Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter baby chick cupcakes!

Probably more a post for the ladies here... or the more nimble - fingered of you.


naw, cute, right?

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups plain flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/3 cup butter

1 cup milk

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

FROSTING:

2 cups icing sugar

cream

yellow food colouring

2 cups coconut

Brown and orange M&Ms


Method:

1. Heat oven to 180 C.  Put paper cases in 24 muffin tins (or halve the recipe and do 12, or bake 12 at a time).

2. In a medium bowl, beat flour, sugar, butter, milk, baking powder, salt, vanilla and egg. Either beat 3 minutes with a mixer, or get that baking bicep out and mix by hand for a few minutes. fill paper cases half full.

3. Bake 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely on a rack.

FROSTING:

This is the fun part! add tablespoonsful of cream to the two cups of icing in a bowl, until it gets to the desired stage. Some people like runny, I prefer it a little stiff.

2. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring and mix. Here's one I prepared earlier...


Now for your chick feathers... add 2 cups coconut to a ziplock bag, drop in some food colouring, seal it up and rub it all with your fingers to dye the coconut. Fun!


When cupcakes are completely cool, ice with yellow frosting. Put the coconut in a small bowl, and dip the cupcakes icing-side down into it to completely cover.

Add brown M&Ms for eyes, sticking on with a little frosting for glue. Poke orange M&Ms in for the beak... total cuteness.

Happy Easter barbecue customer...



Recipe from Betty Crocker.


11 comments:

  1. Awww how adorable (and tasty!)

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  2. Classic- They are the cutest cupcake chicks I have seen!

    Great blog BTW, I'll be popping in to see what you are creating in your shoebox (from an ex shoebox cook of many years, I have graduated to a boot box!)

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  3. cute cupcakes! all your cake recipes are great..

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  5. Haha, thanks for all your comments guys! I yearn to someday upgrade to a boot box Camilla... but my not-so-secret wish is for a gumboot warehouse!

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  6. Hello,


    We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
    We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

    We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
    enjoy your recipes.

    Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
    and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

    To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

    Best regards,

    Vincent
    petitchef.com

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  7. Classic- They are the cutest cupcake chicks I have seen!

    Great blog BTW, I'll be popping in to see what you are creating in your shoebox (from an ex shoebox cook of many years, I have graduated to a boot box!)

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  8. Those are so cute I'm going to go make them with the Darlings right now for morning tea! You can't go wrong with good old Betty Crocker.

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  9. I do love Mrs Crocker for basic recipes! So much fun to dress them up though :)

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