When it comes to the holidays, I’m all about fun treats. Treats that make people laugh and treats that make children’s eyes brighten. These Wide-Eyed Turkey Cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving party or meal this year. When I was deciding how to put these together, I knew I had to go with big eyes. To me, these cupcakes represent in a humorous way what a turkey may very well be thinking as Thanksgiving approaches. Kind of like, “Eat chicken, not turkey!”
These cupcakes are so easy to make! In fact, I’m not here with a cupcake recipe today, I’m sharing more of what you may like to call a “cupcake design” tutorial. Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Cupcake with chocolate frosting (prepared as you wish)
- Two Oreo cookies
- 5 Pieces of candy corn (kind with a yellow tip)
- Piece of candy corn (the kind with an orange tip)
- Twizzlers Nibs candy (or just red licorice)
- 2 brown M&Ms
- Fudge-striped cookieNot pictured
- Chocolate frosting (store-bought or prepared)
- 1 toothpick
So, here we go. This is such a fun project for the kiddos, too. Chocolate cupcakes are awesome on their own, but turning them into little holiday-themed characters or animals just makes eating them even more fun. This would be a fun classroom project now that I think of it. Give every child a cupcake and their “add-ons,” and the frosting could be provided in little paper cups for each student.
- Take the two Oreo cookies and twist them apart. Save the creme-filled sides and eat the other halves. 🙂 So far, so good. Use a little of the chocolate frosting to adhere the M&Ms onto the creme-filled cookie halves. Set aside.
- Spread a little frosting onto the top-half of the fudge-striped cookie.
- Stick your candy corns onto the frosting and set aside.
- Take your cupcake and cut a slit into the back of it with a knife (deep enough to slide the fudge-striped cookie into.
Now, let’s start assembling. We’ll work off a numbered list again so it’s easy to follow along:
- Place the two Oreo cookie halves on the cupcake for the eyes.
- Slide the fudge-striped cookie into the slit in the back of the cupcake.
- Take the final piece of candy corn and place a toothpick into the bottom of it. Insert the toothpick end into the cupcake for the nose so just the orange segment of the candy corn is showing.
- Use a scissors to trim the Twizzlers Nib to look like a wattle and place it into the frosting alongside the nose.
And here he is. . .in all his glory. . .
He’s almost too cute to eat. ALMOST. I have to admit that no one in my house had any problems eating these turkeys. There really wasn’t a whole lot of remorse. Don’t worry, we ate the Oreos first so they didn’t know what was coming next. LOL
MAKE THESE. Trust me. They’re so worth it!
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