Baby Chick Cupcakes with Yellow Buttercream Frosting
- 1 Golden Yellow Cake or Favorite Chocolate Cupcakes recipe
- 1 (1 lb.) box Domino® Confectioners Sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- yellow food coloring
- 1 package (14 oz.) shredded coconut
- mini candy-coated chocolates, assorted colors
- 24 orange jelly beans or gumdrops
Prepare cupcakes according to recipe instructions. Before decorating cupcakes, make sure they have completely cooled; remove from muffin tins.
Please double this recipe for use with baby chick cupcakes.
In a large bowl, with electric mixer at low speed, combine sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until creamy. Add 2 to 3 drops food coloring; continue mixing until well combined. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency.
Place coconut in a large resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring; seal bag and shake to color coconut; set aside.
Using a butter knife, or icing knife, spread yellow buttercream frosting onto cupcakes. Roll tops of cupcakes in coconut to cover.
For eyes, add two brown mini candy-coated chocolate pieces in center of cupcakes. For beaks, use orange jellybeans or small gumdrops, and flatten with a rolling pin. With a paring knife, trim flattened gumdrops into triangles to resemble beaks; place on cupcakes.
After adding eyes and beak, add additional yellow coconut to form a Mohawk on the head of each baby chick.