I made these Pigeon cupcakes (the character from the Mo Willems' books) for my daughter, Carissa, to bring to school and share with her class for her birthday. (To see Carissa's Mo Willems' themed birthday cake check out this post.)
To make these Pigeon cupcakes, I first baked chocolate cupcakes and let them cool completely before icing them with chocolate buttercream.
I used a light blue candy melt for the Pigeon's head. Next, I heated some white candy melts per the instructions on the package and put some into a piping bag with a round tip (I think it was a #3). Then, I piped on the eyes and beaks. I made some of the beaks closed and some of them opened for some fun variety. Once the eyes and beaks had dried I used yellow food coloring to paint the beaks. You could, of course, just use yellow candy melts for the beaks, but I had white and light blue, so I decided to just do it this way. Then I used black food coloring to paint the pupils on the eyes and outline the head, eyes, and beaks.
Besides my first 2 choices of food coloring for the black on the candy melts not wanting to work :/ , these cupcakes were pretty easy and quick. I think the finished product came out really cute!
Carissa really liked these cute little Pigeon cupcakes and so did her class! :) Yay!
(I created my animated name at this site.)