If you are looking for a fun Thanksgiving dessert idea these Easy Turkey Cupcakes will be perfect. Our kids always like to participate in helping with Thanksgiving dinner so easy cupcake decoration has always worked best. We had the kiddos decorate up our fun Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hats for the dessert table and these Turkey Cupcakes will make for a nice addition. For our Turkey Cupcakes we just used a simple box mix and decorated them up with some icing, candy corns for feathers and some extra addition of some sprinkles. So simple and perfect for the kiddos to decorate for the holiday.
Turkey Cupcakes Recipe
Just grab a basic box cake mix, store bought icing or you can make your own like we did. Search your candy dishes for extra left over Halloween Candy Corn and maybe some candy eyes you have left over from another project. If not just use a little dab of icing for eyes.
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Chocolate SPrinkles
1 bag Candy Corn
48 Candy Eyes
1/8 cup Red Candy Melting Chips
Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
Allow to cool.
Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.
Pipe more icing from the fron edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
Place 2 eyes above beak.
Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.