Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DIY: Turkey Cupcakes

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving day tomorrow! In case you are looking for any last-minute DIY baked goods and candy ideas for Thanksgiving get-togethers, why not try this cute DIY: Turkey Cupcakes recipe using Gimbal’s Fine Candies whose jelly beans are the perfect addition for making delicious themed-desserts come to life. 

These jelly beans are free of several major allergens such as nuts, gluten and dairy. Gimbal’s Fine Candies can be enjoyed by many to make fun cupcake decorations.

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
Vanilla frosting
Chocolate frosting
Black gel icing
Sprinkles (optional)
Hershey kisses
Gimbal’s assorted jelly beans
Red & yellow food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.

Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then spread with chocolate frosting using a table knife or small offset spatula.

Stir a drop of yellow and a drop of red food coloring into the vanilla frosting, setting aside a tablespoon that will not be dyed. Once fully combined, dip the tips of each Hershey kiss into the now orange frosting to form the turkey’s nose. Next, using a toothpick, dot two eyes onto the Hershey kiss using the remaining undyed frosting to form the eyes. Finally, add two dots atop the white eye circles using the black gel icing.

Add Gimbal’s gourmet jelly beans to form the turkey’s feathers as desired and enjoy!