You know what makes my mouth water?
Pre-thanksgiving. This week, the one where I dream about all the great wonders we get to eat next Thursday.
I have a friend who hates casseroles which is real sad. Because casseroles are one of the best inventions of all time: broccoli cheese and rice, green bean, dressing…all things mixed foods. Yes, I am a sensory seeker when it comes to food. All you people who don’t let your foods touch, you don’t know what you’re missing!!! Needless to say, I can’t wait for some casserole. But lets get serious. Dessert’s where its at.
Thats what I’m looking forward to the most.
Which is why I made some Thanksgiving themed cupcakes ahead of time. Check out this awesome turkey.
Although, I realize he should be wearing a hat. Turkeys in real life dont wear hats, but pretty much all the animated ones do. Well all the ones I found on Google were wearing hats. So, if you make these, you may consider adding a little half mini Reeses cup for a hat. Unfortunately I can’t buy those. I have a problem called no peanut butter and chocolate related self control.
Here’s how to make these little Turkey Thanksgiving cupcakes:
1. Make and ice 18-24 cupcakes. I used this recipe for Texas Sheet cake. Nom, nom, nom, sheet cake…of course you should pick whatever cupcake recipe you dream about most at night. I’m from Texas, so I’m very bias.
2. Make 18 fondant feathers.
- Items needed:
- Wilton pre-colored fondant (red, yellow, orange)
- Wilton impression board (use the the left impression)
- Wilton Lilly flower fondant cutter (small)
- Wilton purple foam square
- Wilton fondant roller with pink rubber bands
- Wilton fondant drying rack (its plastic and looks wavy). This gives the feathers their shape.
- To make the feathers first roll out a small ball of fondant using the roller and rubber bands. Cut 6 feathers of each color using the Lilly petal cutter. Rub each feather onto the Leaf impression board to create the feather look. Allow each feather to dry on the Wilton fondant drying rack.
3. Allow the fondant feathers to dry overnight. Then you can place them on the cupcakes.
4. Make your Turkey face cupcake. I used wilton eyes and left over orange fondant for the beak, red for the gobbler (is that what thats called?). I used red fondant covered pretzel sticks for the legs. You can be as creative as you want with the face, and of course yours will be better since it will be wearing a hat like the pilgrims used to wear.
Happy pre-thanksgiving! And on a serious note, lets all give God a lot of thanks for all the blessings he has given us. I know I am grateful for so much more than just good cupcakes. But, man, they are reallllly good.