Little Chicks

Little Chick Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

Fresh from the farm…

These charming little chicks are certain to liven up any spring soirée!

Little Chick Cupcakes

  • Miniature cupcakes
  • 16 oz. can white frosting
  • Shredded coconut
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Quart-sized zipper bags
  • M&M’s
  • M&M’s Minis
  • Dubble Bubble/Chiclets (square gum)

To give chicks their feathery look, place the shredded coconut in a food processor.  Add a few drops of yellow food coloring.  Pulse until coconut is chopped and desired color is reached.  Pour yellow coconut into a shallow bowl and set aside.

Using a food processor is not necessary, but it produces a finer texture and distributes color evenly.  If you don’t have one, simply combine coconut and food coloring in a zipper bag, seal, and shake well. 

Tint frosting yellow, then transfer to a resealable bag.  Close tightly and snip one corner with kitchen shears.  Pipe a mound of frosting onto each miniature cupcake.  Holding cupcakes upside down, gently roll wet frosting in yellow coconut.  Use your fingertips to lightly pack in place.

For eyes, arrange two mini brown candies side-by-side.  To form a perfectly pointed beak, insert one corner of an orange chewing gum square into the frosting until a triangular shape remains visible.  Create the illusion of plumage by standing three yellow M&M’s upright on the top of each chick’s head.

Serve and enjoy!

*Look for square chewing gum in the bulk candy machines located near the entrances/exits of supermarkets, restaurants, and convenience stores.


52 responses to Little Chicks

  1. Aren’t these precious?! I love them!

  2. Super cute–love the little tuft of feathers on top :)

  3. Danielle says:

    These are adorable!perfect for what I want to do this spring! Love the the little “eggs” underneath! Thanks for posting!

  4. Jamie says:

    These are so adorable! Would be a great addition to an Easter party! Found you through Home Stories A to Z. I would love if you would come and link up these little cuties at our link party!

    Hugs & Smiles,

  5. Absolutely ADORABLE! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Amanda says:

    Saw your link at Sew Much Ado – these are SOO cute & clever! Love it!

  7. Love the idea. Super cute! Would have never thought to use the Chiclets gum for the mouth.

  8. Justine says:

    Stopping by from {wow me} Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

  9. ADORABLE!!!
    We would like to invite you to share this at our party that is live now:
    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.

  10. These are too cute to eat! :-) Just pinned!

  11. Rachel says:

    These are adorable!!! I am sharing on Facebook tomorrow morning. I am definitely doing these with the kids at an Easter event I am planning. They are so simple… perfect! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays!!!

  12. emily says:

    super cute and yummy! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! Just wanted to let you know that this is being feature this weekend in an Easter {featuring YOU} post! Hope you will stop by and grab a featured button. I would LOVE for you to put in on this actual post or at least somewhere on your blog!

  13. Savannah says:

    Very very cute. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  14. I’m co-hosting the Sweet & Savoury Sunday link party this weekend and had to stop back by your CUTE Little Chicks post to invite you to share this adorableness with our other party-goers! You’re welcome to bring a couple other favorites too! Hope to see you there ( tomorrow! Have a great day!

    • Hollie says:

      Brenda, thank you very much for inviting me… I just linked up! I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but my Open ID account isn’t working this morning.

  15. Paula says:

    I have never seen anything so cute!! Pinned! Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes! Have a great week! ~ Paula

  16. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    What a precious little face, it almost looks like he could speak. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Printabelle says:

    Delightful little guys and pretty easy, too, love them!!!

  18. Mindie says:

    Featuring soon at Bacon Time!

  19. Karen says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I loved making that dress and seeing my daughter wear it so often. I love your adorable cupcakes (the chicks and the bears) and the nutella nests. They are all perfect for children and Easter.

    • Hollie says:

      You’re welcome! The dress caught my eye immediately, as I smocked and sewed heirloom garments for my daughter and son when they were younger. Your talent is amazing!

  20. Hollie these are way too cute to eat! I’m featuring you this afternoon on our Facebook page! Delish and thanks for sharing this in our crafty showcase.

    Susie @Bowdabra

  21. Oh my goodness…those are so stinking adorable!!!! My kids would love these!!!

  22. These are precious! Following you on Pinterest…pinning this…and tweeting, too! Have a lovely day!

    Neighbors About Town Blog

  23. Tori says:

    Adorable! You will be featured tomorrow on Tell Me Tuesday! Thanks for sharing!!


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  26. So cute!!!

    Perhaps you’d care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

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  27. I just can’t help myself! I’m now featuring you again! Thank you so much for sharing this in the Crafty Showcase! We are featuring you in a Last Minute Easter Recipe Round up!!

    Have a super week. Here is your feature

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  28. Featuring you today over on my blog. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday.

    Have a happy Easter.

    Ginger @

  29. Carrie says:

    These are adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  30. So cute! These would be darling at an Easter gathering. I found you over at Ginger Snap Crafts Easter features and I wanted to stop by to say hello and also let you know I’ll be pinning this to my Cupcake Board. I know my daughters would love to make these at some point – or eat them! :)

  31. Mackenzie says:

    These are adorable! Perfect for Easter treats! You are a Featured Favorite on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes this week, thanks for joining us last week, we love having you! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

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  33. Maysem says:

    These cupcakes are beyond adorable!! Who would want to eat a cupcake that is looking at them with puppy dog eyes… okay maybe I would if it looks that good..I can’t resist coconut. ;)

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  36. Wendy says:

    Sometimes the simplest things are the best. These are absolutely adorable! Will you be thinking up any more animal cupcakes?

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