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April 22, 2011

Easy & Adorable Easter Chick Cupcakes

I've been searching for easy and delicious Easter dessert recipes {that's my assignment for Sunday}. I wanted a fun and impressive Easter dessert recipe. Luckily,  I came across this idea somewhere and now, for the life of me, I can't remember where! I usually like to give credit where credit is due. But to whomever came up with this adorable idea out there in food-blog-land, thank you! 

It's so cute and SO VERY SIMPLE. If you think you can't "decorate" and are always wondering how to decorate cupcakes, start with this one. You can do it! And people will undoubtedly say, "Awww, so cute."

WHY ARE YOU ADDING DIFFERENT THINGS THAN THE CAKE MIX CALLS FOR?  Adding these "extras" turns a boring old cake mix into a homemade hearty cake. Trust me, it's awesome!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend! Enjoy!

1 box yellow cake mix
1 c. buttermilk
Amount of oil called for on box {mine was 1/3 cup}
4 eggs {instead of amount called for on box}
1 can of frosting
1 1/2 c. coconut flakes
3 drops yellow food coloring
Mini chocolate chips
Candy orange slices

In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Scoop into lined cupcake pans. Cook according to package directions {I'm going to guess its at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes}. 

Let cupcakes cool completely.

In a small mixing bowl, mix yellow food coloring into coconut flakes until fulling incorporated. Mine still had some pieces that were dark yellow and I think it looks cute!

Frost cupcakes with frosting {yes, I'm usually a HUGE supporter of homemade everything but this is the quickest way and you cover the frosting with coconut anyway}. Generously sprinkle cupcakes with coconut, gently pressing to make sure it sticks.

Place 2 mini chocolate chips on cupcake for eyes. You'll need to press pretty firmly and even clear away some of the coconut to make sure the eyes stick.

Cut the orange slices with scissors, in half length-wise. Then cut each "half" in half again, to create little rounded triangle beaks. Press onto cupcake under the eyes.

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1 comment:

Megs said...

these are SO adorable!!