Ok, just to be clear: These are not meant to trick anyone into thinking they are sweet cupcakes with real frosting. These little cakelettes are supposed to be appreciated and enjoyed for the quirky novelty that they are—turkey meatloaf, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy all in one festive package. Want to see the layers up close?
We found these cupcakes over at the Fetette blog, and we think they're kind of spectacular. Are they everyone's cup of tea? No. Are they right for a formal dinner with Great Aunt Iris who's suuuper picky about the family recipes? Not really. But for a casual Thanksgiving dinner, they're a fun change.
Anyone who likes to mix everything together on the plate (or who loves those day-after sandwiches layered with turkey, stuffing, and potatoes) would be on board. And even if you don't serve these on Thanksgiving, they're a great way to use up extra mashed potatoes and stuffing; just make a turkey meatloaf and then top them with leftovers.