Mmmmm Thanksgiving Cupcakes…If you're searching for a festive dessert for this year's Thanksgiving dinner, or you need a great treat idea to send with your child to school, look no further than these favorite fall cupcakes.
Here are a few fun cupcake ideas that the young - and young at heart - are sure to gobble up when they see these thanksgiving cupcakes:
Turkey Cupcakes - It's easy to strut your stuff with delicious turkey cupcakes. To make, start with a chocolate frosted cupcake, then add two teaspoon-sized dollops of fluffy chocolate icing or a circus peanut to shape the turkey's head and neck. Insert mini candy eyes (or draw them on with an icing tube), and press in candy corn to form feathers. For the finishing touch, add a red gel icing wattle.
Cornucopia Cupcakes - For a bountiful dessert, treat your guests to cornucopia cupcakes. To make, press a Bugle (a horn-shaped snack found in the chip and snack aisle) into the top of a chocolate frosted cupcake, and surround with fruit-shaped candies, such as Runts.
Autumn Leaf Cupcakes - Guests are sure to fall for these tasty creations. To make, melt butterscotch and chocolate chips in leaf-shaped candy molds, swirling the shades together slightly with a toothpick. After the leaves have cooled and hardened, place them on top of generously frosted cupcakes.
Though any flavor of homemade or prepared cupcake mix works well for Thanksgiving cupcakes, you can stay in the spirit of the season by making pumpkin or spiced varieties, topped with velvety butter cream or cream cheese frosting.
Since cupcakes can be baked in advance and frozen, they're a cinch to work in around the rest of your meal preparation. To make cupcakes in advance, let them cool thoroughly on a wire rack, then cover with foil and seal them in an airtight freezer bag. Let cupcakes thaw at room temperature for 2-3 hours before frosting.
For a treat your guests are sure to be thankful for, add harvest-themed cupcakes to this year's Thanksgiving line-up.