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Turkey Cupcakes Fascinate All Ages

It’s not just the kids who love these cute turkey cupcakes – everyone will want one!

Turkey Cupcakes
  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil’s Food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 containers (1 pound each) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy milk chocolate frosting
  • 1 tube (4.25 ounces) Betty Crocker white decorating icing
  • 1 tube (0.68 ounces) Betty Crocker brown decorating gel
  • Candy corn
  • Chocolate candy sprinkles
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  2. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Place remaining frosting in corner of resealable freezer plastic bag. Snip off small corner of bag.
  3. To decorate each cupcake, pipe 1-inch mound of frosting on 1 side of cupcake to look like head of turkey. Make eyes with white decorating icing and brown decorating gel; add candy corn for beak. To make feathers, pipe frosting on opposite side to hold candy corn; place candy corn upright on frosting to look like feathers. Sprinkle chocolate candy sprinkles near head and at base of feathers. If desired, add candy corn at base of cupcake for feet. Store loosely covered.
Source: Betty Crocker via Family Features


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A Little Bite Goes a Long Way With Love-ly Valentine Cupcakes

love dotsThese delectable bite-sized Valentines Day goodies featuring chocolate, pecans and mini cupcakes are the perfect way to show the love.


  • 1 bag Dove Brand Dark or Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped, divided (optional)
  • 28 mini paper cupcake liners
  • Mini muffin pans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, and slowly stir in flour and (if desired) 1 cup chopped pecans.
  3. Roll nicely rounded teaspoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; then (if desired) roll balls in remaining pecans.
  4. Line mini muffin pans with liners. Place 1 ball into each cup, and bake until golden (about 12 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean).
  5. Remove from oven, and place 1 chocolate heart firmly on top of each ball.
  6. Return to oven 3 minutes, remove, and let cool completely.
  7. Serves

    Makes 28 mini cupcakes.

    M&Ms Seasonal Brands via Family Features

Valentines Day Heart Cake Makes Kids’ Hearts Go Pitter-pat

polka dot heart cakeHere’s a 3 tier heart cake covered with candies that kids will love for Valentines Day – or a centerpiece for your Valentines Day party.


  • 1 bag M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine’s Day
  • 2 16-ounce boxes pound cake mix*
  • 2 16-ounce cans vanilla frosting, divided
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 9 x 13-inch pan
  • Resealable plastic bag


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Prepare both cake mixes according to package directions. Pour batters into prepared baking pan, and bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Remove from oven, transfer to wire rack, and let cool completely. *For easy cutting, make cake a day before, or place cooled cake in freezer for an hour before cutting. Arrange all three sizes of printed heart templates on cake, and cut out 1 cake of each size. If tops of cakes are slightly rounded, trim so they are flat!
  4. Using red food coloring, tint 1 can vanilla frosting light pink. Spoon 1/2 cup remaining vanilla frosting into resealable plastic bag; set aside.
  5. Cover largest and smallest heart cakes with pink frosting; set aside. Cover remaining heart cake with vanilla frosting. Place cakes in freezer 15 minutes before assembling.
  6. Place largest heart cake on serving platter. Top in center with remaining heart cakes. Arrange red M&M’S on outer edges of each cake.
    Snip a corner of resealable plastic bag, and randomly pipe dots of frosting all over cakes. Then, place an M&M on top of dot.

M&Ms Seasonal Brands via Family Features

Autumn Stencil Cake

autumn stencil cake

Stencil Cakes are a great way to make your cake match your party theme, and are fast and easy to create. (If you’re using a printable party package, it’s super easy – just cut your cupcake toppers into stencils!)

This Autumn Stencil Cake looks great with each square celebrating Thanksgiving and autumn leaves sprinkles on the edge. It was created using Wilton’s 8-Piece Autumn Mini Stencil SetAutumn stencil cake tutorial can have patchwork celebrating autumn or Thanksgiving or use your printables to make cake match your party theme. 1.


Favorite spice cake recipe
4 cups Buttercream Icing
Ivory and Golden Yellow Icing Color for Decorating
Autumn Cupcake and Cookie Stencils
Red, Orange, Black and Green Colored Sugars
Brown Color Dust
Colorful Leaves Sprinkle Mix


  1. Spray 9 in. x 13 in. baking pan with vegetable pan spray.
  2. Bake spice cake in prepared pan following recipe instructions. Cool completely.
  3. Tint about 1 cup icing yellow; tint remainder ivory if using to ice the cake. Using a spatula, smooth ice the cake with ivory buttercream.
  4. How to Smooth Ice a Cake Video Tutorial

  5. Take the time to plan out your squares, lightly marking where you’ll pipe your dividing lines with a knife. Think about which stencil you would like in which square, visualizing how it will look altogether by the shape, size and colors used in each stencil. Plan the spacing of two stencils the same height or same color so they’re not directly beside each other. (See how the apple and pumpkin are in opposite corners on the cake in the photo? If they were in adjacent squares it would take away from their appearance. Ditto for the two acorns and two leaves.)
  6. Use decorating stencils, sugars and Color Dust to create Thanksgiving images in each square.
  7. How to Stencil the Top of a Cake Video Tutorial

  8. Pipe tip #21 yellow buttercream shell bottom border; pipe tip #14 shells in straight lines on top of the cake.
  9. Gently press leaf sprinkles onto sides of cake.

Wilton via Family Features

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