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Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes from The Rockstar Mommy

Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

If you’re searching for a simple food craft for Thanksgiving that you can do with the kids, these Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes are perfect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Keyword cupcakes, kid approved
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Your Favorite Pre-made or homemade cupcakes
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Hershey kisses
  • Reese’s pieces
  • Candy eyes
  • White melting chocolate
  • Orange food coloring


  • Add a flat layer of chocolate frosting to each pre-made cupcake.
  • Melt the white melting chocolate according to package directions. Add a drop or two of orange food coloring and stir. If the chocolate seizes up, add a couple drops of avocado (or neutral flavored) oil and stir until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Dip the point of each Hershey kiss into the orange chocolate and set aside.
  • Add three rows of Reese's pieces to create the turkey feathers. Start by choosing 8 pieces of one color to line the outside of the cupcake. Push each piece of candy into the frosting, but tilt them slightly upward and create an arch along the outside of the cupcake.
  • Add 7 pieces just below that row to create a second row of feathers. Next, add 5 pieces beneath that row for the center row that will frame the “head” of the turkey.
  • Place a prepared Hershey kiss with beak added in the center of each cupcake.
  • Spread a dab of chocolate frosting on the back of the candy eyes and place two of them on each Hershey kiss to complete the cupcake.