Turkey Cupcakes


Many thanks to Airheads and Smiley 360 for the awesome free box of Airhead candy to make some fun holiday snacks with!

This project was way easier than it looks! Even the kids made some.

With Thanksgiving coming up, my thoughts turn to turkeys. And even the best roasted turkey isn’t as sweet as these.

Turkey Cupcakes

Cupcakes of your choice. I just made a box mix.
Icing of your choice. I just used the pre-made icing
blue, orange, and red Airheads
1 bag of Airheads bites
1 bag of Airheads Xtremes

Bake, cool, and ice your cupcakes.

imgresHead: Open your bag of Airhead Bites.

Eyes: Open your blue airhead and cut off two tiny pieces. Roll them between your fingers into tiny balls and press them onto an Airhead bite for the eyes.

Beak: Open your orange airhead and cut of a small piece. Roll it into a ball and then make one end pointy for the beak, press this onto the airhead bite.

Gobbler: Open your red airhead and cut a small strip off the top edge. Fold it in half to make it a little thicker, press together, and then press onto the bottom of your airhead bite under your beak.

Set your turkey head in the middle of your cupcake.

imagesTail: Open your airhead Xtremes and cut off a piece about 1 1/2 inches long. Using a pair of clean kitchen scissors carefully cut between the colors. DO NOT cut all the way to the end of your Xtreme piece. Leave about 1/4 inch uncut at the end.

Fan open your colorful tail feathers and place the 1/4 inch uncut edge right behind your turkey head on the cupcake.

And, you have an adorable, tasty, turkey cupcake.

As a side note, I put these in a cake holder overnight and the moisture from the icing “melted” the candy a little bit so if you make these the day before, you’re going to want to refrigerate them overnight or wait and put the turkeys on at the last minute.

I received this product free for purposes of my post, all opinions are my own.


(28) Comments

  • Kayla
    08 Nov 2015

    These are so cute! I’ve never seen anything like this before–so unique and creative!

  • Amy @Planning Playtime
    08 Nov 2015

    My kids would love this so much!! So cute.

  • Kyleigh Wegener
    06 Nov 2015

    How cute! I might need to make this the week of Thanksgiving. Plus I love airheads!

  • Allison (funfamily.vacations)
    06 Nov 2015

    OMG – these are SO Cute!!!

  • Emily, Our house now a home
    06 Nov 2015

    These are so cute! My kids would have a fun time helping me make these.

  • Ashleigh
    06 Nov 2015

    These are so cute!!!

  • Kim @ This Ole Mom
    06 Nov 2015

    My son would love making those cupcakes. The Turkey cupcakes are adorable.

  • valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    06 Nov 2015

    My son used to like to trick me by giving me Air Heads then giggling when my mouth puckered. These are super cute.

  • Mama Carmody
    06 Nov 2015

    So cute. The grandkids would love these.

  • alisa huntsman
    06 Nov 2015

    if only I had kids living at home-mine are grown and on their own; they would have loved making these!!!

  • Danielle K
    06 Nov 2015

    These are absolutely adorable. I’m going to make them with my son soon as I know it’d be fun for us and we’d end up with a tasty treat 🙂

  • Gunjan
    05 Nov 2015

    oh! how cute.My daughter will love this.

  • Nicole
    05 Nov 2015

    These are adorable! My kids would love them!

  • Emily, The Innovative Mama
    05 Nov 2015

    These are absolutely adorable! Easily something I could do with my stepdaughters!

  • Lori Hill-Smith
    05 Nov 2015

    Those are great! My grandson would love to make those!

  • Mitch
    05 Nov 2015

    I got nervous, I thought there was going to be turkey meat in the cupcake! Although, I would like that, I think candy is also a delicious idea!

  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    05 Nov 2015

    Oh cute! What a fun idea!

  • Jacqui Odell
    05 Nov 2015

    These are so stinking cute! I love how easy and creative they are to do!

  • Erika
    05 Nov 2015

    These are adorable. They are perfect for Thanksgiving!

  • Ana
    05 Nov 2015

    Oh my gosh I love cupcake recipes!! and this one looks so delicious and easy! | carmelapop.com

  • Marvina
    05 Nov 2015

    Looks good and fun to do with children 🙂

  • Emilie Burke (@burkedoes)
    05 Nov 2015

    How adorable for the holidays!

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms
    05 Nov 2015

    These are SO cute!!! Bet they’re also really fun to make too!

  • Darby
    05 Nov 2015

    These are adorable! I have a 6 year old and 2.5 year old who would LOVE doing these!! I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year.. I think these might be on the menu for the girls to help with.

    • admin
      05 Nov 2015

      They would love making these! My 7yr old and 4yr old had a blast helping me with these 🙂

  • Erika Agostino
    05 Nov 2015

    Haha so cute! It’s a nice idea especially to involve kids.

  • Shann Eva
    04 Nov 2015

    These are super cute! My kids would love to “help” make these, then eat off all the turkeys 🙂

    • admin
      05 Nov 2015

      LOL – mine definitely did plenty of eating!

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