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Last Updated on 13th August 2021 by Vicki
Hi everyone. Today we have these fun Easter cupcake decorating ideas for your kids. Perfect for an Easter or Spring themed craft activity, these cupcakes are so fun and easy to decorate. If you made the daffodil that we created last time, then you may already have the coloured fondant that is needed to make the fondant chicks. If you would like to take a look at the fondant daffodil tutorial, then click here.
Items Needed For This Tutorial
- Prebaked cupcakes.
- White fondant
- Yellow fondant
- Orange fondant
- Black fondant
- Small amount of buttercream or jam
You should be able to buy all of the items above from your local supermarket. I buy most of my cake decorating supplies from The Cake Decorating Company which I am also an affiliate for.
You may find that your fondant is sticky enough to make your Easter chick cupcakes. If you do have any problems however, just use a little water to help it stick.
First Easter Chick Cupcake Decorating Idea
The first tutorial is of the full Easter chick cupcake. If you want to go straight to the chick in the shell cupcake, then click here.
Preparing The Cupcake
Roll out the white fondant and cut out a disc the same size as your cupcake.
Spread a little jam or buttercream on the cupcake and then place your disc of fondant on. Smooth with the palm of your hand.
Making The Fondant Chick Cupcake Topper
If at anytime you find that the fondant doesn’t stick, you can use a tiny drop of water to help.
Place a ball of yellow fondant on the cupcake as can be seen above.
Flatten the ball with your fingers.
Roll another ball of yellow fondant, smaller than the last and place it on top of the first one.
Flatten the top ball like before. Next, roll two pieces of yellow fondant into balls. This helps you to get the same size.
Roll these pieces into cone shapes.
Flatten the cones to form wings.
Stick the wings on either side of the chick’s body as can be seen above.
Roll two small pieces of orange fondant into balls.
Form these orange balls into flat triangles. Place these on the chick as can be seen above.
Place a tiny orange triangle in the middle of the chick’s face for the beak. If you want to you could add some feathers to the top of the head by rolling 3 tiny pieces of yellow fondant between your fingers forming tiny cones.
Place these cones on the chick’s head in any style you like!
Lastly, roll two tiny pieces of black fondant into balls and place them on the chick for eyes.
So that’s how to make the first Easter chick cupcake. Read on to see how to make the second one.
Second Easter Chick Cupcake Decorating Idea
Roll out your yellow fondant and cut out a circle the same size as your cupcake. If you don’t have a suitable cutter, then a cup or something similar may do. Cover the cupcake with your fondant. You can use a little jam to help it stick.
Use the same cutter to cut out a circle of white fondant. Cut this in half. My girls like to use a pizza cutter to do this.
Cut little triangles out of the top of the semi circle, as can be seen above. This is the egg shell.
Place the egg shell over the bottom half of the cupcake.
Form two pieces of yellow fondant into cone shapes and then flatten them. These are you chick’s wings.
Place the wings on either side of the cupcake, as can be seen above.
Form a small piece of orange fondant into a triangle and stick it just above the middle of the cupcake.
Roll two small pieces of white fondant into balls and stick them on your cupcake for eyes.
Flatten with your fingers.
Repeat this process again with some smaller balls of black fondant.
Now repeat it again, with some even smaller balls of white fondant.
Form two small pieces of yellow fondant into tear shapes and stick them on top of the chick’s head for feathers.
So that’s how we decorated these easy Easter chick cupcakes. If you want a fun Easter craft activity to do with your kids, then these cupcakes are perfect! Your children will have just as much fun decorating them as they do eating them!
My Girls Creations!
I hope you enjoyed reading this Easter cupcake activity for kids. My girls have requested that we make farmyard animals next! They have gone for a sheep and pig first. So watch this space!!! In the meantime, if you would like to look at some of our other kids cake craft activities, click here. I also have lots of cake decorating ideas and tutorials on my home page.
That’s all for now! But you may also be interested in this daffodil cupcake decorating activity. It uses the same colour fondant as the Easter chick cupcakes.
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