Roasted Turkey Cupcakes

Roasted Turkey Cupcakes

Are these a little creepy?
These cupcakes are a surefire hit at Thanksgiving or Christmas!
How about giving these as a gift to people who can't eat real turkey?

Ingredients: 1

Any cupcake of your choice
1 - See Recipe iD: 1280355
Vanilla frosting
5 tablespoons
Green and yellow food coloring
as needed
30 g
Caramel candies
Glico PRETZ (stick shaped biscuits, butter flavor if possible)


1. Add green and yellow food coloring to 3 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting to turn it into the color of lettuce.
2. It looks like this. Put 1/4 of this into a plastic bag. Warm up the rest for 5 to 10 seconds in the microwave.
3. Pour the warmed up frosting from Step 1 into a bowl over 1/2 of the cornflakes and mix well. Spread the coated cornflakes out on a piece of parchment paper so they're not overlapping.
4. Make the paper patterns. Cut out a circle that's the size of the cupcake as shown in the photo. Cut off about 1/8 of the top. This will be the base.
5. Make the turkey skin. Microwave 4 caramel candies for 7 seconds, and combine them to make one big piece of candy. If the candies are too hard to knead together, keep microwaving them in 4 second increments until they are soft enough.
6. Put a sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Put the Step 5 caramel ball on the plastic and roll it flat to fit the paper pattern made in Step 4. Cut the flattened caramel to fit the pattern with scissors.
7. Make the turkey drumsticks (legs). Break the PRETZ stick into thirds, Put a kneaded softened caramel candy on one end to form a drumstick.
8. They look like this. The PRETZ sticks don't have to be the same length.
9. Spread the remaining uncolored 2 tablespoons of vanilla frosting over the cupcake. This will be the glue.
10. Place the turkey skin from Step 6 onto the iced cupcake from Step 9, and put the folds towards the back end. If the frosting comes out, press the cut (bottom) end to make the skin stay on the cupcake.
11. Crush the remaining uncolored cornflakes finely and mix with 1/3 teaspoon of water to soften. This will be the turkey stuffing. Press this onto the frosting that is sticking out from the bottom end after Step 10.
12. Optionally add some green sprinkles (not listed). Moisten the caramel of the drumsticks from Step 8 slightly, and press them onto the sides of the cupcake (see photos).
13. Make a small hole in the bag with the frosting in Step 2. Use this as glue to stick the frosting covered cornflakes from Step 3 around the turkey.
14. Put a little vanilla frosting on the ends of the drumsticks to make them look like bones, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I found this in an English-language cookbook I bought recently, and I thought it was really unique, so I tried making it while translating it. The original recipe had some ingredients that are hard to come by, so I adapted it.