Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away? I seriously don’t know where the time goes. How about you?

We have some fun Thanksgiving Cupcakes planned to share with you, and these fun Turkey Cupcakes are just the one’s to kick off the holiday. With their simple design they won’t take long to make and are perfect for the kids and can be enjoyed by all.

These cupcakes would be a great addition to the kids table at this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, you can even use them as a nice edible centerpiece if you can keep everyone away from them…including the adults!

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Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving
Fun and whimsical Turkey cupcakes for the kids from HoosierHomemade.com
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes or your favorite flavor
  • Brown Frosting
  • Chocolate Hershey's Kisses
  • Wilton Candy Melts – Red, Orange and Yellow
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Plastic squeeze bottle
  • Wax paper
  1. Bake and cool cupcakes
  2. While the cupcakes are cooling, create the feathers
  3. Line a cookie sheet or tray with wax paper
  4. Place 15 or 20 candy wafers in a microwave safe bowl and melt for about 20 seconds, stir with a little oil to thin if necessary
  5. Spoon melted chocolate into a plastic squeeze bottle. I’ve tried many different ways to use melted chocolate and this is by far the easiest
  6. Create feathers by squeezing chocolate into small loops, repeat for each color {Be sure to make extra, they will break}
  7. Place in freezer for a few minutes to set up
  8. Frost cupcake with brown frosting
  9. Roll the edge in the chocolate sprinkles
  10. Add chocolate kiss for head
  11. Carefully add feathers


Thanksgiving Cupcakes



  1. trisha says:

    ok these are so so so so so so cute – I can totally see my daughter and I making these TURKEYS!! Nice spin on this idea! You are such an inspiration to my cupcake world LIz! Pinned, stumbled etc….:)
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  2. Cindy says:

    Those are too cute!!! Love them.
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  3. Christina says:

    These Turkey Cupcakes are so cute! Great idea!
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  4. Precious… my kiddos will want us to make these!!!
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  5. Oh, I have never seen anything like these before. They’re fantastic. Thanksgiving is not big in the UK, but these will certainly make a tasty treat. They’re fab.
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  6. Brenda says:

    I love the tailfeathers!!!


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