Move over pies! There's a new treat taking over the Thanksgiving desserts table. It's cupcakes, of course, and they are just as good as traditional holiday favorites since you can make them in many of the same flavors such as pecan, sweet potato and even cranberry.
We've got lots of Thanksgiving cupcake inspiration below, but before you check out our festive designs, make sure you read our tips to decorate your own Thanksgiving cupcakes!
Tips to Decorate Thanksgiving Cupcakes
There are many ways to decorate Thanksgiving cupcakes from turkey feathers and pilgrim faces to pumpkins and fall color. Use what you learn to create one of these Thanksgiving-themed designs.
Turn cupcakes into turkeys with candy corn, extra chocolate frosting and decorating gel.
Have your cupcake and Thanksgiving dinner, too, with cute decorating ideas which can be found in various books and online. Cookies and small candies transform plain iced cupcakes into a sweet mini meal.
Use a leaf cookie cutter to cut leaf shapes from melted chocolate chips or candy melts. Top frosted cupcake with the leaves as a garnish.
Upside-down ice cream cones make great pilgrim hats and a unique idea for Thanksgiving cupcakes.
Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cupcakes to Make:
Cupcakes topped with an orange frosting, some edible glitter and a pretzel rod are transformed into cute pumpkins, perfect treats for the kids at Thanksgiving. Read More
Both ginger and orange are flavors featured prominently in holiday recipes. Here, the two come together in a light and sophisticated cupcake the adults will appreciate. Read More
You might be planning to serve your peas as a side dish, but try blending them into this cupcake recipe so the kids actually eat their Thanksgiving veggies! The peas add a bright green color to the cake, but other than that, you won't even know they're there - and neither will the kids! Read More