Easter is only a week away and I really wish I could have started my Easter baking sooner but I have been so busy making cakes for family and friends that I couldn’t get a chance. I can’t wait to share pictures and tutorials of those cakes with you lovely folks but that will have to wait for another posting….
For now, allow me to share my Easter cookies. I was thinking of making bunnies but quite frankly, I find chicks cuter…lol.
I made two types of chicks…. hatching ones and baby ones.
Which do you like more? My husband and I like the hatching ones. They make me smile anytime I look at them….heheh
Here’s how you can make these cuties:
Roll out yellow fondant on a surface covered in powdered sugar. Powdered sugar prevents fondant from sticking to the counter top.
Bring out your chocolate cookie pops. I used this recipe to make mine. They are YUMMMY!
Brush some glace icing or royal icing or whatever icing you prefer on top of your cookie pops. Make sure it’s a thin coating.
Place this sticky side on top of the fondant and hold it in place. Use a knife to cut around the cookie.
Fold fondant inward and smooth out the sides with your hands.
Dab your finger in some shortening and run it on top of your fondant covered cookie to clean off all that powdered sugar. This will be your chick’s body.
To make wings, cut out oval shapes using the smallest oval cutter from with the Wilton set.
Brush some water on the sides and stick these ovals there.
Bring out green and blue confetti sprinkles (you can buy them or make them).
With a dab of water or icing stick them where you want eyes to be. Use black edible marker to draw black eye balls. These chicks looked so darn FREAKY without eye balls lol
For the beak, cut out small orange colored diamond shapes and stick them where you want the beak to be, using some water or icing. Gently press the back of your knife at the center of this diamond to refine the beak.
Brush some water on the wings and sprinkle yellow sugar. And you are done with your baby chick.
If you want to make hatching chicks, cut out a circle using the medium circle cutter from the Wilton set and then cut this circle in half using a knife. This will be the egg shell.
Use a knife to make jagged edges near the top of this egg shell.
Stick this egg shell near the bottom of the cookie using some water or icing.
Smooth out the sides using your finger.
Now, make eyes just like you did before using confetti sprinkles and black edible marker.
Make the beak same way as well by cutting out small orange colored diamond fondant shapes. and you are done with your hatching chick.
You can enjoy these cookie pops as is. But if you want to to do what I did, then push your chick cookie pop into a cupcake. The lollipop stick prevents this cute chick from toppling over. If your lollipop stick are too long, cut them off a little with sharp scissors.
Fill a piping bag with green icing and pipe grass on the cupcake.
You can use Wilton’s tip 18 to make this “starry” grass
or you can use Wilton’s tip 233 to make this “stringy” grass
Though initially my plan was to just make cookie pops that look like chicks, I think it’s cool to use them as cookie toppers. This way, you get to enjoy a cupcake and a cookie
Plus, I think think these cookie toppers beat paper toppers
Hope you try these out and have a great weekend everyone!