Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving cupcakes’

Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes with wattle

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Turkey wattle cupcake

Turkey wattle cupcake

What would a turkey be without a wattle? (Or waddle, as I always thought it was spelled.) Thanks to decorating gel in a tube, you can outfit your Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes with one.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; 6 candy corns; 2 candy eyes (or just use small candies); yellow writing icing in premade tube or pastry bag; red gel writing icing.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Load chocolate frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a #12 metal tip and coupler. Pipe large blob for neck and smaller blob for head. Add eyes. Use yellow writing icing to draw beak. Use red gel for wattle. Stick 3 candy corn on each side of cupcake for feathers.

Blue-eyed turkey cupcakes

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Blue-eyed Turkey

Blue-eyed Turkey

Candy corn is again the “crowning glory” of this turkey, but you can use ready-to-use decorating icing tubes to pipe on a beak and feet. It’s a nice touch for your Thanksgiving festivities, and easy!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; 6 candy corns; 2 mini blue M&Ms; yellow writing icing in tube. (Or you can use decorating bags and a #2 metal tip.)

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Add candy corn to edge of cupcake in fan shape. Pipe a V for the beak and an upsidedown V with a line on top for the feet. Add M&M eyes.

Turkey cupcakes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Betty Crocker turkey

Betty Crocker turkey

This is my interpretation of Betty Crocker’s version of a turkey cupcake. These gobblers would be a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; candy corn; chocolate sprinkles; candy eyes (or just use mini M&Ms or other small candy); decorating bag, couplers and #12 Metal tip.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Assemble piping bag. Squeeze medium-sized blob onto center of cupcake, holding tip in one position so the frosting “pools” rather than building up very high. Then make a separate flattish blob on top of that one. Stick candy corn toward back of cupcake and on top blob for nose. Add eyes. Spinkle near tail and top of head.

Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Use this turkey as inspiration for your own cupcake design. We used Fruit Roll-ups brand “Stackers” and craft sticks for the feathers; you could try fruit leather and toothpicks, or fondant and bamboo skewers, or whatever you have on hand.
Thanksgiving turkey cupcake
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); chocolate frosting; circus peanut; bit of red fruit roll (for wattle); candy eyes (or just use black writing icing); thin craft sticks or skewers; Fruit Roll-ups Stackers.
Make That Cupcake!: Frost cupcake with chocolate icing. Using dabs of icing, stick candy eyes to top of circus peanut. Using clean scissors or knife, cut fruit roll into shape of turkey wattle and stick to bottom end of circus peanut and place peanut on cupcake. Stack Stackers on top of each other with craft stick or skewer between them. When you have as many as you’d like, stick them into cupcake for feathers.

Thanksgiving cornucopia cupcakes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

The horn on this cornucopia is a Bugle! Yep, the salty snack in your grocer’s chip aisle.
Thanksgiving cornucopia cupcake
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); chocolate frosting; 1 Bugle; Runts or similar fruit candies.
Make That Cupcake!: Frost cupcake. Position Bugle horn on top of cupcake for cornucopia. Place runts fruit candies partially in the horn and spilling out of it.

Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Plenty of candy corn and a bit of fruit roll for a waddle are the secret to these quick turkey cupcakes, which would be really fun for kids to make.
candy corn turkey cupcake
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white or off-white frosting; green paste or liquid food coloring; candy corn; wafer cookie (such as Nilla Wafers); red fruit roll; blue candy dots or mini M&Ms.
How to Make It: Tint icing green and frost cupcake. Immediately (before the icing sets) put a wafer cookie in the center. Add 5 or 6 candy corns, alternating, above the cookie to form turkey feathers. Cut (or bite–shh!) the yellow ends off 2 candy corns and place below cookie, pointing down, for legs. Cut fruit roll (We used Fruit by the Foot) into a waddle shape and stick to cookie. Use dabs of icing to add blue candy or M&M eyes.