Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Easy Turkey Cupcakes

We've been working on some holiday crafts, and I think our favorites are the edible kind. If you follow Pinterest or blogs that are dedicated to crafting, it can be discouraging. Their projects are perfect. Well, my cupcakes are lopsided, my spray paint ran on all my glass projects and I used glitter paint that was made only for porous surfaces on glass . So if you are less than perfect, my projects should work well for you!

Last night we made cupcakes that vaguely resemble turkeys. They are easy, and you can use whatever you have on hand--left over candy corn from Halloween, mini marshmallows, frosting and so on.

Kayla made the cupcakes ahead of time, and we put them in a sealed container to stay fresh.

Last night Jasmine and Tyler decided to tackle the project. I frosted the cupcakes with chocolate frosting first.

We had two kinds of candy corn, orange and white candy corn m&m's, white and black frosting in tubes, peel and pull Twizzlers and fruit roll ups
Regular candy corn, which is orange and yellow, would work well, but we didn't have any left.
This guy has candy corn tips with a dot of black frosting for eyes and fruit roll up for his wattle (the flap of skin under his beak).
This turkey has a dot of white frosting with a dot of black frosting for eyes, a regular orange m&m for his nose and a piece of peel and pull Twizzler for his wattle. 

This guy has a white candy corn m&m with a dot of black frosting for his eyes.

The eyes were probably the hardest thing to make look okay. For this one, we cut a mini marshmallow in half for the eyes. I think it might be the best eyes out of all of them.

To use these for place settings for your Thanksgiving meal, simply write names on a square of graham cracker using a tube of frosting made for writing.

Below are our finished turkeys that use a variety of candies and foods. Which is your favorite?

Next we are going to make turkeys from Nutter Butter cookies. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Felicia said...

Number 4, he is so colorful.