We have a whole arsenal of grown up and sophisticated desserts that are perfect for even the most discerning palatte, but since there's still usually a kid (or one at heart) at our Thanksgiving dinner tables, we can't help but make something silly once in awhile—like these super easy turkey cupcakes.
These cupcakes can be made from any cupcake or cake recipe you so desire. Try out a red velvet if you're going for gruesome or maybe add in a filling (nothing says Happy Thanksgiving like a stuffed turkey right?) a plain white or chocolate recipe will suffice. You'll need a chocolate frosting, a very small amount of white (we hit up the grocery store and bought a mini tube of already prepared), candy corn and chocolate sprinkles.
Although they look time consuming, we made over 50 of them in just under a half hour (not including bake time), just do 1 step to all the cupcakes before moving on. You can check out the application process in our amazing illustration above to see how they all came together. Enjoy!
(Images: Sarah Rae Trover)