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Easy Turkey Cupcakes

Melissa Bastow

easy turkey cupcake

These adorable turkey cupcakes are super easy to make and are a huge crowd pleaser!  They taste delish and can even be decorated by kids.  Your Thanksgiving gathering wouldn't be complete without them!

This is what you're going to need: 

  • 6 Chocolate Cupcakes, prepared and unfrosted
  • 1 pkg. Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 pkg. Swedish Fish, assorted colors
  • 6 Orange Mini M&M’s
  • 12 Edible Eyes
  • 1 Fruit Roll Up, red

Cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard (or snack on these bits while you work). You will only use the larger part of the cookies.  Put a dab of frosting on the back of the edible eyes and attach 2 of them to each cookie.  For the beaks, put a dab of frosting on the edge of each M&M and attach 1 on each cookie.  Cut thin 1 inch long slivers from the fruit roll up and attach 1 on each cookie on the side of the beak. Make sure it hangs down from the beak so it looks like a wattle.

Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and stick a turkey cookie into the middle of each one so it’s standing upright. You only need to press it in just a bit to the cake, the thick layer of frosting will help it stay.  For the tail take 4 different colors of the fish and stick them in the cupcake in a row behind the cookie to look like the feathers. You’ll want to stick about a third of the fish down into the frosting and cake.

The decorating goes quick and turns out party perfect!  

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