Once the cupcakes have cooled fully, add your lemon buttercream to a piping bag fitted with an open round nozzle. Hold your nozzle a few cm (an inch) above the top of your cupcake, and squeeze your piping bag hard for several seconds and lift up very slightly so you get one large blob of frosting.
Lift your nozzle a few more cm (an inch) up and make a smaller frosting blob for the head by squeezing softer and lifting up quicker.
Change your nozzle to an open star piping tip if you have one, if not you can stick with the current tip and pipe a blob of frosting on each side of the body to make little wings.
Repeat the above steps until you have frosted each cupcake with a chick body, head and wings.
Roll two small balls of black fondant icing to make eyes for your chick and press them into the head.
Roll two small pieces of orange fondant icing into thin logs, roughly a thumb's length long. Cut one log in half for the two legs and cut the other into four pieces (half and half again). Pinch one end of each of these four short pieces and two leg pieces into a pointy tip.
For each of the four short pieces, press the non-pointy end onto the leg piece roughly 1-2 cm (½ inch) down from the pointy end. You should use two short pieces for each leg to effectively create three toes on each leg.
Press the non-foot end of each leg into the base of the chicks on your cupcake, leaving a small gap between them.
Make a small beak using more orange fondant, rolling a very small piece into a log shape and pinching one end into a pointed tip. Press the non-pointed end into the chick’s face below the eyes.
Repeat the above fondant steps until you have completed the chick decorations for each of your cupcakes, then enjoy!