Saturday, 20 November 2010

Gobble Gobble

I love baking, especially holiday baking so I was super inspired when I saw these turkey cupcakes and decided we had to have them this Thanksgiving. I used slightly different techniques than the original, but I think the result is still the same I did a test batch today and I think it came out super cute, what do you think?

You could make your own cupcakes from scratch or use a mix like I did. Here is what you need:

-Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Cake Mix

-Betty Crocker Whipped Chocolate Frosting

-Betty Crocker Cupcake Frosting White Cloud

-Candy Corn

-Black Icing Gel


1) Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box and allow to cool.
2) Roll out a large ball of frosting in your hands (it's best if it's been in the fridge for this) and place on top of the cupcake and then top with a smaller ball. These are the turkey's head and body.
3) Arrange the candy corn around the back of the large circle to create a fan like tail.
4) Cut a candy corn in half and stick in the small ball (head) as a beak
5) Carefully/slowly pie on two white frosting eyes and add two black gel pupils.
6) Gobble up your masterpiece!

I got my ingredients from AmericanSoda.co.uk which has the largest selection of American food and drink in the UK! I often struggle to find the right ingredients in the grocery store and find a lot of great recipes online that call for American ingredients that UK stores just don't carry.

I think any expat would agree with me that the selection of baking supplies abroad is tiny compared to the US and the handful of mixes the big groceries do stock just don't taste the same. Maybe I'm a baking snob, but I want the real thing!

AmericanSoda.co.uk has everything I need for a taste of home in one place!

Check them out for a real taste of America in Europe!

Transatlantic Blonde was provided these ingredients to create this recipe

13 comments:

Eclipsed said...

OMG those look so adorable! I'm not such a great baker, more of a cook, but it seems like I might be able to give those a shot. If not how much would it cost to fly you to America to make them for me?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That looks fantastic!! I'd love to be able to bake but I'm useless in the culinary department.

CJ xx

Melaina25 said...

Y'all should try! Using the premade mix and frosting makes the baking part foolproof and the decoration is easy as well!

ohabbyreally said...

I love American Soda for a splurge when I'm feeling a bit homesick!

elleonthego said...

We love baking, it looks great.

BECKICKLES said...

Gorgeous! They look pretty damn stunning.

Have you thought about entering them here too: http://www.tescorealfood.com/the-great-christmas-cupcake-decorating-competition.html

You only have to attach a picture xx

A Modern Mother said...

Love it! But where in the world can I get candy corn???

Melaina25 said...

I got my candy corn from AmericanSoda.co.uk!

Emma said...

It looks fab!! Well done!! I'm going to go and buy some pumpkin from the site as I have a few recipes I want to try out!! :)

Dana said...

My mom and Isaac made these today! They're really cute and yummy.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

These are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing them in my Thanksgiving party!

bubbleboo said...

Oh, that is so cute!

We will have to try that - Chipmunk would love it!

And incidentally, my word verification for leaving this comment is 'mydrool' - which I am taking as a sign that I need to make these cupcakes :D

BECKICKLES said...

Candy corn! Thanks for introducing me to AmericanSoda.co.uk too. I'm on it.

Thanks for entering xx