From a very young age, my kids always wanted to be a part of the Thanksgiving baking. I wasn’t going to stop them, but they obviously weren’t capable of doing most of the baking I did on my own. We started letting them make and decorate these cute Turkey Cupcakes and they’ve become a family tradition!
Not only are these perfect for kids to help make so they contribute to the Thanksgiving baking, but they’re also a great kid’s dessert to have on your dinner table on Thanksgiving day! Sometimes kids don’t like things like pecan pie, so having this kid-friendly dessert option is perfect!
Other fun fall ideas:
Chocolate Cake Mix
Cook your chocolate cupcakes as directed on the box. Each cake mix should make 24 cupcakes. Wait for them to cool, and then frost them with the chocolate frosting.
Place a candy corn with the point down, in the center of the cupcake. This will act as the beak of your turkey. Place two candy eyes directly above them.
For the turkey’s tail, use your sixlets and make two rows around the outside of the cupcake to represent his tail feathers. We always pick out the fall-colored sixlets from the package, but you could use whatever colors you wanted.
My kids love making these each year, and it’s always fun to see their creativity as they work on making each turkey special in its own way. They’re always so proud that they contributed to the Thanksgiving meal by making these, and are sure to give one to each of their grandparents every year too. Do your kids have a special treat they help make each year for Thanksgiving, or do you like to do the baking yourself?