Thanksgiving Cupcakes

turkey cupcakes
Photo: Gentl & Hyers

Kids will gobble these up! Gummy candies, marshmallows, and toasted coconut flakes make excellent facial features and feathers for tiny Thanksgiving "turkeys."



  1. Use an offset spatula to spread buttercream over cupcakes in a smooth layer.

  2. With a wet toothpick, poke two holes in each coconut marshmallow; using kitchen tweezers, insert chocolate sprinkles for eyes. Cut 12 orange gummy fish in half; push one half into each marshmallow for a beak. Press marshmallow heads onto cupcakes. Press 5 more gummy fish into each cupcake to make tail feathers. Sprinkle toasted coconut over cupcakes to cover completely. Decorated cupcakes can be stored up to 1 day at room temperature in airtight containers.

Cook's Notes

Coconut marshmallows are available at specialty stores and online; if you can't find them, make your own: Coat marshmallows with buttercream and then dip them in ground toasted coconut.

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