Turkey Cupcakes and Scarecrow Cupcakes for Thanksgiving Dessert Table

How about making some Thanksgiving Cupcakes for the kids this year? If you want something different in addition to the pumpkin pies, how about Turkey or Scarecrow Cupcakes? Or a Pilgrim’s Hat from a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? Yum.

These turkey cupcakes were made with jawbreaker and lemonhead heads (giant sized shown below) and candy corn beaks and feathers. They were super easy, little kids could even do them. Adults would just have to add the eyes in a fine icing tip.

These jawbreakers and lemonheads make great turkey cupcake heads. 

These Scarecrow Cupcakes were made from Orange Slices (and other colored gumdrop flavors) and candy corn and Chocolate chips or M & Ms for eyes. The hair is Chinese crunchy noodles. 
I also bought a Wilton Package of Cupcake toppers in leaves and pumpkins. I added the leaves to the Scarecrow heads for a hat decoration on the Thanksgiving Scarecrow Cupcakes. On the Turkey Cupcakes I added the pumpkins for an added decoration. Check them out below. 
We did a Thanksgiving Buffet for a School Party and this was my contribution. These cute turkeys are made from gumballs or candy “Lemonheads” or “Jaw Breakers” in the large size. (They were Halloween candy leftovers!) Then I added candy corn for the feathers and some icing eyes. 
These Peanut Butter Cookies I added Reese’s Pieces to them for fall colors. They were gobbled right up on Thanksgiving Day!  
Easy Scarecrow Cupcakes. They were tasty and cute too! 

 And the Thanksgiving Cupcakes made a very cute dessert buffet table too! The kids in your family (big kids or little kids) will all love them. You could also use this as a fun activity after Thanksgiving dinner too. Kids would love to decorate their own cupcake with candy!

Last year we made gingerbread houses and these cute Cookie Pilgrim Hats from a Keebler striped cookie and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. The “buckle” is a cut up gumdrop. 
I just added some Milk Chocolate chips to the Cupcake batter to make it a little bit richer and yummier. Sometimes I add a small chocolate pudding box to the dry mix and a cup of sour cream if I want them super rich and tasty. 

 Try adding some chocolate chips to your next batch of chocolate cupcakes. You will love it. If I use yellow cake mixes I add butterscotch chips to the batter for cupcakes and for cakes too. And I’ll add a vanilla pudding small box (dry) and a cup of sour cream too. It just makes your cakes and cupcakes RICHER tasting!

Then I frosted the cupcakes and used chocolate sprinkles for the chocolate cupcakes before decorating them further. 
Cute little Turkey Cupcakes would be super easy for even 4 year olds to put together You would just have to add the frosting eyeballs. I just used a writing tip and made dots with white and chocolate icing. You could also buy the premade eyeball candies. 
Have some fun this Thanksgiving for your kiddos and grandkids; make Turkey Cupcakes! 
Or Scarecrow Cupcakes.  Or make both kinds on Thanksgiving Day for a fun activity after everybody has enjoyed the turkey dinner!  We have made gingerbread men and houses too. It’s a fun activity for kids and a sweet memory.

Then when you are all done eating. Play some Thanksgiving BINGO HERE FREE, or else play Pin the Hat on the Turkey. I got mine from the dollar store! 😀 Have more fun on Thanksgiving Day with your kids and grandkiddos!