Recently, we were tapped by Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy to use our Thanksgiving Cupcakes in her Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving The Holidays book. According to Jill it “Is filled with everything you need to survive the fall/winter rush of cheer in style… without having a mental breakdown.” Sounds like Jill has all of our backs this holiday season! Back to the cupcakes. Sadly, she was unable to use our awesome Thanksgiving cupcakes for reasons out of her control but she still wanted to share our delicious beauties with the world. Please enjoy the recipes below and don’t forget to visit Scary Mommy for the full blog post. We’re also including our Elf on the Shelf calendar of ideas so you are ready for the little guy (or girls) visit in December. Thanks for stopping by!
Mashed Potato Cupcake
- white frosting
- yellow Starburst
- caramel sauce
- Using a wide round decorating tip, frost the cupcake in a circular motion.
- Using the back of the spoon, create a well for the butter and gravy.
- Take a yellow Starburst and put it in the well.
- Pour some caramel sauce in a small container and microwave for approximately 10 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle the caramel sauce, making sure to fill the well.Peas and Carrots CupcakeIngredients:
- green frosting
- any green, round candy: chewy Lemonheads, Sixlets, or green tootsie rolls shaped into pea-sized balls
- orange candy: Regular sized Starburst, cut into 4’s or mini Starburst
- Frost the cupcake with a light layer of green frosting.
- Decorate with a mixture of green round candy and the orange Starburst.Corn on the Cob CupcakeIngredients:
- yellow frosting
- small jelly beans (jelly belly size) in a variety of yellows and white
- Frost the cupcake with a light layer of yellow frosting.
- Decorate with the jelly beans by creating rows with the jelly beans.
- Put three cupcakes together and put corn holders on each end.
- Turkey Leg Cupcake Ingredients:
- brown frosting
- donut hole
- graham crackers or bran flakes (not as tasty!) mashed into very fine crumbs
- almond bark or white Wilton melting chips (for the bone)
Directions to Make the Bone:
- Spread out a sheet of parchment paper.
- Put 2 squares of almond bark or a handful of melting chips in a sandwich size ziplock baggie. Leaving the bag open, microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time until melted.
- Remove air from bag and seal.
- Snip one small corner of the bag and make bones on the parchment paper – top is like a heart, then make a long stem.
Directions to Make the Turkey Leg Cupcake:
- While the bones are drying, lightly frost the cupcake and cut the donut hole in half.
- Place the donut hole on the cupcake and then using a wide round frosting tip, frost with brown frosting and then smooth out the frosting with a knife.
- Once the frosting is smooth, sprinkle with the mashed-up graham crackers.
- Then take a paring knife and create a space where the bone will go – then stick the bone in the cupcake.
All it takes are the right ingredients and a little patience and you too can create amazing and festive cupcakes for your Thanksgiving celebration. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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