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


Gentl & Hyers

Recipe Summary

Makes 24


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Use an offset spatula to spread buttercream over cupcakes in a smooth layer.

  • 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.

Reviews (3)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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Thanksgiving Cupcakes
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Yummy! Gobble Gobble
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i wanted to see a picture of the cupcake made of nutter butter cookies and candy corn