Gobbley Good Treats
It’s a little bit early to start thawing out the turkey for your autumnal gathering, but in keeping with this week’s Craft Wars Thanksgiving theme, I thought it would be fun to show you my buttercream turkey-themed cupcake recipe.
My Glitterville forefathers would have most likely brought these festive fowl to the table of that most noted luncheon oh-so-long ago! These tasty turkeys, made from chocolatey cupcakes topped with real buttercream frosting and candy trims, far exceed the boundaries of the kid's table.
Turkey-decorated chocolate cupcake recipe
Yields approximately 12 cupcakes
Frost the cupcakes
Cover the tops of your cupcakes with the chocolate buttercream using a knife to create feathery peaks or with a decorator bag fitted with the star tip (optional). Shape the head by putting an extra dollop of frosting on one side.
Create chocolate decorations
To make the turkey tail feathers, fill two disposable decorator bags with melted chocolate, dark in one and white chocolate in the other. Snip the tip off of the decorator bag, using a pair of scissors, and pipe the dark chocolate outline of the feathers onto a wax paper-lined sheet pan, followed by the white chocolate to fill in the centers. Create the eyes using the same technique and place in freezer to chill until hard (about five minutes), then remove from freezer and peel off the paper.
Make turkey trimmings
Assemble the tail by pushing your piped chocolate feathers into the frosting across the back in a fan shape. Next, add a piece of candy corn for his beak and a few additional pieces to add more color and to give him wings. Complete his look with a bit of red frosting (reserved out of your frosting bowl before adding the cocoa) on the top of his head and a red jelly bean for his waddle!
Final product: Turkey-themed chocolate cupcake
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