Easy Turkey Cupcakes – Pretty My Party

These adorable Turkey Cupcakes are super quick and easy to make with the kids for Thanksgiving!

It’s Turkey Day soon and these Easy Turkey Cupcakes will make everyone smile during your “Friendsgiving” or Thanksgiving celebration! Get the kiddos rounded up and start working on Thanksgiving cupcakes that are cute, fun and delicious!

Just look at those sweet little googly eyes! We all know how much the kids love to help out with different cooking and baking duties during the holidays and these will fit the bill perfectly! 

This Thanksgiving cupcake recipe is easy as pumpkin pie and will have everyone saying how creative and cool you are!

Little do they know how easy they are to make and how fun the kids think they will be to help with. What a great family activity and your guests are sure to “gobble” them up. It’s a win-win!

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Easy Turkey Cupcakes on Pretty My Party

These Easy Turkey Cupcakes look super yummy and the kids will have a great time helping you create them for Thanksgiving. And most important … they are really easy to make! And let’s face it. With all of the work that Thanksgiving meal prep can be, you deserve to have your dessert be fun like these adorable turkey cupcakes!

Pick up the ingredients below and get ready to make these fun turkey cupcakes with candy corn. Lucky for you, all of these ingredients are easy to grab and there is nothing that is going to make you lose your mind with an obscure ingredient! 


That’s it! With those simple ingredients, you are well on your way to making these Thanksgiving cupcakes that your entire family will enjoy! And we are betting that they are going to have a pretty fun time helping you create them, too. They are super kid-friendly!


Turkey Cupcake on Pretty My Party

How to Decorate Turkey Cupcakes with Candy Corn

One of the things that we love the most about these cute turkey cupcakes is how easy they are to make. They are the perfect dessert to have the kids help with and they will love helping to decorate their own little turkey once the cupcakes are made! Everyone will be able to decide just exactly how they want their Thanksgiving turkey cupcake to look. 

1. Cake Batter

Start by preparing your cupcake batter according to the box instructions. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Generally, you will just need to add eggs, milk and oil and you’ll be set! 

2. Fill Cupcake Pan

If using cupcake liners, fill them 1/2 of the way full with the prepared cupcake batter. If you’re really feeling fancy, feel free to get some fun Thanksgiving cupcake liners to make your sweet turkey cupcakes even more festive! 

3. Bake Cupcakes

Bake the cupcakes according to the box instructions. I typically only bake mine for about 15 minutes, rather than the recommended 19 minutes. But it will depend on elevation and where you live. Pay close attention and you’ll be just fine!

4. Let Cool

After the special Thanksgiving cupcakes are finished baking, let them cool completely before attempting to frost them. 

5. Frost The Cupcakes

If you decide to use an icing pipping kit, now is the time where you will want to fill your icing bag with the chocolate icing. If you don’t use the pipping kit, it is completely fine, just decide how you will frost the cupcakes. 

Typically, I start in the middle of the cupcake and just add one large dot of icing onto each cupcake. I do use the icing pipping kit, however, to make this a little easier. 



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