What a better way to celebrate the turkey than to create a cupcake in homage of him!  These fun Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes are perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert table, classroom feast or just a sweet treat so your two year old can practice her gobble.


As I’ve said before, my favorite desserts are the easy ones – especially ones where even the littlest ones can help.  For these cupcakes, start with a chocolate cupcake and decorate from there.  You’re cupcake can be made from scratch, a boxed mix or even a set of plain ones from a local bakery.   A few more basic ingredients and you’ll have everyone saying Gobble, Gobble for some more!

You Will Need:

1 dozen plain chocolate cupcakes
12 Peanut Butter cups
72 pieces of candy corn for feathers and beaks
Chocolate icing
Chocolate jimmies sprinkles
Candy eye balls



1. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies.


2. Place five pieces of candy corn tip down along the back of the cupcake to make the feathers.


3. Stick a peanut butter cup on its side in front of the candy corn pieces.  The wide side should be facing towards you.


4. Spread a little frosting on the backs of each candy eye ball and place on the front of the peanut butter cup.  Add some more frosting to the back of the candy corn.  Place tip side down underneath the eyeballs.


These cupcakes were a lot of fun to make and even more delightful to eat! I’d almost call them cute, but they are turkeys.  It was too cute to listen to Little Bug gobble as she ate them.  A definite dessert winner for any upcoming Thanksgiving celebration!

Happy Celebrating,


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