turkey cupcakes
Turkey Cupcakes
Start with frosted chocolate cupcakes, then roll the edges in chocolate sprinkles to create the illusion of feathers. Half of a vanilla wafer helps support a round ginger cookie that serves as the turkey's fan tail and the base for candy corn feathers. Another vanilla wafer creates the body, and a small 's'-shaped cookie becomes the turkey's neck and head. A piece of red fruit leather completes the miniature gobbler.

To make your own Turkey Cupcakes, you'll need the following:
12 cupcakes (you can use premade to save time)
1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
1 1/2 cups chocolate sprinkles
18 vanilla wafers
12 thin scalloped ginger cookies
12 small 's'-shaped cookies (such as Stella D'oro Breakfast Treats 100 Calorie Packs)
60 pieces candy corn
12 mini chocolate chips
12 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
1 piece red fruit leather

Here are the easy decorating steps:
1. Place the sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup of the chocolate frosting into a resealable p bag. Cut 6 of the vanilla wafers in half with a serrated knife.

2. Spread the top of a cupcake with the chocolate frosting and make smooth. Roll the edge of the cupcake in the chocolate sprinkles to coat. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes. Spread the tops of the 12 whole vanilla wafers with some of the chocolate frosting and press into the chocolate sprinkles to coat.

3. Place a cut vanilla wafer, rounded edge toward the edge of the cupcake on top of the cupcake. Press the thin scalloped cookie into the frosting and leaning on the cut vanilla wafer and the fan tail. Snip a small corner from the bag with the chocolate frosting. Pipe a dot of frosting on the scalloped cookie and attach the vanilla wafer with the sprinkles. Pipe 5 dots of frosting along the outer edge of cookie and add the candy corn, pointed end down.

4. For the head; pipe a dot of chocolate frosting on the 's' shaped cookie and add a mini chocolate chip for an eye. Pipe a dot of frosting and add an orange sunflower seed as the beak. Press the cookie in front of the other cookies as the head and neck. Cut a small tear drop shaped piece of red fruit leather as the waddle and attach next to the beak. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.

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Nov. 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

love it

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Nov. 16, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Very cute!

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