!

Sometimes, all it takes is fondant, buttercream, and a bit of imagination to create your next sweet treat.

Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a huge sweet tooth. Huge. Humongous. Cavity-inducing. Most likely. And you know what? I have no shame.

All jokes aside, I love to bake. I love, love, LOVE it. Baking was a huge part of my upbringing and I’ve carried on my mom’s passion for desserts into my very own kitchen.

I’m a huge fan of cupcakes. There’s just something about decorating individual-sized cakes and bringing them to life with different elements and ingredients.

Now that Spring is on its way (but, ahem, can you come faster, please?), I decided to whip up a new Easter dessert – in cupcake-form, of course!

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

My Spring Chick Cupcakes are fun to make and will be the center of attention for your upcoming Easter celebration.

 

How to Make the Cutest Easter Dessert: Spring Chick Cupcakes

12 vanilla cupcakes
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tbsp whole milk
4 oz. yellow fondant
1 oz. orange fondant
Black edible-ink marker
24-30 Easter candy eggs

Yields: One dozen cupcakes, decorated to look all cute for spring!

Wait! Before you start any sort of decorating, you have to make sure that your cupcakes are completely cool. If they’re still warm, your buttercream will slide off and just look icky!
You will first make the buttercream. To do so, use an electric mixer to beat the following ingredients: butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.

When you beat these ingredients, you will want to start at low speed, just to get everything combined and soft. Then, gradually increase speed to high and beat until all ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.

Scoop the buttercream into a piping bag. Attach Wilton tip #12 and frost the center of each cupcake.

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

To prepare the fondant chicks, roll out 12 ovals from your yellow fondant, about 1 inch in size. Then roll out 12 spheres, about ½ an inch in size.

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

Insert one oval into your toothpick, followed by the sphere. Using scissors, cut out a slit from each side of the oval-shaped fondant – these will act as your chick’s wings.

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

Create 12 small spheres from your orange fondant and shape them into triangles. Place on the center of each circle sphere and press down – they will act as your chick’s beak.

Use your black marker to draw out two dots for eyes on each chick.

Insert one fondant chick into each cupcake. Top off with 2-3 candy eggs. Serve!

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert. A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.

A cupcake with an easter chick made of fondant and candy eggs for the cutest Easter dessert.
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Spring Chick Cupcakes

An easy cupcake idea for your upcoming Easter celebrations!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Easter dessert
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk
  • 4 oz. yellow fondant
  • 1 oz. orange fondant
  • Black marker with edible ink
  • 24-30 Easter candy eggs

Instructions

  • Ensure your cupcakes are completely cool before starting the decorating process
  • Make the buttercream by beating butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk with an electric mixer. Start on low and gradually increase to high.
  • Once ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop the buttercream into a piping bag. Attach Wilton tip #12 and frost the center of each cupcake.
  • To prepare the fondant chicks, roll out 12 ovals from your yellow fondant, about 1 inch in size. Then roll out 12 spheres, about ½ an inch in size.
  • Insert one oval into your toothpick, followed by the sphere. Using scissors, cut out a slit from each side of the oval-shaped fondant - these will act as your chick’s wings.
  • Create 12 small spheres from your orange fondant and shape them into triangles. Place on the center of each circle sphere and press down - they will act as your chick’s beak.
  • Use your black marker to draw out two dots for eyes on each chick.
  • Insert one fondant chick into each cupcake. Top off with 2-3 candy eggs. Serve!

Tell me: what are some of your favourite Easter desserts?

Comments


  1. These are the cutest. Perfect for Easter and not too complicated to make either. Any little one would go crazy for these including my own.

  2. Oh my goodness. How adorable are these cupcakes for spring? The little fondant chicks look so easy to make and make such an impact on the cupcakes. Love this idea!

  3. Oh my, these are absolutely adorable! I love them! Might be hard to eat them because they are so cute. However, I love cupcakes, so not a problem:) Pinning to this to make for Easter! Thanks so much!


  4. Hi Lisa,
    I love dessert. Whenever I visit my home my mother always makes some thing or the other in dessert as she knows I love them.
    This time I think I should give her a surprise and make these simple but very very outstanding looking cupcakes.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe of yours.
    Kaushal Dhawan

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