Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

nutter butter cupcakes for thanksgiving

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

These adorable Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes will not only taste great for Thanksgiving, they’ll serve as a cute table decoration!

You’ll need:

  • One box cake mix (I chose chocolate)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy corn
  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Dots, Tic-Tacs or other Orange Candy
  • Wilton Candy Eyes
  • Red licorice

Step #1 – Bake cupcakes per instructions on the box.


Step #2 - Allow your cupcakes to cool, then frost with chocolate frosting.

Step #3- Meanwhile, assemble the Nutter Butter turkeys.  Use a little white frosting to attach the Wilton Candy Eyes, orange candy nose, and red licorice wattle to the turkey.

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Step #4 – Press about six candy corn candies into the back of the cupcake for the turkey’s feathers.

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Step #5 – Next, gently press the Nutter Butter cookie into the cupcake as well.  Enjoy!

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Easter Chick Cupcakes

Easter Chick Cupcakes

You know I love the Wilton Candy Eyeballs, right?  I had to make an Easter cupcake with them.  I made these Easter Chick Cupcakes

 First, I frosted the cupcakes with yellow frosting.  Next, I “dipped” them in coconut dyed with yellow food coloring.  With a little dab of frosting, I added the Wilton Candy Eyeballs.  The beak is a jelly bean cut into a triangle.  You could also use a gumdrop.  I think they’re cute!!

Frugal Tips:  Look for your Easter baking supplies and candy at ALDI food stores.  I was surprised to see name-brand candy there like Peeps, Starburst Jelly Beans (what I used for this project), M&Ms, Hershey, and others.  For Wilton supplies, I look at Michael’s Craft stores.  They regularly have a 40% off one item coupon (both in the Sunday paper and via their mobile app) that often can be put towards the Wilton Baking Supplies.

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French Toast Cupcakes

french toast cupcakes

This recipe is for all those people who believe in eating dessert first!  Is breakfast too early for a cupcake?  I think not!  This French Toast Cupcakes recipe was originally posted over on  It’s a fun way to use up day-old bread.  Plus, you’ll win extra points with your kids if you give them cupcakes before school!

Frugal Tips:  Look for French bread on the reduced bakery rack at Walmart.  I can get it for around $1 per loaf!


  • ½ loaf French bread, cubed (or any kind of stale or day-old bread)
  • ½ C. sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1¼ C. half and half (use milk to make it even more frugal)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • ¼ C. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Cool Whip Frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread cubes in a mixing bowl. Combine other ingredients and pour over bread cubes, stirring to saturate completely.
  2. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and inside is baked through.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and top with vanilla Cool Whip Frosting.

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Rainbow Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

rainbow cupcakes with cool whip frosting

I’ve been wanting to make the colorful rainbow cupcakes I’ve seen online for a long time, but I wasn’t sure the best method to use.  First, I turned to my friends on the Mommysavers forum for advice on how to make rainbow cupcakes.  There are a few different methods of doing it, but I make mine the old-fashioned way with adding a few drops of food coloring into four different bowls of batter:  red, yellow, green and blue.  My friend Shell also has a real cool cheater method of making rainbow color swirl cupcakes.  That may be my NEXT project!

First, I headed off to get my supplies.

  • White box cake mix (I had eggs and oil at home already)
  • Food coloring
  • Frosting
  • Cupcake liners

Plus, for a limited time you’ll be able to print a high-value coupon for the Cool Whip Frosting I used:

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First, frosting.  This new Kraft Cool Whip frosting is available in ready-to-go in three different flavors:  vanilla, chocolate and cream cheese. My Walmart only carried the chocolate and vanilla, but the cream cheese flavor sounds wonderful.   I found mine at Walmart for $2.28.  Each container frosts one cake or a batch of 18-24 cupcakes.  While at the store, I also picked up a boxed cake mix, food coloring, muffin cup liners, and a magazine (not on my list- oops!).

First, prepare your cake batter according to package directions.  A white or yellow cake works best.

rainbow cupcakes recipe

After you prepare your white cake batter, separate it into four separate bowls.  Add a few drops of food coloring into each bowl in rainbow colors you choose.

rainbow cupcakes recipe

Place 18 cupcake liners in muffin tins.  Layer the batter according to the colors of the rainbow.  I first did blue, then green, yellow and red.  I added approximately one teaspoon of each color in the bottom of each cupcake liner.

rainbow cupcakes recipe

Bake your cupcakes according to package directions and cool completely.

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rainbow cupcakes

Since Cool Whip Frosting is a softer consistency than most frostings, make sure your cakes have thoroughly cooled before using it to prevent it from melting.  I also took the frosting out of the freezer to warm up for a few minutes before using it.  It was the perfect consistency for my piping bags.  It’s slightly firmer than regular Cool Whip whipped topping, but softer than a typical frosting.

cool whip frosting

To make frosting cakes and cupcakes easier AND more attractive, I use a basic Wilton cake decorating set coupler and tip.  You can get one for less than $10, and if taken care of will last forever.  Note:  Since the frosting is cream-based, you’ll need to make sure you keep them refrigerated.

rainbow cupcakes

rainbow cupcakes yum

My son LOVED them. He ate three right away and said, “The frosting is the best part!”

Frugal Tips:  You don’t need to purchase the fancy piping bags.  I just use a cheap-o sandwich bag like the one pictured above by cutting the tip off.  I can throw it away when I’m done, and wash my couplers for the next time I bake.

View my entire Rainbow Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting Photo Gallery on Google+.

Check out more awesome cupcakes & cakes on the Kraft Cool Whip Frosting Pinterest Board and more recipes at Kraft recipes.  Want to find out more about Cool Whip Frosting? Join the #CoolWhipFrosting Twitter Party on Wednesday, October 24 at 1pm EST if you are available!

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