1 box of chocolate cake mix, any brand + boxed cake mix ingredients
1 tub of chocolate frosting
large package of Reese’s Pieces candies
24 mini Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cups
48 small candy eyes
Small paring knife
24 cupcake liners
Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions.
Combine cake mix ingredients.
Line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.
Fill each muffin well 1/2 way with cupcake batter.
Bake according to package directions.
Remove from the oven and let the cupcakes cool completely prior to decorating.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, generously frost each one with chocolate frosting.
After frosting the cupcakes stand 7 yellow Reese’s Pieces on the back edge of the cupcake, then 4 brown Reese’s Pieces and finally 3 orange Reese’s Pieces. Gently press them into the frosting so they stand up looking like the turkey’s feathers.
Next, unwrap a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and place it on the cupcake for the turkey’s head.
Give the turkey 2 small candy eyes, using a bit chocolate frosting on the end of a toothpick.
Use the small paring knife to carefully cute 12 orange Reese’s Pieces in 1/2.
Use a small bit of chocolate frosting on the flat side to adhere the turkey’s beak.
Lastly, roll a small amount of red fondant between your fingers and adhere with chocolate frosting next to the turkey’s beak.
Repeat with all cupcakes.
*Makes approximately 24 turkey cupcakes