How cute are these tiny turkeys for Thanksgiving? They’re two-bite mini cupcakes dipped in candy coating and a fun treat to decorate for fall.
You can use this recipe to make 48 mini chocolate cupcakes. You’ll need two cupcakes for each little turkey.
To get started decorating, dip a mini cupcake in melted chocolate candy coating. (Note: I lightened the chocolate by adding some white and yellow candy wafers, but you can just leave them dark brown also.)
While the coating is still wet, place an orange candy in position for a beak.
I used these Baby Tear Drop candies and they were a pretty nice size.
Insert a toothpick through the head when dry. Then place it gently on top of a second cupcake dipped in candy coating while still wet. Push toothpick through to secure and let the two cupcakes dry together.
Candy corn… pretty much always a good choice for tail feathers this time of year.
Attach them to the side/back of the cupcakes with melted candy coating. They’re is really only enough room for three on each side unless you attach to the back of the top cupcake. When dry, gently twist and remove the toothpick that was inserted in the head.
Okay, now for the faces.
Use pastel confetti sprinkles for pink cheeks and orange sprinkles to add to the bottom of the beak. Use black confetti sprinkles for eyes and red leaf sprinkles or something similarly sized for the wattle. Attach them with melted candy coating.
Then draw on eyebrows using a toothpick dipped in melted coating. Too cute. Now you can stop here…
…But faces are always cuter when you can dot the eyes with white candy coating. It just brings their little faces to life.
And since I had already used the leaf sprinkles, I thought I’d use them for little feet, too!
Hope these little gobblers bring you a smile.
Hugs and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!