Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fruit Cockatiel Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
Plain cupcakes are for the birds: Dress yours up like an adorable parrot with just a few slices of fruit.



  1. Put the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and food coloring.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of the frosting on each cupcake. Fan 3 mango slices along the top edge for the crest. Use a dab of frosting to secure a blueberry to each banana slice; place two on each cupcake for the eyes. Add 2 grape slices for the beak.