Chicken Cupcakes

Backyard chicken lovers will fly the coop over these cute chicken cupcakes!  Celebrate a birthday party, Easter or baby shower with this easy cake recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cake, chickens, cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 12 mini vanilla cupcakes

White Butter Cream Frosting

Cupcake Decoration

  • 3 cups coconut shredded
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini sized chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Fruit chew candies Starbursts or something similar.
  • 3 tablespoons milk
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Instructions

  • With one cake mix, split the batter between a regular sized cupcake pan and a mini cupcake pan. Let completely cool.

Toasted Coconut

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread shredded coconut in an even thin layer. Bake for 3-8 minutes until you achieve the desired look, remove from oven and let cool.

Frosting

  • In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the confectioner's sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  • Add vanilla, a pinch of saltAdd milk and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.
  • Separate the frosting into two bowls and add a few drops of yellow food coloring at a time until you get the desired color for the baby chicks.
  • Add to piping bags.

Decorating Chicken Cupcakes

  • Frost the regular sized cupcakes white and the mini cupcakes yellow.
  • While the frosting is "wet", dip the sides of your cupcakes into a plate of toasted coconut making sure to get all around the edges.
  • Add the regular chocolate chips for the chicken’s eyes and the mini chips for the baby chick’s eyes.
  • Cut fruit chew candy or mold with your hands to create orange and yellow beaks and red combs.
  • After you have created your beaks and combs out of the candy, simply place the pieces onto your cupcakes to create adorable chicken faces.
  • Now place your chicken cupcakes on a fun tray with extra toasted coconut sprinkled around them. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If making cupcakes from scratch, use this fluffy white cake recipe.
Try this Lemon Frosting Recipe for the baby chicks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 5.2% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 5.7% | Iron: 4.6%
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