(Family Features) – Sometimes, it’s the little turkeys – not the centerpiece feast – that can be tough to manage during Thanksgiving. By giving your younger guests something to do while the main course is being prepared, they will stay busy and feel like they have a role in the big day. Switch up the typical pumpkin pie dessert and capture their attention by helping them exercise their imagination with these Turkey Cupcakes.
Using Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil’s Food cake mix as the base, it’s easy to bake and prepare these cupcakes the day prior to the holiday. Then, on Thanksgiving, guests young and old can customize their turkey cupcakes with candy corn and frosting as feathers, feet and the beak. After the cupcakes are decorated and ready to be enjoyed, encourage each child to make a hand turkey by tracing the outside of their hand onto a sheet of construction paper and writing one thing they are grateful for on every finger of the outline. Decorate with feathers, wiggly eyes and crayons. With these hand tracings serving as table decorations, ask each child to read aloud the list of things they are grateful for during dinner. For more ideas, visit www.bettycrocker.com.
- 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil’s Food cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box