Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe
- 1 can (16 ounces) caramel frosting or frosting of your choice
- Cupcakes of your choice
- Dots candies, candy-coated sunflower kernels and Sixlets candies
- 1. Frost cupcakes. For each turkey, unwrap three caramels; place on a small piece of waxed paper. Microwave on high for 5-7 seconds or until softened. Break off desired amount for the body; roll into an egg shape. Roll two smaller pieces into wings and two pieces into legs. Press onto body to attach.
- 2. For leaves, roll out Dots candies to 1/8-in. thickness; cut leaf shapes. Place a turkey on top of each cupcake; arrange leaves, sunflower kernels and Sixlets around turkeys. Yield: varies.
1 cupcake (calculated without decorations): 221 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein
Reviews for Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
"I made these for the first time this year, and they were a big hit at my Thanksgiving party. I'm giving them a 4 only because they were very time consuming, I found myself making one part, then later making another because of the time needed for the turkeys to cool and the lettuce leaves to set up. Also I think I would use runts next time instead of sixlets"
"This is a very cute idea. I made them for my daughter's class for her Thanksgiving birthday. They were a huge hit, but VERY time consuming. It took me 3 hours to do about 16 turkeys. The only way I'd make this recipe again is if it were for a small family gathering of 10 or less. One tip I would give, especially if you are doing a large number of them, is to spread the wrapped caramels on a heating pad instead of using the microwave, then unwrap and mold as needed."
"very time consuming but it was worth it! They were a hit @ Thanksgiving. When making the turkeys themselves I put a dab of water on my finger and pat it on the caramel to give it a glossy look. Also, made Chocolate chip cupcakes w/ whipped nutella icing..... yuuummmm"
"Where do I find the video?"
"My little niece made these for Thanksgiving,I saw a picture of them her mom took.These are so cute!I'm saving this for next year I will make these for sure.Thanks for the great idea"
"So cute! I'm going to try them using Runts candy (the miniature fruit) and skipping the leaves although they're adorable!"
"I wish I could go to the store right now and get the stuff! Thank you for sharing!I'm getting the stuff tomorrow! ( I hope)"
"Takes to much time especially for very old crippled hands. Where do you get candy coated sunflower kernels??? What are sixlets and where do you get them???"
"I think someone has too much time on their hands if they review recipes they won't even try!"
"What a cute idea. The kids will love it & so will we old folks. Thanks & Keep the ideas coming."
"What a terrific idea ! As a retired (and tired) cake/cookie/cupcake decorator of 20+ years I'm always looking for shortcuts. This one is really clever and I'm looking forward to making these."
"Our Canadian Thanksgiving is in October so I won't be doing this for Thanksgiving, but will for Christmas. I think it is a GREAT idea and for those of us who enjoy cooking and creating it's no trouble at all!!! I like going above and beyond for some special occasions and people and they really appreciate it! If you're not going to make something because you don't like it or like going the extra mile keep your negative opinions to yourself!!! Life's too short to be sitting ready to be critical of something because YOU don't care for it. There's power in positive thinking - try it!"
"This is a craft project, not a recipe. And way too much work - I'd never even bother trying it."
"These were the cutiest things ever. I made them last year and vowed to never make them again because of the time involved but now my grandchildren are begging for them again. So guess what... Watch the vidoe it helps a lot."
"I think someone has way too much time on their hands if they can make these. I wouldn't even bother making them once."
"This recipe was a waste of time, it's not really a recipe so much as it's just telling you how to decorate a cupcake...."
"This is really a beautiful creation . . . I am not too much of an artist, but the grand kids will love making the turkeys. xoxo thx"
"They turned out really cute but a little time consuming."
"These were a HUGE hit at my office. I couldn't find Sixlets anywhere, but M&Ms and Mini M&Ms worked great instead!"
"Could not find covered sunflower seeds or caramel frosting, but I sent the recipe to my daughter to bring for Thanksgiving. She and her children had fun making them and they were as cute as the picture."
"how cute the turkeys I haven't made them but will use the idea."
"Grandkids loved it...."
"I haven’t made this yet, but am certain it will be excellent and be a hit. I am interested in these and the caramel turkey cupcakes and have the same comment for both. It would have been nice to have the recipes include how many gum drops and how much caramel to buy.I am making these for a family dinner and would like to know before I get started baking how many bags I should have and how much candy to roll or soften, as the case may be."