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Turkey Cupcakes

Turkey cupcake

Sometimes Plan A doesn’t work so you have to go to Plan B.  Then sometimes Plan B doesn’t work and you have to go to Plan C.  And then Plan C doesn’t look exactly the way you wanted but you say – hey, I don’t have a Plan D and I am NOT heading back to Walmart today.

That’s how my day went making these “easy” cupcakes.

Plan A was to use fruit roll ups as the feathers.  They were so colorful and looked great – for about 3 seconds.  Then the fruit roll up feathers started to droop over.  My turkey couldn’t have droopy feathers so I went to Plan B.

Plan B was to use fruit slices in various colors stacked on top of each other on a wooden skewer.  Again, it looked pretty but they were too heavy for the cake and flopped over.  My turkey couldn’t have flopped over feathers so I went to Plan C.

Plan C was the idea I had seen all over Pinterest last week so I opted for the Double Stuffed Oreo with the candy corn stuck in as feathers.  We almost didn’t have this Plan C because the candy corn was not in the candy aisle nor near the baking aisle but my eagle eye daughter spotted them on an end aisle near the checkout lanes.  Thank goodness for keen candy seeking eyes on that girl.

Even though my turkey doesn’t look the way I envisioned he would the first time nor the second time, he is still kind of cute and he will taste oh so good.

Gobble, gobble!

Turkey Cupcakes

Yield: 24 servings


24 cupcakes
Chocolate frosting
24 Nutterbutter cookies
24 Double Stuffed Oreo cookies
Large bag of candy corn
5 red Starbursts
24 yellow Nerds
Candy Eyes or mini chocolate chips


1. Cut each Starburst into 5 pieces. You can microwave them for about 5 seconds to make them easier to cut. Roll each piece into a long rope for the wattle. Place onto the Nutterbutter.
2. Place yellow Nerd on the Starburst for the beak.
3. Take a toothpick, dip into the frosting to use as glue to attach the eyes. Place eyes on Nutterbutter.
4. Take 4 – 5 pieces of candy corn and place into the Oreo for the feathers.
5. Frost cupcakes.
6. Place the finished Nutterbutter and Oreo onto the frosted cupcake for the finished turkey. You may have to push the cookies down a bit for them to stay.


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4 Responses to “Turkey Cupcakes”

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    Laurie — November 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Yay for plans B, C and beyond! I imagine the fruit roll-ups would look awesome but the candy corn says fall and Thanksgiving to me! They look great!

    • Kendra replied: — November 22nd, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

      Hi Laurie – yes the fruit roll ups did look cool but it just wasn’t meant to be for me. Oreos and candy corn along side a Nutterbutter and cupcake, makes for one BIG dessert!

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    may — December 6, 2013 at 9:01 am


    • Kendra replied: — December 6th, 2013 @ 9:32 am

      Thanks for stopping by!