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Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving cupcakes are a fun alternative to pie for your holiday table! There are so many cute and easy cupcakes to choose from. If you’ve never made cupcakes before, start by reading my post on how to make cupcakes and then pick your favorite Thanksgiving cupcake recipe below to get started.

Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas with turkey cupcake and sweet potato cupcake

Turkey cupcakes by Six Sisters Stuff

How to Make Thanksgiving Cupcakes

First, let's look at some great flavor ideas that are perfect for the holiday! Really, any fall cupcakes will work, but once you decide on a flavor that you like, you can move on to some of the fun Thanksgiving decorating ideas in the next section.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin is the number one Thanksgiving flavor so of course it is my number one choice for Thanksgiving cupcakes! My cupcakes are topped with apple butter frosting.

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Pumpkin Frosting

Pumpkin frosting makes any cupcake Thanksgiving-ready. It is made using pumpkin pie filling. If you love pumpkin pie, you will love this fun Thanksgiving cupcake frosting idea.

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Butter Pecan Cupcakes

Don't leave all the pecans for the pecan pie! Pecan cupcakes are so perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Mine have a touch of maple syrup.

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Sweet Potato Muffins

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without sweet potatoes. While these are technically sweet potato muffins, they are sweet enough to call cupcakes. And, you can top them with marshmallows just like the casserole or use a toasted marshmallow frosting.

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Acorn Cupcakes

If you want to make cupcakes using an authentic Native American ingredient, try making your own acorn cupcakes using acorn flour. They are nutty and delicious.

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Apple Cupcakes

Apple cupcakes have all of the same flavors as apple pie, but they are much easier to make. Top them with a drizzle of caramel for extra goodness!

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Cute Decorating Ideas

Here are some super fun ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving cupcakes!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

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Aren't these turkey cupcakes the cutest? This is such an easy decorating idea.

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Pilgrim Cupcakes

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How could you not smile while looking at these pilgrim cupcakes? They are totally adorable!

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Cornucopia Cupcakes

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These are a little trickier and require the use of fondant. But, I love the idea of each Thanksgiving guest having their own little cornucopia!

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Chocolate Leaves

Decorate any cupcake with homemade chocolate leaves for a beautiful fall display. These leaves only take 30 seconds to make!

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Turkey Cupcake Cake

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For something totally different, try combining your cupcakes into a cupcake cake. This turkey cupcake cake is a total showstopper.

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