Easy Turkey Cupcakes Recipe & Tutorial

by Melissa

Invite the kids to help you make these easy Turkey Cupcakes that are not only fun but a great way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.



These little guys just might be the cutest thing to ever grace your Thanksgiving table.

Plus you can even purchase the cupcakes store-bought to save you much-needed time during the hectic season.

Ingredients you will need:

(this recipe makes 6 cupcakes, double recipe for a dozen)

  • 6 chocolate frosted cupcakes (make your own or store-bought)
  • 6 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 12 candy eyeballs
  • 3 Orange Reese’s Pieces (cut in half)
  • Cookie decorating gel (red)
  • Candy Corn (you will need 30, 5 for each Turkey)
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • A small amount of homemade icing to use as glue for the turkey face

    To make a small batch of homemade icing: 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of milk. Stir well to combine. If too thick, add a bit more milk. If too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.

Instructions for Easy Turkey Cupcakes

Using a toothpick, you are going to apply a drop of icing to the back of each candy eyeball. Apply each eyeball about ½ inch down from the top center of each Nutter Butter cookie.



Next, you are going to apply a drop of icing to a ½ piece of Reese’s Pieces candy. Apply to the cookie for the nose, right under the eyeballs.



Add a small line of red cookie decorating gel right next to “nose” to create the gobbler.

Random fun fact: Did you know the gobbler is called a wattle?



Now you are ready to stick the cookie down into the frosted cupcake, right in the center. About ½ the cookie should stick out when you are finished.



Behind the cookie, starting in the center, insert a piece of candy corn into the frosting. Repeat this process twice on each side of the one that you just inserted, until you have 5 “feathers”.



Add sprinkles all over the chocolate frosting and you are done with your adorable and easy turkey cupcakes.



Now you are ready to whip up a batch of these deliciously decadent, easy-to-make Thanksgiving cupcakes for your Turkey Day celebration.

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Turkey Cupcakes

Turkey Cupcakes

Yield: 6 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Invite the kids to help you make these easy Turkey Cupcakes that are not only fun but a great way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.

Ingredients

  • 6 chocolate frosted cupcakes (make your own or store-bought)
  • 6 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 12 candy eyeballs
  • 3 Orange Reese’s Pieces (cut in half)
  • Cookie decorating gel (red)
  • Candy Corn (you will need 30, 5 for each Turkey)
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • A small amount of homemade icing to use as glue for the turkey face. See notes for simple homemade icing recipe.

Instructions

  1. Using a toothpick, you are going to apply a drop of icing to the back of each candy eyeball. Apply each eyeball about ½ inch down from the top center of each Nutter Butter cookie.
  2. Next, you are going to apply a drop of icing to a ½ piece of Reese’s Pieces candy. Apply to the cookie for the nose, right under the eyeballs.
  3. Add a small line of red cookie decorating gel right next to “nose” to create the gobbler.
  4. Now you are ready to stick the cookie down into the frosted cupcake, right in the center. About ½ the cookie should stick out when you are finished.
  5. Behind the cookie, starting in the center, insert a piece of candy corn into the frosting. Repeat this process twice on each side of the one that you just inserted, until you have 5 “feathers”.
  6. Add sprinkles all over the chocolate frosting and you are done with your adorable and easy turkey cupcakes.

Notes

To make a small batch of homemade icing: 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of milk. Stir well to combine. If too thick, add a bit more milk. If too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.





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