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Make these Most Adorable Baby Chick Cupcakes

A flock of these sweet treats makes a great Easter dessert, and they're easy enough for kids to decorate.

First consult the recipe and bake the Cupcakes. Then follow our step-by-step instructions for assembling the chicks:

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1. An upside-down cupcake becomes the body of a chick. Spread vanilla-buttercream frosting on a cupcake to anchor it to the serving plate while you are working. Use a small offset spatula to coat the sides thickly with frosting, and then mound more on top to create a dome shape.

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2. Press toasted shredded coconut into the frosting -- it stands in for fuzzy feathers. Hold the plate at an angle while applying the coconut so the excess falls back into the bowl.

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3. Place tiny eyes (made from snipped black licorice laces) on chicks using tweezers. Use a whole almond for the beak and red licorice for the feet and comb; both can be pushed into the frosting by hand.

 

Get the Coconut Chick Cupcakes Recipe

Be sure to try our other Amazing Animal Cakes!

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