And if you feel like baking...why not make some turkey cupcakes?
I spent some time yesterday searching online for easy and cute Turkey cupcakes. I got a few ideas and headed to the store. I first thought maybe I'd use candy corn for feathers (like I saw online), but I couldn't find candy corn...then I thought maybe use Nutter Butter cookies for the face...but I couldn't find those either! So, I came up with my own idea.
Here's what you need:
-Your favorite cupcakes (made from scratch or from a box or even store bought!)
-Icing (if your cupcakes aren't iced)
-Vanilla wafers (I used the WhoNu vanilla wafers)
-M&Ms of some sort (I used pretzel ones)
-Two colors of gel to write on the vanilla wafers (I used red for the beak and purple for the eyes)
What you need to do is:
1) Make two eyes and a beak on the vanilla wafer. Put these aside to dry (or in the fridge) so that the features harden a little and don't run....(yeah...I wound up with a "crying" turkey at first ha!)
2) Prepare your pretzels. For each cupcake you'll need 5 sticks. Break 2 in half. Starting in the back middle of a cupcake, place in 1 whole pretzel. Then put two whole pretzels on either side of that one, but push them in a little further so that they are shorter. Then place a half pretzel on each side of the growing pretzel-feathers. And finally place the last half on the side, pushing it in a little more. You want the "feathers" in the middle to be tallest and the ones on the side to be shortest.
4) Place a vanilla wafer at the front of the cupcake--sort of in the cupcake a bit and sort of resting on the icing a little.
5) Place the M&Ms you sorted between the face and the tail to ad some color to the body.
And you're done! :)