Make These Easy Kid-Made Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving!

Check out these super fun kid-made turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving! They’re so easy and so ridiculously silly, the kids will love them.

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Make these easy turkey cupcakes for kids for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we can’t wait until Thanksgiving. It’s seriously going to be so much fun this year and I love love love the ideas I have for the dessert table. I wanted to be super fun and I’ve come up with some super adorable cupcake decorating ideas. Including this awesome turkey cupcakes recipe.


It’s simple and easy, so easy, in fact, that the kiddo helped me make these. They’re just so SILLY too! I mean, I can’t even look at the photos without giggling. If you’re ready to make some fun Thanksgiving cupcakes, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Thanksgiving Cupcakes

  • Definitely start this thanksgiving dessert with your favorite vanilla cupcakes. I always start with my Lazy Girl Cupcakes. They’re a simple, no-fail recipe that anyone can make, as long as you can follow instructions.
  • I used candy corn shaped marshmallows that I got here. But you could use regular candy corn. I just didn’t have any on hand. Either will look great and taste even better! LOL!
  • Let the kids take the lead, seriously. They’ll have a blast. They can put the icing on with the decorating bag–and if you’re afraid of it squirting out the back, you can secure it with a rubber band. No excuses. Have fun.
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How to Make Cute Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12

Turkey Cupcakes

how to make turkey cupcakes for kids

Check out these super fun kid-made turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving! They're so easy and so ridiculously silly, the kids will love them.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  1. Frost each cupcake as desired.
  2. Put one large and one small candy eye onto the center of each cupcake.
  3. Put one candy corn marshmallow upside down underneath the eyes for a beak.
  4. Place about 5 candy corn marshmallows around the top of each cupcake.
  5. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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