125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
few drops vanilla essence
Pre heat the oven 190oc /gas mark 5
Using the all in one method, put the ingredients into a bowl and using an electric mixer whisk until creamy.
Divide between 12 cupcake cases
Bake in the middle of the oven for around 15-20 minutes.
Leave to cool before decorating.
For the buttercream frosting mix 75g butter with 100g of icing sugar.
Add yellow food colouring until required colour.
Using a piping bag with a large star nozzle, pipe swirls onto the cake. Add chocolate chips for eyes and a small orange piece of card for the beak. You can also use some flake to create a nest affect.