Turkey Cupcakes

  • 01 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 1 - Gather the Ingredients

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    Gather the Ingredients for the Turkey Cupcakes. Stephanie Gallagher

    To make these Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes, you will need:

    • Chocolate cupcakes or vanilla cupcakes
    • Chocolate icing
    • Miniature peanut butter cups
    • White chocolate chips
    • Black gel icing
    • Candy Corn
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  • 02 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 2 - Frost the Cupcakes

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    Frost the Cupcakes. Stephanie Gallagher
    Spread a generous layer of chocolate frosting on the cupcakes.
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  • 03 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 3 - Make the Body of the Turkey

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    Make the Body of the Turkey. Stephanie Gallagher
    Place a miniature peanut butter cup upside down on the cupcake. You want it to be about one-third of the way into the center of the cupcake. This will leave room for the turkey feathers.
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  • 04 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 4 - Cover the Turkey Body with Frosting

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    Cover the Turkey Body with Frosting. Stephanie Gallagher
    Spread a thick layer of chocolate frosting over the peanut butter cup, so that none of the peanut butter cup is showing through.
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  • 05 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 5 - Give the Turkey Eyes

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    Give the Turkey Eyes. Stephanie Gallagher
    Place two white chocolate chips, point side down, on the front of the frosted peanut butter cup, for the turkey's eyes.
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  • 06 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 6 - Add Pupils to the Turkey's Eyes

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    Draw Pupils on the Turkey's Eyes. Stephanie Gallagher
    Use black gel icing to make pupils for the turkey's eyes.
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  • 07 of 08

    Turkey Cupcakes Step 7 - Give the Turkey a Nose and Feathers

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    Use Candy Corn for the Nose and Features. Stephanie Gallagher
    Place a candy corn nose on the turkey. Place 4-5 pieces of candy corn, pointed side down, behind the frosted peanut butter cup for the turkey's feathers. Enjoy!
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  • 08 of 08

    More cupcake ideas:

    Harvest Corn Cupcakes
    Harvest Corn Cupcakes. Jelly Belly

    Want more fun ways to decorate cupcakes? Check out these adorable Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes and  Harvest Corn Cupcakes which use frosting and jellybeans.