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Cute Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

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Well, here we are, only a couple days from Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I have one more cute Turkey Cupcake for you. They are super easy, and the kiddos will love to help create them too!

Aren’t they cute? I bet they would be “gobbled” up…haha! Sorry, just had to!

I had planned to use small twisted lollipops for the tail feathers, in fact I looked at three different candy stores for them. Since I didn’t find them, improvise, is what I did. Candy necklaces are cut apart and threaded onto a toothpick…easy…frugal and super cute!

Cute Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Cute Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

These Cute Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving from HoosierHomemade.com are super easy and kid-friendly!


  • Cupcakes
  • Decorator Icing or Buttercream plus a little cinnamon to make it textured
  • Chocolate Frosting {I just used canned}
  • Tail feathers – Candy Necklaces – found at Party City
  • Eyes – Large sprinkles
  • Beak & Waddle – Candy coated Sunflower Seeds
  • Toothpicks
  • Decorator bag fitted with a Giant Round Tip
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  1. Bake and cool cupcakes
  2. Frost with Ivory colored icing
  3. Fit a decorator bag with a giant round tip , fill with chocolate frosting
  4. Pipe on head
  5. Add toothpicks for the tail feathers – I used 5 toothpicks, 3 in the back and then 2 a little closer and in between
  6. Cut a candy necklace apart and thread the candy onto the toothpick
  7. Add the sprinkles for the eyes, Sunflower Seeds for the beak and waddle
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Turkey Tips:

  1. After piping on the head, smooth out the frosting by running your finger under hot water
  2. It’s easier to put the toothpicks into the cupcake then thread the candy
  3. Before you add the last candy, push the toothpick down a little, then add the candy, that way the toothpick won’t show
  4. Use tweezers to add the eyes, beak and waddle

In case you missed them, check out the Thanksgiving Cupcake Round-up I shared with a dozen fun ideas!

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I’ve finally made some cupcakes -well, at least some frosting on cupcakes, to share with you! Long time fan, first time linking up!

    1. Hi Karyn, I’m so excited to have you join us! That frosting looks yummy! And a perfect substitute for Cool Whip!
      Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love your turkey feathers, I think I would steal some off each time I walked by them! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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