I was recently asked to help a Brownie troop earn their "career badges". So these Brownies learned about cake decorating by creating thier own little turkey cupcakes. We all had loads of fun making these, but they didn't last long. As soon as the finishing touch was on, they asked permission to eat them. Below are the instructions to make your own turkey cupcakes.
White and Chocolate fondant
small amount of yellow fondant
Fondant roller/ board
3" Garret Frill Cutter (raise middle cutter)
1" frill cutter
Red and Yellow Buttercream
Piping Bags equipped with couplers
#14, #9 piping tips
With a 1/2" ball of yellow fondant, make a cone for the beak.
Afix eyes and beak to the head of the turkey.
Using the red buttercream with the #9 piping tip, pipe the turkey's wattle under the beak and to the top of one side of the beak as shown.
Pipe decorations onto the tail with the red and yellow buttercream using the #14 tip.
Crumb coat the cupcakes. Using the #14 tip, pipe chocolate buttercream stars over the cupcake.
Set tail in place and build up stars on the back side to afix into place, then push head into cupcake.
Last, pipe wings over the sides, using chocolate, yellow and red buttercream.
Here is the "glammed up" version.
Instead of colors, simply use chocolate buttercream , gold dragees for the eyes and tail, and highlight the wattle with gold luster dust.
Tutorial and Photos by Jacque Benson, 2009, all rights reserved.
Tutorial may not be reproduced without written permission from the author.