Storified by Arya McLean· Tue, Mar 26 2013 21:51:18
One of the best things about making cupcakes is that you can decorate them in a variety of ways. This easy gourmet recipe makes use of packet cake mix for making cupcakes. You simply follow the instructions in the box and pour the batter in the muffin tin or cupcake holders and once it is baked, you can decorate it with coconut flakes colored with yellow food coloring to take the form of a baby chick. This is the perfect dessert for Easter and will make the kids shriek with delight.
You can also make your favorite recipe for cupcakes to make this recipe. You can make vanilla flavored cupcakes or chocolate flavored cupcakes, both of which go well with coconut flakes. To make the beak, gumdrops are used, which will stick out of the cupcake. Gumdrops are a type of candies that are brightly colored, made of gelatin, and shaped like a truncated cone. It is coated in granulated sugar and tastes very sweet. Also known as spice drops, they have a gummy consistency and are fun to chew because they have a pleasurable sensation in the mouth.
Gumdrops are typically used to decorate cakes and cupcakes and are often seen during Christmas time for making gingerbread houses. There are many flavors and varieties for gumdrops that you can use to make enticing cupcakes. There are orange, lemon, mint, and licorice gumdrops and other kinds of fruit flavors. The different colored gumdrops can make different colored beaks for a wonderful and entertaining presentation.
For the eyes of the chicks, use sweet chocolate chips, which can be bought in bags in different sizes. Choose a cake mix that is high in quality and you’ve tried before and liked. There are many brands and some are better than others. You can also make your own cake mix and use this to make this recipe.