Here is a great treat I found at Bright Ideas. This treat is adorable also…great for you to bring in to your child’s class for a Thanksgiving treat and it is just so incredibly easy to make too. You can even have your child help to make and decorate them…it is great fun and I think cooking is just nice quality time to spend with your daughter or your son!
It is called Tasty Turkey Cupcakes and is guaranteed to be a huge hit at your Thanksgiving gatherings!!
1 bag STARBURSTÂ® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZEÂ®
1 bag TWIXÂ® Brand Miniatures
1 bag M&Mâ€™SÂ® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
1 (18.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
2 (16. oz) cans chocolate frosting
24 thin chocolate wafers
1 box thin pretzel sticks
Fall-colored paper cupcake liners
Small rolling pin
Resealable plastic bag
What to do:
Prepare cake batter according to instructions on box. Divide batter evenly into paper-lined cupcake cups.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, soften 24 STARBURSTÂ® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZEÂ® (about 6 at a time) in the microwave for 2 to 3 seconds. Flatten them with a rolling pin and immediately cut into feathers using printable template and scissors. Use any red STARBURSTÂ® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZEÂ® scraps to make the waddle.
Frost the top of each cupcake. Using the scissors, snip a corner off of the resealable plastic bag and spoon 1 cup of chocolate frosting into the bag. For the tail: Pipe a line of frosting across the chocolate wafers and arrange three feathers on each one. Press pretzel stick to support wafer and press wafer ?tail? into the cupcake. For the head: Pipe 4 dots on the short end of a TWIXÂ® Brand Miniatures candy to stick on the M&Mâ€™SÂ® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits eyes, nose and STARBURSTÂ® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZEÂ® waddle.
Makes 24 Cupcakes.