How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
November 25, 2014

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I love to make and decorate cupcakes!  As a Wilton Mom, I get access to a lot of great products that make decorating super easy and fun!  Recently, I made a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake using the Turkey Decorating Kit.  I found mine at Jo-Ann’s, but you can also find them online or a local craft store.  They retail for $5.99 a package.

Making the Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake was quick and easy.  Heck, even your kids can do it!  The Wilton Turkey Decorating Kit includes candy eyeballs and candy drops – enough to make 12 turkeys.  You can decorate either cookies or cupcakes using the kit.  Here is what you need to make your Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake:

  • Cupcakes (I love chocolate, but you can choose whatever flavor you like)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Wilton Turkey Decorating Kit


To start, you’ll frost the cupcakes.  This helps hold the candy eyeballs and candy drops in place.  You’ll add the feathers first (alternating colors) and then add the eyes.  Adding the feet will be the final touch.  The kids love making these cupcakes and everyone loves eating them afterwards!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Who would you make these Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes with?

This is a sponsored post as part of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

28 Responses to “How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake”

  1. Kungphoo says:

    Looks very good and fun.. My kids would really enjoy all of it from start to finish

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is the cutest thing ever. I will have to try those next year.

  3. Stacie says:

    This is super cute! Will have to remember to do this next year with my daughter.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    So much fun to make with kids. I absolutely love how they turned out, Shannon!

  5. Fi NΓ­ NeachtΓ‘in says:

    This is such a cute looking cupcake! These would be perfect for making with the little ones at Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  6. Such a cute cupcake and I’m sure my daughter would love this. I love the different colours.

  7. JEANINE says:

    Yum that is one adorable and I’m sure tasty cupcake! I love some cute cupcakes I’m just not nearly as talented!

  8. Courtney says:

    Omg these are so.adorable!!!!! My princess would love these ❀

  9. michele d says:

    I’ll have to make those next Thanksgiving. They are super cute.

  10. Roch says:

    That looks so cute! We don’t have an experience in making cupcakes. My mom would just rather buy from a store hehe. But it’s okay to try.

  11. Elizabeth O. says:

    I’m an avid collector and user of Wilton products. They have almost everything!

  12. Tonya C says:

    Those are cute. My kids would have loved these. I’ll pin this for next Thanksgiving.

  13. That turkey cupcake is adorable! I will have to pin this to make next year!

  14. Michelle Hwee says:

    This is so cute!! πŸ™‚ I love cupcakes with characters!

  15. Now this is definitely super new to me! Thanks for this one HAHA! CUTE!

  16. Lisa says:

    I wouldn’t change one thing on those cupcakes. They look adorable and delicious.

  17. I love these little turkey cupcakes, they are adorable!

  18. These are really cute cupcakes. I will have to remember to make these next year.

  19. HilLesha says:

    I never thought about making cupcakes for Thanksgiving. That is a wonderful and cute idea, though!

  20. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    Those are so darn cute! You did a great job on them. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Rosey says:

    It’s a cute little turkey cupcake. You did a great job with it.

  22. R U S S says:

    And, thanksgiving + cupcakes just got better and cuter! This is such fun thing to do with cupcakes. I’m sure it’ll be a big hit with children.

  23. Eliz Frank says:

    How adorable is that! I bet all the kids would love this one.

  24. Melissa Smith says:

    That is seriously cute! Not to mention that the kids would have a blast helping to create the turkeys.

  25. Kori says:

    That looks so cute! I’ll definitely have to give this a try next year with my youngest

  26. Debbie Jean says:

    That is so cute! I love doing things like this with the kids, but havent seen these kits before from wilton – will definitely be looking for those now!

  27. Lynndee says:

    That is so adorable. I made turkeys out of oreos last year too. I will bookmark this for next year. πŸ™‚

  28. Those are very very cute. I know my son will love to try this next year

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