How To Make Easy Easter Chick Cupcakes
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Last Updated on 12th April 2022 by Vicki
Hi all, today I am sharing how to make these easy Easter chick cupcakes. The chicks are simple to make and perfect if you’re a beginner to making cake toppers and sugar models. I also show you how I pipe the buttercream grass onto the cupcakes. In this post, you will find a written tutorial followed by a VIDEO tutorial too.
The chicks are made out of Renshaw’s white Modelling and Flower Paste. Most of my models and flowers are made from this. I coloured the paste yellow and orange using concentrated food colours. I also used black modelling paste for the eyes, but you could just use normal black fondant instead. As usual, I have put a list to all the items used at the bottom of the page.
How To Make Easter Chick Cupcake Toppers
Body and Eyes
Form 20g of yellow modelling paste into an egg shape.
Use a bone modelling tool, or something similar, to make sockets for the chick’s eyes.
Put two small balls of white modelling paste into the sockets.
Flatten the eyes with the bone modelling tool.
Take two tiny pieces of black modelling paste or fondant and form them into balls.
Stick them in the middle of the eyes and flatten again with the bone modelling tool. Next, take two even tinier pieces of white modelling paste and roll them into balls.
Stick these on the eyes as can be seen above. Again use the bone modelling tool to flatten.
Form a small piece of orange modelling paste into a flat triangle shape. This will be the beak.
Stick the beak in the middle of the chick’s face.
Make a slit in the beak using a knife modelling tool or something similar.
To make the feet, first form two small pieces of orange modelling paste into balls. Doing this first helps to ensure they will be the same size.
Form the balls into flat triangles. Try to make sure they are the same size and shape.
Use the knife modelling tool to push two slits into the feet to make 3 toes.
Your feet should look similar to the ones above. Don’t worry if they seem too thick as a result of making the toes, as this will help your chick to look upwards.
Stick the feet to the bottom of the chick.
You can see in the image above how the feet makes the chick lift up slightly.
To make the wings, roll two pieces of yellow fondant into balls. Again, doing this first helps to ensure they are the same size.
Roll them into cone shapes and then flatten them. Make sure they are both the same shape and size.
Stick the wings on either side of your chick, slightly angled backwards.
To make the feathers for the chick’s head, form a few small pieces of yellow modelling paste into tear shapes. Make as many as you would like. I suggest between 3 to 5.
Stick the feathers on top of the head and mark lines on them with the knife tool.
So that’s how to make these cute Easter chick cupcake toppers. Next I prepared the cupcakes.
How To Decorate Cupcakes With Buttercream Grass
I used a Wilton 233 piping tip to pipe the grass. To pipe, you simply place your tip just above the cupcake and apply pressure. Once the buttercream is on the cupcake, begin to pull backwards and guide the grass as you like. Once you are happy with the length of the grass, just release pressure and pull away. As grass can be messy it doesn’t really matter how it falls. This makes it one of the easiest piping techniques, with super great results! You can see me piping the buttercream grass in the video below.
Easter Chick Cupcake YouTube Tutorial
For long grass I like the actual cupcake to be lower than the sides of the case. I like the grass to look like it is growing up from the case. This means I can pipe long grass around the edges so it hangs over the top in places.
The buttercream that I used for the grass was a Wilton recipe. If you wanted to take a look at the recipe you can here. I coloured my buttercream green with PME Pea Green Food Colouring Gel.
I finished off the cupcakes with a Smarties Mini Egg and a daisy. If you would like to take a look at how I make my daisies, then you can do so here. You could, of course, add any flower you wanted to.
Items Used To Make These Easter Chick Cupcakes
I hope you liked this Easter cupcake idea. Below is a list of items that I used to make them.
- Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste : https://tidd.ly/3flCE5y
- Sugarflair Orange Food Colouring Paste : https://tidd.ly/3jtj1cQ
- Rainbow Dust Pro Gel in Yellow : https://tidd.ly/3fAI90l
- Squires Kitchen Black Modelling Paste : https://amzn.to/3CjSqrd
- Wilton 233 Piping Tip : https://amzn.to/3m1g18r
- FMM Knife and Scriber Tool : https://amzn.to/2PbIWuC
- PME Bone Modelling Tool : https://tidd.ly/3ikaCsM
- Glue. I always use vodka as the glue when making my sugar models and cake toppers, it evaporates quickly so it doesn’t leave any marks and the icing doesn’t get soggy either. You could of course use edible glue or water, but make sure you use it sparingly to prevent sogginess. Also, be very careful where you add the water, as it will dissolve some of the sugar so can leave marks on your icing.
That’s all for now! But you may also be interested in my Carrot Patch Cupcakes or Easter Bunny tutorial.
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