How to Make Delicious and Cute Big Bird Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

Do you have a big bird lover in your life? What better way to celebrate big bird than by making big bird cupcakes!  Even if you don’t have a little person in your life, this whimsical treat is fun to make.

– 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/8 tsp salt – 2 large eggs at room temp – 3/4 cup sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes – 1/2 cup milk – the higher the fat content the better – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:

-In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside. -Place butter and milk in a microwave-safe dish and zap 2 minutes on high to melt the butter. -In a separate bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-high speed. -With the beater still going, pour the sugar in over 30 seconds. -Beat eggs for 6 minutes more on a highly faster speed, or until tripled in volume and almost pure white.

When the egg is whipped, scatter 1/3 flour across the surface, then beat on low for 5 seconds. Stop beating, add half the remaining flour, then mix again on low for 5 seconds. Add remaining flour, then mix on Speed 1 for 5 – 10 sec until the flour is just mixed in. Once you can’t see flour, stop straight away.  Pour the hot milk/butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy.

With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off. Fill your muffin tins with batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean

Use Wilton tip 70 to pipe yellow feathers over the entire cupcake – start at the center and work your way out to the edge, repeat the process all the way around.

- Press in 2 candy corn, point up, to form the beak.  - Use a blue edible marker (if desired) to create eyelids on deco eyes and then place them towards the top of Big Bird’s head.

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