Seasonal and Simple Thanksgiving Cupcakes to Make at Home

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

November 16, 2022

Thanksgiving cupcakes

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Who doesn’t love a bite-sized treat? These cute (and immensely doable) Thanksgiving cupcakes are a fun baking activity to do together over the holidays weekend, and make a great kid-friendly alternative to traditional Thanksgiving desserts.

Take inspiration from the patterns, colours and themes of the season – autumnal leaves, turkeys, pumpkins, etc – and then get creative. Have fun with your baking…and the best bit is enjoying your delicious results together afterwards!

Seasonal and Simple Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes

These fun and easy to make Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes from Frugal Mom Eh will be a hit with kids of all ages.

Bake your own or use shop-bought cupcakes and decorate with chocolate buttercream. Reece’s Pieces are a great (and delicious!) choice as they come in the perfect colours for those turkey tails.

Oreo Turkey Cupcakes

Decorating these Oreo turkey cupcakes from Kelly Stilwell makes a great family activity, and the kids will love showing off their creations! Just make sure to have a few extra Oreos ready, because they will definitely get munched along the way!

Thanksgiving Cakesicles

thanksgiving cakesicles

Aren’t these fun?! Cakesicles are the newest dessert trend. Bigger and easier to decorate than cake pops, these fun desserts are sure to be a hit at you next birthday or holiday celebration.

This step-by-step tutorial for Thanksgiving cakesicles from Partylicious will show you how to make any flavour cakesicles with troubleshooting and decorating tips and tricks.

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Nutterbutter Turkey Cupcakes

These little gobblers are a fun treat for kids!

Create your own version of these Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes from Home is Where the Boat Is using Nutter Butter cookies, licorice wattles and candy corn fantails.

Scarecrow Cupcakes

If you are looking for the cutest little fall table dessert, you are going to love these scarecrow cupcakes from Enza’s Bargains. Using wafers can create the crosshatch texture that greatly resembles a straw hat, and a candy corn makes the perfect nose.

Pilgrim Cupcakes

Have your kids been learning about the Pilgrims and the history of Thanksgiving at school? Tonya Staab’s pilgrim cupcakes would make a great talking point on Thanksgiving so they can tell you what they have learned.

Perfect Pie Cupcakes

Have you seen these cute little pie cupcakes from The Bearfoot Baker? You can create your own cherry, blueberry or apple ‘pies’ using different colours M&Ms and some piped buttercream. A little white buttercream dotted on top resembles whipped cream for the final touch!

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These great Thanksgiving colouring pages are a fun way to pass the time while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to cook, or to entertain the children over the holiday weekend. Get those colours ready, then print your favourite pages and start colouring!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Make your favourite cupcakes and decorate to look like cute little pumpkins. Ashlee Marie’s technique for pumpkin cupcakes is genius, with a simple switch up to raise the piping and look more pumpkin-like.

Scarecrow Cupcake Cake

Pies typically reign supreme at Thanksgiving celebrations, but perhaps you want an alternate after-turkey treat. This adorable scarecrow cupcake cake from She Knows will undoubtedly be the hit at any Thanksgiving celebration, and also a great edible centerpiece or a fun treat for any kid’s November parties. And the best part? It’s actually quite easy to make.

Make (or buy) your favourite cupcakes and assemble them to create a scarecrow figure. Pick your colours for his clothes, then decorate with candy corn, M&Ms, liquorice and more for the finishing touches.

Edible Chocolate Leaves

Chocolate leaves are a fun and delicious way to top your festive fall cakes and cupcakes. Domestically Blissful used dark chocolate to create these chocolate leaves, although you could easily use these techniques with white chocolate as well. You could even use food colouring to dye the white chocolate a variety of fall colours to create a colourful display.

Turkey Cupcake Cake

Thanksgiving cupcakes

You don’t need super cake decorating skills to create a showstopper! We love the simplicity of this turkey cupcake display we found on Pinterest – each cupcake is decorated with just one colour of buttercream or chocolate frosting, which makes it a quick and easy option for your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Cupcake Mix

A little creativity goes a long way to creating a Thanksgiving display your family and guests will love! We found this selection on Pinterest that offers lots of inspiration for your own Thanksgiving cupcakes, from pumpkin pie and turkey to a swirl of autumnal colours. Always have fun with your own baking!

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Published On: November 16th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: November 20th, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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