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Turkey Cupcakes


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate SPrinkles
  • 1 bag Candy Corn
  • 48 Candy Eyes
  • 1/8 cup Red Candy Melting Chips


  • Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
  • Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  • Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
  • Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
  • Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.
  • Pipe more icing from the front edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
  • Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
  • Place 2 eyes above beak.
  • Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
  • Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
  • Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.