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How to Decorate Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Learn how to decorate cupcakes for Thanksgiving from the experts at Butter Lane Bakery in this Howcast food video.


I'm going to be showing you how to make Thanksgiving cupcakes by decorating with a turkey. We're going to have three colors for the feathers and then we're going to have black for the body. We're going to start with our brown with a petal tip. The narrow end is facing up and the fatter end is facing down. All you're going to do is squeeze and ruffle it so that it covers the outside of our cupcake. Just little up and down motions. You're going to leave a little space down at the bottom.

Then we're going to move on to our next color, orange. It has the same petal tip. You're going to hold it in the same position, narrow end up, the fatter end down. You're going to overlap it halfway. Same ruffle motion, up and down. Then we're going to end with our yellow. Again, the same exact way, holding it with the narrow end up, the fatter end down. You're just going to close that last gap with the ruffles. There we have our feathers.

Now we're going to move on to the body. The round tip, just going to start at the bottom. You're going to apply pressure so that it makes a nice size body. You're going to end it right in the middle. Keep applying pressure so that a head builds.

Then, you're going to take your orange pastry bag. You're going to switch tips to a leaf tip. Then, where the beak would be, you're going to squeeze and pull away so that it has a nice little point. Then you're going to do the same thing at the bottom for two little fit. There you have a cupcake for Thanksgiving.

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