Thanksgiving Day Cakes And Cupcakes


Have a little fun this Thanksgiving and follow these easy cake decorating tutorials for unique cakes and cupcakes


Gobble Gobble Gobble... When most people think of Thanksgiving they think mmmm...turkey time! It's also a time to indulge in all the other great foods, like mashed potatos, gravy, oh and don't forget grandmas stuffing! Then there's dessert. Pumpkin pie, apple tarts, lemon meringue, the list is wonderful.

I LOVE Thanksgiving because it's all about family, friends and delicious food. I love making Thanksgiving day cakes, desserts and cupcakes, and just like Halloween and Christmas there's so much you can do using different candies, fondant, marshmallows, etc...

Thanksgiving is all about the food and delicious desserts!

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Thanksgiving is full of vibrant and rich colors, reds, deep oranges and bright yellows. You can use these beautiful colors in your cake decorating as well as any thanksgiving day cakes, cupcakes or cake toppers

I always like to take it one step further and decorating the table around my desserts, it really adds a nice final touch to everything. I like to gather up some leaves, pinecones, anything I can find that looks earthy and natural and place it on the table around each plate or around some candles that are on the dinner table.

You can even use these as cake toppers on your cake or cupcake.

Thanksgiving Cakes and Cupcakes

This year make your feast extra special with these adorable Thanksgiving cupcakes and cakes. It's a great way to get the whole family involved too because that's what Thanksgiving is all about - great family and delicious food!

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If you're looking for something really unique to make this Thanksgiving then you have to try this turkey dinner cupcake! Your dinner guests will love them so much they might want to take a few extra home with them.

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You will need:

24 vanilla cupcakes baked in orange foil liners 1 large bag of caramels 1 bag of pretzel sticks 2 cans of vanilla frosting green and yellow food coloring 2 cups of corn flakes

1. Tint 3 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting green and spoon the frosting into a resealable bag. Do the same with the yellow food coloring. Spoon 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting into a resealable bag; set aside.

2. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the corn flakes in a large bowl. Tint 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting green with the green food coloring. Heat the green frosting in a microwave-safe bowl until liquid, about 10 to 15 seconds, stirring well. Pour the frosting over the corn flakes and toss until completely coated. Pour the coated corn flakes onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread out into a single layer. Allow the corn flakes to dry, about 30 minutes.

4. Cut the pretzel sticks in half. Soften several caramels in the microwave for no more than 3 seconds. Flatten a caramel slightly and place one end of a pretzel stick in the center of the flattened caramel. Bring the caramel up and over the end of the pretzel stick and shape into a drumstick. Trim the overhanging end of the pretzel stick to 1/2 in. with a serrated knife. Continue to make 48 drumsticks

5. Microwave four caramels at a time to soften, about 3 seconds. Press the caramels together and roll them out to a 3-1/2-in. diameter. Cut caramels into a 3-1/2-in. circle with a round cookie cutter or the opening of a glass. Cut out an opening for the stuffing about 1-1/2 in. wide and deep. Repeat with the remaining caramels to make 24 skins. Place the caramel skins between sheets of waxed paper. (The drumsticks and skins can be made up to 4 days in advance and kept in an airtight container.)

6. Place a mound of vanilla frosting on top of a cupcake; top with a caramel turkey skin. Tuck the edge of the caramel in 1/4 in. from the edge of the cupcake. Use a small knife to push the caramel into the frosting: it will make the turkey look plumper and give room for the lettuce corn flakes. Pinch the ends of the caramel opening; some of the frosting will pop out. Press some of the cake cubes into the frosting as the stuffing.

7. Lightly brush one side of each drumstick with a bit of water. Press each drumstick to each side of the stuffing opening. Hold several seconds to secure. Repeat with the remaining drumsticks.

8. Snip a small corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting. Add the green corn flakes around the edge of the cupcake to look like lettuce. Use some vanilla frosting if necessary to help secure. Pipe dots of vanilla frosting on the ends of the wheat sticks to look like the ends of the turkey bones. Add more cake cubes as stuffing if desired.

9. Snip a small corner from the bag with the light green frosting.

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photo by From classic holiday pies to cakes and cupcakes that look like turkeys, let Thanksgiving really bring out your creativity. If you're thinking about making some Turkey cupcakes or a turkey cake think about using cookies, jelly slices, fruit, gummies, etc... for the tails, feathers and head pieces. I think the most important candy is candy corn! and it can be used for many things when decorating your desserts.


Thanksgiving Day Cupcakes In a Jar

Are you looking for a unique dessert this holiday season? Maybe something that family and friends can take home without making a mess?

Then you have to check out these Thanksgiving Cupcakes in a jar! They're delicious and easy to make. Kids and adults of all ages will love them. Serve them after dinner or give them away as gifts.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here are some instructions on how to make a turkey cupcake

Bake your favorite cupcakes recipes and let cool completely (about 30 minutes)

Mix together chocolate icing and pipe a large swirl onto each of your cupcakes for the base. Then for the body pipe a smaller cirle swirl for the head so that it looks like a body and a head on top.

Now take chocolate sprinkles and place a few on top of the icing at one end of the cupcake as this will be the back of the turkey cupcake.

Take your candy corn and about five or six (point down into the icing) in a row, almost half way around the cupcake for the feathers. You can also do two levels if you'd like.

You will also need one candy corn piece for the nose. Place one piece with the larger side into the icing where you have piped the head, make sure the pointy side of the candy corn is out.

Then for the eyes take white icing and pipe two small eyes. You can use black gel or a chocolate sprinkle in the centre of each eye if you wish.

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Looking for some great Thanksgiving Day Recipes? Check out my thanksgiving day cakes recipe page for fun and delicious recipes that the whole family can make.

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How cute is this little cupcake! This cupcake does require making a little fondant but it's soooo worth it. It's adorable and perfect for any individual Thanksgiving Day dessert!

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