By: Megan J
If you are looking for a fun, simple, family fun activity to do for thanksgiving look no further! These cupcakes are very easy to make and are the perfect addition to any fall get together. These cute turkey cupcakes would also make the perfect activity for the kids on thanksgiving. Plus it would be a great way to keep them entertained during football!
One idea on how to implement the activity would be preparing the cupcakes prior to thanksgiving and then have a decorating party on Thanksgiving Day. Start by setting up all your decorating supplies on a table. Then let the kids dive in and go crazy frosting and decorating their cupcake. They will have a blast decorating and assembling their own individualized turkey while getting a sweet treat in the process.
The best part about making these cupcakes is eating them. They are absolutely delicious and jam packed with my two favorite cookies Oreos and Nutter Butters! Could there be anything better?
Below are the ingredients and instructions you need to make theses darling little gobblers!
- 1 Box of Chocolate or Vanilla cake mix
- 1 Box of Double Stuffed Oreos (Has to be double stuffed, because you will be inserting the candy corn into the cream filing to make the turkey’s tail)
- 1 Box of Large Nutter Butter Cookies
- 1 Can of Chocolate Icing
- 1 Tube of White Decorators Icing
- 1 Tube of Red Decorators Icing, or Red Food Coloring
- 1 Bag of Plain M&M’s
- 1 Bag of Original Candy Corn
- Zip Lock Bags or Pasty Bags with Decorator Tip
For the Turkey’s Tail
For the Turkey’s Body
You have now assembled everything you will need to make the turkeys! Set these aside and prepare the cupcakes.
***TIP: Make sure to use a large amount of icing per cupcake. The icing needs to be thick enough for the cookies (Turkey’s tail and body) to stay in place once inserted.
These cupcakes were a blast to make, and so simple to create. The cast iron muffin pans worked perfect for cupcakes. The cupcakes came out golden brown, and evenly cooked. Since the cast-iron pan is non-stick the cupcakes were very easy to remove, allowing for easy clean-up. The turkey portion of the cupcake was very easy to create and assemble. The kids will definitely enjoy making these on Thanksgiving Day, and I will absolutely be adding this recipe/activity into my Thanksgiving traditions each year!
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