11/9/06

Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes - Candy and cookies look like a replica mini Thanksgiving Dinner on a Cupcake

Here is another 'classic' in our family... itty bitty fake Thanksgiving dinner topped cupcakes!



Needed:

Brach's Maple Nut Candies
White frosting
Yellow gel food color (in a little tube)
non-perils - red or green (for tiny red cranberries and green peas)
I couldn't find them so I bought the long shapes and called them 'green beans'
chocolate chips or butterscotch chips for 'gravy'
a package of cookies - I choose the ones with the 'pretty edge' to look like a plate
yellow frosting or other for the 'plate'


Bake and cool your favorite cupcake recipe. Place frosting on the cupcake and top each with a cookie while the frosting is soft to 'adhere' the cookie-plate to the cupcake.

Slice the maple nut candies thin and layer them as 'turkey'. Dab some white frosting next to it for 'mashed potatoes' followed with a little dab of yellow gel food color as 'butter'. Melt your butterscotch or chocolate chips and thin with a little vegetable oil. Drizzle over the 'turkey' as gravy. Finish it off with the 'cranberries' (red colored sugar or non-perils) and little green 'peas' or 'beans'.


Update:
This years Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes... 2006


The cupcakes from 2004 featured darker gravy as I used melted chocolate chips and butterscotch chips that year.

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