- 1 box of chocolate cake mix any brand + boxed cake mix ingredients
- 1 tub of chocolate frosting
- large package of Reese's Pieces candies
- 24 mini Reese's Pieces peanut butter cups
- 48 small candy eyes
- Red fondant
- Small paring knife
- 24 cupcake liners
- Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions.
- Combine cake mix ingredients.
- Line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.
- Fill each muffin well 1/2 way with cupcake batter.
- Bake according to package directions.
- Remove from the oven and let the cupcakes cool completely prior to decorating.
- Once the cupcakes have cooled, generously frost each one with chocolate frosting.
- After frosting the cupcakes stand 7 yellow Reese's Pieces on the back edge of the cupcake, then 4 brown Reese's Pieces and finally 3 orange Reese's Pieces. Gently press them into the frosting so they stand up looking like the turkey's feathers.
- Next, unwrap a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and place it on the cupcake for the turkey's head.
- Give the turkey 2 small candy eyes, using a bit chocolate frosting on the end of a toothpick.
- Use the small paring knife to carefully cute 12 orange Reese's Pieces in 1/2.
- Use a small bit of chocolate frosting on the flat side to adhere the turkey's beak.
- Lastly, roll a small amount of red fondant between your fingers and adhere with chocolate frosting next to the turkey's beak.
- Repeat with all cupcakes.
*Makes approximately 24 turkey cupcakes
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when creating these adorable Turkey Cupcakes:
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