Não são as coisas mais fofas?! Da revista Living
This treat is modeled on one of the symbols of the season — baby chicks. With their coconut feathers, nutty beaks, and confectionery details, the cakes aren’t just eye candy; they’re delicious, too.
To hatch one of these, you don’t have to be an expert baker. Making a batch of chick cupcakes is a perfect task for novices, and kids will love to help. The result will be a whimsical hit at the table.
1. An upside-down cupcake will become the body of a chick. Spread vanilla buttercream on a cupcake to anchor it to the serving plate while you are working. Use a small offset spatula to coat the sides thickly with frosting, and then mound more on top to create a dome shape.
2. Toasted shredded coconut, pressed into the frosting, stands in for fuzzy feathers. Hold the plate at an angle while applying the coconut so the excess falls back into the bowl.
3. Tiny eyes (which are made from snipped black licorice laces) are easy to place using tweezers. Larger features, such as the whole-almond beak and the red licorice feet and comb, can be pushed into the frosting by hand.
First Published: April 2005