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Larry The Turkey Cupcakes

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SOOO... I am obsessed with the book Hello Cupcake, and decided that I was going to make Larry the Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving! The first picture is how my cupcakes turned out, and the second picture is what the cupcakes looked like in the book!
 
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Step 1: What You Need for the Turkeys

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24 standard cupcakes baked in white paper liners
24 mini cupcakes baked in white paper liners
48 candy eyeballs
1/2 cup of vanilla frosting
24 pieces of Anna's Ginger Thins
96 pieces of candy corn
24 pieces of Indian candy corn
1 red fruit by the foot
12 marshmellows

Step 2: Baking & Icing the Cupcakes

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For the cupcakes, I used my favorite carrot cake and cream cheese icing recipe.


The Carrot Cake yields 24 standard cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes, which is exactly what you need.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of baking power
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of cloves
1 bunch of carrots
4 eggs

Blend sugar and oil. Add eggs.
Sift flour, baking powder & baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.
Fold in carrots last (grate carrots)

Mini Cupcakes 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
Standard Cupcakes 22-30 minutes or until golden brown

For icing:
2 packs of 8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy then add vanilla extract. Gradually add powdered sugar.
* I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a few drops of brown food coloring to get the icing to a caramel color.

* After completing these cupcakes, I discovered that Cream Cheese icing was definitely not the best icing to use for these cupcakes. I would suggest using buttercream being that the decorations would hold nicely on this icing.



Frost both standard and mini cupcakes and set aside.
poofrabbit1 year ago
BTW you should enter it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Thanksgiving-Challenge/
sharlzz (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
thanks for the idea! I just entered it :)
Anytime! Good luck! :)
there520001 year ago
I made these cupcakes too! I was inspired by Yoyoma12 :D Check her video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwlDd64ommg&feature=plcp
sharlzz (author)  there520001 year ago
aww her cupcakes are super cute! I love how she used the candy melts for the tail
How cute! I like that his name is Larry :D
sharlzz (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
me too :)
poofrabbit1 year ago
Larry is adorable! AND he looks pretty easy to make! A double combo that says win win to me!