Cute Turkey Cupcakes

DIY Thanksgiving Project: Turkey Cupcakes

There are many ideas on the internet for Thanksgiving inspired desserts but these cute Turkey cupcakes are very special.

Cute Turkey CupcakesTo make the cupcakes, you will need the following supplies:

  • Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake mix – made into cupcakes
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Red and Yellow food coloring.
  • Cake decorating tips.  (single pointed end, large single end and a flat leaf opening tip such as a #3, #12,and #103


Make the cake mix as directed on the box and make cupcakes instead of a whole cake.  Allow them to cool.

Place some vanilla frosting into three bowls. Add red food coloring to one, yellow to a second bowl, and red and yellow to make orange to the third.  Combine until you get the three colors you like.

Using the #103 leaf tip and the red food coloring in a pastry bag, make a row of red leaves along the outside of the cupcake.  Switch to the orange frosting and add a second row inside the red row. Finish with a row of yellow “feathers” inside the orange ones.

Switch to the chocolate frosting and the larger opening tip and pipe the turkey head in the center of the cupcake.  Decorate with red yellow and vanilla frosting as shown above to decorate the turkey face.

Image is courtesy of Angela Barton’s Cakes on Indulgy.  

View her blog here.

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