These cute chick cupcakes will wow the kids at your spring party.
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla or creamy white frosting
Yellow food color
large orange gumdrops
banana flavor stretchy and tangy taffy candies (from two 6-oz bags)
miniature chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix frosting and 14 drops yellow food color until evenly tinted. Remove paper baking cups from cupcakes. Place upside down on serving platter.
Frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Flatten and cut shapes out of orange gumdrops for beaks. Cut shapes out of banana taffy for wings and comb. Press orange gumdrops firmly into cupcake for beak. Press banana taffy firmly into cupcake for wings and comb. Gently press miniature chocolate chips on face for eyes.
Didn’t use up all of the frosting and decorations? Spread leftover cookies with frosting for a sweet treat.
To make ahead, bake and freeze the unfrosted cupcakes for up to three months. Frost and decorate the frozen cupcakes, and let thaw at room temperature.
Soften the taffy candy in the microwave on High for 5 to 7 seconds to make it easier to flatten.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.