My kids love cupcakes, and CUTE cupcakes are always a hit. I love these coconut Easter chicks because they are so easy to make, you can’t really mess them up (no art skills needed lol). Perfect for spring time or an Easter party. If you can not find the starburst minis you can use normal Starburst or orange chick-lets.
You will need:
How to Dye Coconut ~ To dye the coconut yellow put 2 cups flake coconut into a ziploc bag. Use yellow food coloring or Wilton Icing Color gel, drop a few drops into the bag. Shake the color with the coconut, add more color till desired color is achieved. I have found if you put the gel in 1 teaspoon HOT water it will thin out a bit and will coat the coconut more even. Make sure there is lots of air in the bag so the coconut has a lot of room to shake around and spread the color.
Creating your chicks ~ Place the color coconut on top of freshly frosted cupcakes. Shake of any excess coconut, it sticks best if you add it RIGHT after you frost the cupcakes. I just used frosting from the store… but you could always make your own too. Add two brown M&M’s on top for the eyes and use a mini starburst for the beak.