Clever Chicks Blog Hop #8, Turkey Cupcakes and Pilgrim Hats

I’d like to share two, easy Thanksgiving treats that my kids and their classmates get a kick out of. The Pilgrim and Native American embellishments were by far the most time-consuming aspect of this project. After printing, the six billion tiny pieces were taped onto a piece of oak tag and cut out together. After assembling all of the parts with double-stick tape or a glue stick, tape popsicle sticks to the backs of each character. The kids were not nearly as amused by them as the teachers and I were!
Turkey Cupcakes

Chocolate frosting
small amount of red
black writing frosting
disposable decorating
Wilton tips #352 (leaf)
& #12 (round) & #12 (writing)
white chocolate chips

Using #12 tip fitted to black writing frosting, dab dots onto white chocolate chips and set aside.
Using  #12 tip, fill decorating bag with chocolate frosting.
Frost the Body: beginning at the outside edge of cupcake, pipe frosting in circles, overlapping and stacking upwards.
Frost the Head: using the same technique, pipe stacked circles for the head.
Insert 4 candy corns, pointy side down, into the back of each cupcake. Insert one candy corn into head for beak.
Apply eyes behind beak.
For snood (wobbly appendage that drapes over the beak): Using #352 tip, pipe red frosting onto side of beak in a zig-zag motion.

Pilgrim Hats


fudge striped cookies
peanut butter cups, unwrapped
cup yellow Wilton
candy melts
decorating bag & Wilton tip #10 and either #101 or #5 (for buckle)
sprinkles (aka: jimmies)
bag & #12 tip
Parchment paper


Make Buckles: In microwavable bowl, melt yellow candies in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each.
Place warm (not hot) candy melts in decorating bag fitted with tip. On a piece of parchment paper, pipe a tiny square for each cookie, immediately adding one chocolate sprinkle before moving onto the next buckle.

Place cookies striped side down on work surface. Fit decorating bag with #10 tip and fill with white frosting.
In center of cookie, pipe a circle slightly larger than the peanut butter cup. Place peanut butter cup in center of cookie, upside down.
Pipe a dot of frosting onto the back of the hat buckle and apply to side of peanut butter cup.

Happy Thanksgiving from my peeps, to yours!

This Week’s Featured Blogs
Thanks to everyone who linked up this week, you certainly kept me hoppin’ with 211 links to visit and I enjoyed each and every one of them!  Thank you for sharing what you do with all of us.
to Stephanie, author of Sweet Boutique Home, for sharing her adorable, PrintedLittle Tree. This project just made it to my Christmas to-do list!
Linda in South Africais the author of With a Blast shared her Fun, Fizzy Bath Bombs, which are going to be a big hit with my little girls and I think they’d make a great gift too!
in Minnesota,
author of Our Old Homestead, shared a tried-and-true homemade gift idea, Rice Packs. Microwaved for a few minutes, they are wonderful muscle relaxers, frozen they are fantastic cold packs. These reminded me of the version I used to make with whole, feed corn that always evoked movie theatre memories when microwaved. lol!

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #9
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
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How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!
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Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

Oh! Those Pilgrim hats are so cute. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday, Kathy!!


Alli Smith

I love the little pilgrim hats! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!


Thank you for joining us, Jessica!

Jessica So

thanks for your invitation.


Hi Tonia! Thanks for linking up!

Tonia Jorgensen

Thanks for the invite! What a fun blog 🙂


Thanks for linking up Amanda!


Hi Joyce. The Sunflower Sensation can be ordered online from the Randall Burkey Company, Chickens for Backyards and lots of other places!


Thanks Susan and good luck in the giveaway!

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