How to create a Coconut Chick Cupcake for Easter

Chick Cupcakes

Creating a Coconut Chick Cupcake

Things you will need:

  • 2 cups coconut
  • Yellow Food Dye
  • 48 brown M&M’s
  • 1 bag of Starburst Minis
  • 24 frosted cupcakes {any flavor with white color icing}

How to dye the coconut yellow:

  1. Put 2 cups flake coconut into a ziploc bag.
  2. Use yellow food coloring or Wilton Icing Color gel, place a few drops into the bag.
  3. Shake the color with the coconut, add more color by single drops till desired color is achieved.

Putting it all together:

  1. Place the yellow coconut on top of freshly frosted cupcakes.
  2. Shake of any excess coconut. TIP: The coconut sticks the best if you add it immediately after you frost the cupcakes.
  3. Add two brown M&M’s on top for the eyes.
  4. Add a mini starburst for the beak.


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  1. Lauryn Rescoe says

    These cupcakes are SO cute! What I love the most is how easy they are to make! I have never thought about buying already made cupcakes and personalizing them before, what a great idea! I will definitely have to try this one with my daughter this weekend. Thank you!

  2. angelia medlin says

    These look super cute and very easy to make. I know they would be a big hit at our house for Easter. Plus I love coconut! Thanks for sharing.

  3. md Kennedy says

    So adorable! I wish I could come up with great ideas like you do – but I am nowhere near Martha Stewart…

  4. Alecia says

    OMG! These are so cute!! I don’t like coconut but I may have to try making them anyways. My family would love eat them for me.

  5. Marcia Lee says

    These coconut chick cupcakes are adorable and sure to be a hit as a treat for our Good News Club. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Dorothy Teel says

    These are so cute, I learned how to color coconut and I think I will try a gluten free version for tomorrow since the granddaughters are coming over, thank you for the idea.

  7. ANN*H says

    These are so cute. My great grand daughter will love these little peeps. thanks for the directions how to make them. Nice for Easter holiday.

  8. Gale McCarron says

    Omg, these are just to cute for words, or to eat!! I’m emailing this to my Daughter right away so she can make them with the kids. I know they’ll have a blast. Thank you!

  9. Katy Driver says

    these are so cute wish I had seen before today the kids would’ve gone crazy over how adorable of cupcakes these are :-)

  10. Sherry Compton says

    These are super cute. My grand kids would love them. Thanks for the step on dying the coconut. The use of m&ms and starbursts are nice finishing touches.

  11. shelleyb says

    I love this adorable cupcakes! Fantastic for Easter…or those of us that are reading this after Easter and looking for a Spring Cupcake. This is easy enough, that I could even handle this. My boys could even help–very willingly.

  12. Melissa Marinho says

    oo, I love this! I am celebrating Easter this coming weekend with my sisters family (Hubby, Kids, et al) since they live a few hours from me. I was looking for something to make and I have found it! The kids will love these! And I think us adults will too :) Thanks so much for the recipe and idea! I’m sure it will be a big hit!

  13. Candy Kelley says

    This could be modified for birthdays too come to think about it hmmmmm variation could be an owl or snowman in winter etc … has potential

  14. polly says

    My 5 year old grandson would love these. What a cute idea! He loves to help me bake so he will have fun ‘helping’

  15. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    So cute. I know that Easter is over but these are still great fun for the kids. They can help place eyes and nose.

  16. Chewresa says

    i love coconut and cupcakes!! You made these adorable cupcakes! I must make these and try them myself!!!

  17. Cathy Jarolin says

    Oh! How Cute!! I wish I had seen these before Easter. I will make them next year. I will Pin This recipe! They sound delicious too~ Have a Great Day! :0)~~~

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