How to Make Big Bird Cupcakes

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This is a complete tutorial of how I made theses adorable miniature Big Bird cupcakes for my daughter’s second birthday. They were a hit and super easy to make!

This is what you will need:

  • Miniature cupcakes (Try and match the wrappers to the character.)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Decorating bags
  • 4 Couplers
  • Decorating Tip #101, #12, #8, #5
  • Yellow, Orange & Pink gel food coloring
  • Miniature Chocolate chips

All supplies needed to make these Big Bird cupcakes can be purchased {HERE} 

 You can either use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe can be found {HERE}.  Section your vanilla frosting into 4 separate bowls in order to tint the frosting. Add the yellow coloring a little at a time, until you have reached the color of Big Bird’s Feathers. Add the orange until you get the correct shade for his beak. Now for the inside of his beak I added both orange AND pink to the frosting, to get the bright pinkish, orange color I used. You can leave the last part plain white, since this will be used for the eyes.

 Fill you decorating bags and get all your tips ready to decorate!  With tip#101 on your Yellow frosting get ready to pipe the feathers around the rim of the cupcake. You may want to practice on a piece of wax paper in order to get the feel of it first.

I created this by simply zig zagging the frosting up and down, so it laid upon it self. If there is a name for this technique, I have no idea what it is, I just thought it looked like feathers so I went with it.

Keep going around, until the entire surface of the cupcake is covered.

Now lets add the beak. With tip #8 on your orange frosting create a “V” shape in the middle of the cupcake.

Now with tip #5 on the orange/pink concoction 🙂 make a smaller “V” on the inside of the beak. You tweak this a bit after it sets using a spatula to add in definition, if you like.

With tip #12 on your white frosting add the eyes, above the beak.

Add the miniature chocolate chips…and you are done!


And there you have just join him with the rest of his buddies and you have created the hit of the party!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions or just want to say hello to let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!



Miniature Sesame Street Cupcakes

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made these for my Daughter’s 2nd birthday party.

The Hubbers and I had decided on a Sesame Street theme, so naturally I HAD to make the Sesame Street characters into cupcakes.

Mini Cupcake 🙂

If you would like to make these you can check out the tutorials by following the links below…..

Since the majority of children that would be attending the birthday party  were five and under,  I choose to make them miniature cupcakes, reason being I didn’t want to be the parent that all the other parents glared at for having their child covered in colored frosting.
Because more often than not, that kid covered in frosting is er, um…mine.

I had a ball making them and all in all they were a huge success and not one was left over after the party had ended…both the parents and the kids gobbled them all up!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, or just want to say hello, please fee free to leave a comment below!

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