Adorable Pop Cake Chicks to create with the kids this Easter

We almost can’t deal with how adorable these Easter treats are. It’s time to get the kids in the kitchen, as we share another child-friendly recipe from children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel. 

If your kids are gearing up for some sweet treats heading into Easter, you’ll need to add these little chicks to the list. This is a great recipe for older and younger children – each will be able to help with different parts (and there’s no baking involved!). Annabel encourages getting children into the kitchen from as early as three years old, to foster a love of cooking and food. So get those wooden spoons and bowls at the ready, it’s time to unleash the mini chefs!

Pop cake chicks


  • 600g Madeira cake
  • 180g cream cheese
  • 340g yellow candy melts
  • 12 orange Tic Tacs
  • black writing icing pen
  • white fondant icing
  • candy melts for coating cake pops (200g pack)


  1. Make fine breadcrumbs out of the Madeira cake by rubbing the cake between your fingers into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cream cheese and mix until you make a firm dough. Shape into 12 balls.
  3. Put onto a baking sheet. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the yellow candy melts in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until runny.
  5. Using a fork, dip the balls into the yellow chocolate, then place on a baking sheet.
  6. Insert the orange Tic Tacs to make the beaks, then chill until set in the fridge.
  7. When set, draw on eyes using the black writing icing.
  8. Arrange the chicks in an egg carton, then make egg shells by rolling out the white fondant icing and cutting out mini triangles to look like the jagged edges of broken shells.
  9. Dab a little water on one side of the icing and then wrap these around the chicks.

Makes 12 chicks.

Don’t let the food fun stop there – head to Annabel Karmel where you’ll find a huge range of family-friendly recipes. And you can download the new Family Cooking app, which will get the kids excited about cooking, and give mums and dads lots of mealtime ideas.

(This is a sponsored post for Annabel Karmel)

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