Chocolate cupcakes all dressed up for Easter as spring chicks.
Keyword spring chick easter cupcakes
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Decorating Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Melissa | Persnickety Plates
1boxPillsbury Dark Chocolate cake mix
Neon Yellow Vanilla Funfetti frosting
Orange All Star Vanilla Funfetti frosting
yellow sanding sugar
candy eye balls
black gel icing
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans with liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Beat on low until just combined then beat on medium for two minutes.
Use a cookie scoop to fill each cupcake well about 3/4 full.
Bake for 19-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
LET FULLY COOL.
Once your cupcakes have cooled, give them a coat of yellow frosting.
Dip the frosted cupcake into the yellow sanding sugar.
With more yellow frosting, pipe on some feathers/hair and the wings (these look like a "7" and a backwards 7).
Switch over to orange frosting and pipe on a beak and little feet.
Pop in two candy eyeballs and use black gel icing to draw on the pupils and give them some personality.
Use whichever Pillsbury cake mix is your favorite - Funfetti would be really cute.I also used some Funfetti Vanilla Marshmallow frosting to frost a few cupcakes and added sanding sugar stripes to look like Easter eggs.