November 18, 2013

How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes with Josh Early Candies

by Josh Early Candies


With Thanksgiving approaching, many of you have probably already started planning what you’ll be serving for your holiday meal, from the turkey to the vegetable side dishes to the traditional desserts. If you still have space to fill on your dessert table, then why not use some candy from Josh Early Candies to make a batch of these adorable Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes? The adults will be in awe over how adorable they are, and the kids will want to eat them before their dinner.


You’re going to want to start with cupcakes (any flavor) topped with chocolate frosting. We used a dark chocolate frosting for ours. 

For the head and tail components of the Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes, you’ll need Dark Chocolate Malted Milk Balls ($8.00), Candy Corn ($6.10 in our stores), and Candy Pearls (available in the baking aisle in your local grocery store).


Cut several pieces of Candy Corn in half, keeping the pointed ends to use for the turkey beaks.


Using a bit of frosting as “glue”, attach a Candy Corn tip to a Malted Milk Ball and then position two Candy Pearls above the beak for the eyes.


Give your Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake a head by placing the decorated Malted Milk Ball on one side of the frosted cupcake.

Looks good so far, right?

For the tail, you’ll need some more pieces of Candy Corn. Arrange them in semicircle rows on the opposite side of the cupcake, fanning them out a little bit so the candies look like tail feathers.

While you could stop here, we went one step further in creating our Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

… We added some cupcake sprinkles over the top to give the body of the turkey a bit more definition.

After all, it’s all in the details, right?

Repeat all of these steps for each cupcake you plan to decorate, and you’ll have a rafter of turkeys in no time!

Now that you know how easy these Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes are to create, will you be making a batch to serve at your Thanksgiving meal?