Easter Cupcakes {Chick Cupcakes}

Easy Easter cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients. These chick cupcakes are decorated with buttercream icing nest, colorful sprinkles and yellow candies.

These are the cutest and easiest cupcakes ever. I mean look at those little chicks tucked in their creamy chocolate nest! These are so simple to make that you can even have your kids help decorate them. Looking for more animal themed cupcakes? Try these Bee Cupcakes, Ladybug Cupcakes, or Dinosaur Cupcakes perfect for the next birthday or themed event.

Easy Easter Cupcakes With Yellow Chicks on White Plate

How To Make Easter Chick Cupcakes or Nest Cupcakes?

  1. Bake cupcakes– Cool completely.
  2. Frost cupcakes– With green frosting.
  3. Roll the sides of each cupcake– With sprinkles.
  4. Pipe a nest– With chocolate icing.
  5. Draw eyes and beaks– On yellow candy balls.
  6. Add 3 chicks– In the nest of each cupcake.

Variations For Easter Cupcakes

Try other frosting flavors– Such as Cream Cheese Frosting, Maraschino Cherry Frosting, Marshmallow Frosting, or White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Try other cupcake flavors– Such as Rainbow Cupcakes, Yellow Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cupcakes, Brownie Cupcakes, Oreo Cupcakes, or Lemon Cupcakes.

Add flowers– Such as Fondant Pansy Flowers, Fondant Flowers, Royal Icing Flowers, or Buttercream Flowers.

Use blue candy balls– To make baby robin chicks like in this Pinata Cake (Robin Egg Cake).

Skip the sprinkles on the side– Make the whole top of the cupcake a nest instead.

Replace frosting nest– Instead use toasted shredded coconut or even top them with Birds Nest Cookies.

Fill the cupcakes– Turn these into Pinata Cupcakes.

Try other sprinkles– Such as jimmies, or whatever else you prefer.

Easy Chick Cupcakes on White Plate With Sprinkles- Closeup Shot

Tips And Techniques

Cool cupcakes completely– Because this prevents the frosting from melting and sliding right off the cupcakes when icing.

How to know cupcakes are done? Insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, they are ready.

Make a bigger batch- Just double all the ingredients and this will be perfect for a big party.

How to make faces on the chicks? Use an edible marker to draw eyes and a break on the yellow candies.

How to fill piping bag? Place the bag into a tall glass and fold edges over the glass. Fill the open bag with icing using a spoon.

Easy Nest Cupcakes With Yellow Chicks- Overhead Shot

Storage Of Decorated Cupcakes

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Room temperature- Decorated cupcakes can be stored in in a covered cardboard box, as long as there are no perishable fillings for 8-10 hours.

Freeze- Unfrosted/ undecorated cupcakes and frosting can be frozen separately in sealed containers for up to 1 month and thawed overnight in the fridge. Once thawed, they can be decorated, as per instructions below.

Make ahead instructions- These cupcakes can be baked and decorated 1 day in advance.

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Easter Cupcakes (Chick Cupcakes)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Easy Easter cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients. These chick cupcakes are decorated with buttercream icing nest, colorful sprinkles and yellow candies.
Yield: 24 Cupcakes



  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • Use a spatula to spread green icing on top of each cupcake.
  • Roll the sides of each cupcake in a dish, filled with sprinkles.
  • Fill a piping bag with chocolate icing and attach Wilton's tip # 233.
  • Pipe a circular nest in the center of each cupcake.
  • Draw eyes and beaks on yellow candy balls, using edible markers.
  • Stick 3 chicks in the nest of each cupcake. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 200kcal, Carbohydrates: 125g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 74g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g, Monounsaturated Fat: 30g, Sodium: 3633mg, Potassium: 1469mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 188g, Vitamin A: 13IU, Calcium: 650mg, Iron: 20mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 200
Author: Abeer Rizvi

56 comments on “Easter Cupcakes {Chick Cupcakes}”

  1. These were a great success and my kids thought they looked so cute.5 stars

  2. Made these cupcakes with the kids and we all enjoyed it! They were so adorable and delightful. They can’t wait to make them again for Easter.5 stars

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