Tiny Turkey Cupcakes

It’s that time of year again; the time that we Canadians reflect on all of the things that we have to be thankful for! Among many things, I am thankful for my family, friends, health, education, and the privilege to live in this wonderful place that I call home. Oh and cake. I am thankful for cake; and cupcakes too.

This year my family spent our Thanksgiving in Kelowna. It was a weekend of beautiful weather and most importantly it was great to reconnect with our Kelowna family for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday! I happily volunteered to tackle the dessert portion of the evening, and spent most of Saturday night and Sunday afternoon baking my very first pumpkin pie and some turkey cupcakes. Okay, that sounds kind of gross…as much as these look like miniature turkeys, they are not at all. I repeat: no turkeys were harmed in the making of these cupcakes!



The cupcakes are pumpkin spice with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. To make these tiny turkeys you will need:

  • Soft caramel candies
  • Pretzel sticks
  • White chocolate
  • Green icing
  • any small leaf tip

First, I piped a medium-sized swirl on top of the cupcake, and covered it with a thin sheet of caramel, flattened with a rolling pin. The next step was to use the leaf tip to pipe some “lettuce” around the turkey and cover up the messy edges. To make the drumsticks, I dipped one end of the pretzel sticks in white chocolate, and covered the other end with a ball of caramel, and simply stuck them onto the body (note: the caramel will stick to the caramel without any other form of “glue”). Voila, turkey cupcakes!

Not exclusively into the turkey idea? Why not try some mashed potatoes with your drumsticks.

Here’s hoping my Canadian friends had a Happy Thanksgiving this past weekend! And to my American friends, you’ve still got over a month to perfect your very own tiny turkey cupcakes. Happy baking!



9 thoughts on “Tiny Turkey Cupcakes

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Emily! It’s too bad it will be a whole year until you make them, however I’m sure it will go by very fast! Happy Holidays!
      – Megan

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