Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gobble, Gobble...Turkey Cupcakes

Here's a quick, cute way to make some turkey cupcakes.  We enjoyed these at our Thanksgiving dinner this year.

To make the cupcakes, I used a simple, quick, eggless recipe so that Carlee can eat these instead of pumpkin pies. 

Just mix one spice cake mix and one 15 ounce can of pumpkin together.

If the batter is too thick, you can add 1/4 cup milk.

I used a large cookie scoop to fill the cupcake lines.  If you put the scoop in and leave it, this is how the cupcakes will turn out.

If you use the back of a spoon to move the batter to the sides.....

...the cupcakes will come out more uniform.

Now...using red icing, I used cream cheese icing, make ruffles with a #104 petal tip most of the way around the outer part of the cupcake.

Again with a #104 tip and orange icing, make a ruffle inside the red ruffle.

With yellow icing, use a #103 tip to make the final ruffle.

Tip #7 and brown icing was used to make the turkey neck.  Start at the bottom, letting the icing build up and then move the tip up through the yellow icing. 

Using orange and tip #3, make a beak.  With another #3 tip make the waddle.

White and a #3 tip was also used to make the eyes.

Add brown dots in the center of the white with a tip #2.

Here's my sweet girl enjoying something that she can eat from the dessert table at Thanksgiving.


Jacque said...

It's so great that Carlee gets to have her treats too!
She looks like she really loved them too!
The cupcakes are adorable Rhonda!

Dana Williams said...

You are such a great grandma. Always thinking of something for those grandkids.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Jacque and Dana!!

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