Eli and I wanted to do a little Thanksgiving project. He loves to pretend to cook with me and has loved helping me in the kitchen a few times in the past so I though we would try these turkey cupcakes. They looked so cute and fun. I love to bake but I'm not a creative decorator at all so I knew this might be a bit of a stretch for me. Eli loved it and now often says he wants to "cook cupcates with Mommy." If you have a little one who likes to cook, you should try this!
Ready to start! Holding the cupcake liners gave him something to do. :)
He was great at holding the bowl while I poured in the cupcake mix. Yes, of course this is from a box...I would have to concentrate way too much with Eli around to make this from scratch. :)
Helping me pour the oil.
Reading Mommy the instructions.
He was great at mixing too. Why am I using a wisk you ask?? I loaned out my kitchenaid and forgot about it until I started making the cupcakes. I really should get a hand mixer but never have. Maybe I should just
go steal my kitchenaid back ask nicely to have my kitchenaid returned. :)
I think putting the paper cups in was his favorite part!
Then, of course, we had to count the paper cups.
Mommy filled the cups and they were ready for the oven!
Just one lick!
We waited until the next day to decorate them. I iced them and Eli dipped them in the feathers (sprinkles.)
Checking out his work
Putting the candy corn on. It was hard to get them in the right spot. I think Eli was better at it than I was.
Trying to sneak one!
Here's my turkey!
This is the best looking one we made. It doesn't look anywhere near as good as the ones from the website, but not bad for our first try.
The part Eli has been waiting for! It actually took him a few minutes to figure out how to get into it.