Gobbling Cupcakes

by Rebecca Nov 14th, 2010 // Desserts, Kid-tastic, Recipes

Gobbling Cupcakes

Gobbling Cupcakes

If you are wondering how you are going to keep the kids busy while you cook Thanksgiving dinner, I think I found your answer. These little turkey cupcakes are so easy to create and so adorable you can’t help but smile when you look at them.

Gobbling Cupcakes

My kid didn’t move an inch as he decorated his way through the entire batch all by himself. (They’re pretty hard to mess up!) He was especially fond of the edible eyes we picked up at a local cake shop. I also found them online over at Bake It Pretty.

Gobbling Cupcakes

I opted to make these using my favorite homemade cake recipe and topped them off with butter cream frosting, but if you really want to make it easy you could always do the same using a boxed cake. Now for the recipe…

Gobbling Cupcakes
adapted from Magnolia Bakery recipe.

Thanksgiving Planning: Bake 1 day ahead.

Prep Time: 45 mins  Cooking Time: 20 to 25mins

Cake Batter Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temp
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting & Decorating Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup cocoa powder
1 bag candy corns
2 packages candy eyes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two muffin tins with liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, on medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and gradually beat until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the muffin pans, filling them evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake taster comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 the sugar and alternate adding milk/vanilla, remaining sugar and cocoa to taste while beating on medium speed until creamy.

Frost the tops of the cupcakes and make a turkey using the eyes and the candy corns. Gobble gobble!

Gobbling Cupcakes

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27 Comments on “Gobbling Cupcakes”

  1. 1.) Macki
    November 15th, 2010

    I want to make these while my moms cooks the Turkey dinner. Oh yeah, I'm the mom now. I'm still going to make them.

  2. 2.) Dana
    November 15th, 2010

    Cupcakes with candy corn? It's like a dream come true. Gobble gobble!

  3. 3.) gigi
    November 15th, 2010

    wow, how creative and what a treat to see chef gus decorating
    them! y-u-m

  4. 4.) Heidi
    November 15th, 2010

    My kids would love putting these together, and eating them!

  5. 5.) Dana
    November 15th, 2010

    Adorable! My roommates would love these treats!

  6. 6.) Lynn
    November 15th, 2010

    So cute!!!!

  7. 7.) Katrina
    November 15th, 2010

    That is the cutest little cupcake I've ever seen!

  8. 8.) paulajakobs
    November 15th, 2010

    Very cute! I think I'll just use m&ms left over from halloween candy for the eyes.

  9. 9.) Damaris
    November 15th, 2010

    Awesome idea. I HAVE in deed been thinking of ideas to keep Enzo entertained. Have you seen the popcorn turkey bag thingy? http://www.sayyestohoboken.com/2010/11/blognog-th… it looks awesome. Enjoy your Holiday.

  10. 10.) Nicole
    November 15th, 2010

    Cutest cupcakes ever! I may need to try this out on my nieces and nephews this year.

  11. 11.) Megan
    November 15th, 2010

    I've tried a few homemade cake recipes with little success…but yours looks great!

  12. 12.) adamzurn
    November 15th, 2010

    What a good use for candy corn. I've never liked the taste of them. This will give me a good place to use them.

  13. 13.) whitney m
    November 15th, 2010

    Adorable…and I agree that it will keep the kids busy!!!

  14. 14.) jacquelinelegan
    November 15th, 2010

    I really cannot wait to make these. I just need the eyes! Thanks for the links!

  15. 15.) jacquelinelegan
    November 15th, 2010

    ps, I love your kid's hat!!!

  16. 16.) Mariela
    November 15th, 2010

    These would be a great thing to keep the kids busy with,thanks!

  17. 17.) deebo
    November 16th, 2010

    you know, i still have yet to get my candy corn fix this year… this may do it.

  18. 18.) Xiaolu
    November 16th, 2010

    So simple yet so cute. Love it!

  19. 19.) Carmen
    November 16th, 2010

    I have to make some of these next week!

  20. 20.) Ashley
    November 16th, 2010

    Super cute. My son will do anything for a cupcake. I think these will go over very well with him and his friends.

  21. 21.) Susan
    November 17th, 2010

    I'm going to make these for my son's daycare!

  22. 22.) Vicki
    November 17th, 2010

    Adorable!! :)

  23. 23.) syanik
    November 17th, 2010

    What a fun little treat! I think I will make these for our playgroup's Thanksgiving party!

  24. 24.) Holly
    November 17th, 2010

    What an adorable way to use up the leftover candycorn from Halloween!

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