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Monday, November 16, 2009

Let's Talk Turkey-- Cupcakes, that is.


I was recently asked to help a Brownie troup 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.



Supplies Needed


White and Chocolate fondant

small amount of yellow fondant


Fondant roller/ board


3" Garret Frill Cutter (raise middle cutter)


1" frill cutter


Spatula


Toothpicks


dozen cupcakes


Chocolate Buttercream


Red and Yellow Buttercream


Piping Bags equipped with couplers


#14, #9 piping tips


Knead 2 parts white to 1 part chocolate fondant together, but do not fully incorporate colors.




Roll out to about 1/8" thick and using the frill cutters, cut out 6 large and 6 small.




Center the small cutout over the large, then cut in half, as shown, creating the tails.




Using side of spatula, make indentions over the tails.




Set aside to firm up.


Roll out a 1" size ball of chocolate fondant into a sausage and fold the end over to create the head.


Insert a toothpick into the other end and set into styrofoam.




Roll out a small amount of white fondant and cut two circles, using the #9 piping tube.



Roll out two tiny balls from chocolate fondant and place over white to create eyes.



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.


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Tutorial and Photos by Jacque Benson, 2009, all rights reserved.


This material may not be republished or reproduced in any manner without the expressed permission of the author.

4 comments:

  1. Love it Jacque!! They are way cute!!!

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  2. THanks Rhonda!! These were so much fun to make with the girls!
    I think we may have about a dozen future cake decorators!

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  3. OMG Jacque that is DARLING!!! You just never cease to amaze me.

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