Thursday, November 17, 2011

{Tutorial} Turkey Cupcakes as featured in TPD Magazine

With Thanksgiving only a few short days away, it’s time to plan out those fun little treats for the little ones that will make it a memorable holiday.  These adorable turkey cupcakes were featured in the holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine and they are delightfully simple to make!  In fact, they would be a fun activity to make with the little party guests.  

DIY Turkey Cupcakes 

12 cupcakes
2 cups chocolate Frosting
¼ cup white frosting
6 large marshmallows (halved crosswise)
Crème-filled rolled wafer cookies
Orange decorating gel
24 mini chocolate morsels
12 orange gummy candies (halved)
12 candy corns
Wax paper
2 resealable sandwich bags
Star decorating tip
Frost your cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt ½ cup chocolate frosting for 10-15 seconds. Stir every 5 seconds until mixture is thin.
Dip uncut side of marshmallow halves into the melted frosting, turning to coat.
Place cut side of marshmallows on the wax paper and let stand until set.
Once set, place coated marshmallow half slightly off-center each frosted cupcake.
To create the turkey beak, place a small drop of melted frosting onto the center of the marshmallow. Place the yellow end of the candy corn onto the drop which will keep the candy in place.
Using the gel, pipe a turkey wattle up and around each beak.
Place white frosting into a sandwich bag. Cut a small piece from one corner. Pipe two small dollops on the marshmallows to create eyes. Place two chocolate morsels on top of the white frosting dollops.
To create turkey feathers, break the wafers in half and insert pieces in a half circle around the marshmallow.
Fit the second sandwich bag with the star tip and add remaining chocolate frosting into the bag. Pipe frosting around the edge of the marshmallow.
To create the turkey feet, press 2 gummy candy halves below the marshmallow for each cupcake.

Don't they make for the cutest addition to the children's table?
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