11/17/07

Thanksgiving Cupcakes - Mini Thanksgiving Dinners!

It's that time of year again! Time to make my famous Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes! These are a huge hit and everyone that see's them loves them. I've been making these every Thanksgiving since 2002 and they are a tradition in family now.

We've brought these to large family get-togethers and the neices and newphews went crazy over them. We've also brought them to my kids school Thanksgiving parties and of course they are always a hit with kids and teachers alike.

I hope to make mine tomorrow, will you be making yours as well?





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 in individual colors 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'.
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