Thursday, November 06, 2008
Thanksgiving cupcakes past and present
from Flickr user mommawants1more
Sometimes I think we can track what's happening in the world via cupcakes, and no more so than when it comes to holidays, and the next big one coming up, at least in the United States, is Thanksgiving, which falls on November 27th this year (and we're already starting to see Hannukah and Christmas cupcake items popping up, more on those soon). What I truly love about cupcakes is how malleable they are; you can, while keeping them recognizable as cupcakes, do so so much with them, as seen below.
I will be spending my Thanksgiving in Austin with my boyfriend's family, and also eating my way through Austin's cupcakeries. What about you? Is Thanksgiving a time for cupcakes, or is it pie (or some other baked good) all the way? I say, any time pumpkin can be involved with cupcakes is a happy time.
Bakeries: if you're doing special Thanksgiving cupcakes (I dare someone to make a cupcake with actual turkey baked right in!), please let us know!
Most of these photos are from our Flickr pool, many from last year, but they're timeless, right?
Mrs. Beasley's is selling these Thanksgiving cupcakes (6 for $29.95, 12 for $56.95) via mail order:
This one's by Flickr user caitder, made using the book Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson - I love the personalization on it!
and the side view:
You can buy a set of 12 of these Gobble Gobble Cuppies for $10 from Etsy seller yummycuppycrafts.
These are Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Khalua Frosting from Flickr user paulahennig
Cute turkey cupcakes from Flickr user Bridgett Lee
And another one from Bridgett Lee because it's so cute!
Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Candy corn and marshmallow decorations. Inspired by Martha Stewart
from Flick user Craft*logy
From Dundas, Ontario, Canada's Wild Cakes (via Flickr) comes this amazing pumpkin cupcake:
And click here to see some very cute ones from Flickr user Nightngle.
And finally, 2 Thanksgiving cupcake cakes big enough to feed the whole family!
this one's from Flickr user Ama in Ohio who writes:
I had this cake made for Darius for Thanksgiving and he decided it was a chicken, not a turkey!
from Flickr user Schlomo Rabinowitz