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. RANDY FULGHAM says:


  2. katrina c. says:

    These are so adorable! my girls will absolutely love them!!! Thanks!

  3. Super Cute! We are making these today!

  4. 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!

  5. Candy Kelley says:

    Cute idea and very easy to make I like it

  6. Amanda Aspling says:

    These are so cute! My kids would love them! Thanks for the recipe:)

  7. 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.

  8. md Kennedy says:

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

  9. Lovely cupcakes and bright spring colors, yummy!

  10. How adorable! I wonder what other birdies u could make…

  11. These are super adorable. Thank you for sharing.

  12. These would be fun to make as cardinals or blue jays also.

  13. I love these!! They are so cute and I like that there aren’t a ton of ingredients in the recipe.

  14. 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.

  15. These are very cute and just in time for Easter, thank you for sharing this great Easter treat.

  16. Germaine Harrison says:

    Cute and yummy.

  17. 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.

  18. Nena Sinclair says:

    These cupcakes just couldn’t be any cuter!

  19. patricia salyers says:

    these are adorable i am going to make them for my cookout tomorrow!

  20. alicia k says:

    and the coconut tastes SO good!

  21. sydney85 says:

    They look cute and delicious. Kiddos voted to make these cupcakes.

  22. Sandra VanHoey says:

    These are so cute. I am going to try them today with my Grandkids

  23. 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.

  24. gigi borden says:

    these are absolutely so adorable!!!!

  25. Cynthia C says:

    How clever! These are a really cute springtime treat.

  26. Lindsay Giedosh says:

    So cute! Chicks are my favorite on Easter

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. nancyfancypink says:

    Adorable! I never knew you could color coconut that way!

  30. I’m not a fan of coconut but these look so cute :)

  31. These are cute! The coconut really adds to the look! I’ll have to remember that dye trick!

  32. Renee Smith says:

    These are so cute but how do you get your kid to eat the coconut? Mine all hate it!

  33. "Tamboliya" says:

    How cute.

  34. Darlene Wissenz says:

    These look so fun, the grandkids will love these

  35. Anna Pry says:

    those are cute, i could really go for a cupcake right about now!

  36. Very cute. I wonder what I could use instead of coconut (since I really don’t like it).

  37. Ronald G says:

    I am tempted to make these lovlies for my two young nieces

  38. George Monsivais says:

    yes!!! these look awesome

  39. 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 :-)

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. 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

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

  45. 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.

  46. Chewresa says:

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

  47. 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)~~~

  48. Yana Lyfar says:

    I LOVE this idea, much try this next year, thank you for sharing

  49. these are really cute! Do you have any suggestions for a natural way to dye them?

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