This adorable crown-themed cake looks sophisticated but it's much easier to make than you'd think! The outside is just sugar cookies and there's a simple printable template to follow for their shape. Clever! Find the instructions at spoonful.com.
You're no doubt seen the super sweet Hello Cupcake! book around with its adorable cupcake ideas and instructions. Well, now those cupcake creators are back with a new book called Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies, Oh My! which includes not only cupcakes but cakes and pies as well. If that sheep creation on the cover doesn't get ya, I don't know what would!
OK, let's just come right out and say it... These are both creepily realistic and awesome! I included a closeup because the use of tiny green nonpareils as peas is just plain genius. These pictures are from a great tutorial at saucysprinkles.com and the original idea came from the cookbook What's New, Cupcake?.
4. Simple Candy Corn Turkey Cupcakes
I love how devilishly simple and yet very cute these candy-corn-encrusted cupcakes are. The creator of these cupcakes says that the sugar "eyes" are from a local bake shop but I bet there are lots of fun things you could substitute in if you can't find them. Find the instructions at cookingwithmykids.com.
5. Candy Corn Turkey Sugar Cookies
And if the idea of packing away en entire cupcake after your Thanksgiving meal is just too daunting, these sugar cookies are just as sweet. Read how to make them at thetribunenews.com or where the recipe originally came from at pillsbury.com.
6. Miniature Single Serving Pies in a Jar
Single serving pies in a jar. Need I say more? You can find great instructions at inchmark.squarespace.com and at ourbestbites.com. Now excuse me while I try to insert my spoon right into the screen so I can take a bite of that whip cream-topped pumpkin pie.
7. Cherry Pie Cupcakes
Just to throw your Thanksgiving guests for a loop, confuse them with some cupcakes that look like miniature cherry pies. These might look complicated but you'll be surprised at how simple they are to make when you read the instructions at cake-decorating-corner.com.
Be still my beating heart. This is a baking kit which helps you to make French-style macaroons. But of course in adorable shapes!
The kit comes with a special hot pink mixer contraption and molds for the cookies. I believe it also comes with the ingredients but I couldn't quite tell from the description. Needless to say you'd eventually want to be able to supply your own ingredients so you can make these over and over.