Once we woke up to our car being covered with Oreos. My husband had made the mistake of telling some of the youth at our church about his glory days, which included taking the cookie side off of an Oreo and and sticking the frosting side to a car as a practical joke. Major waste of perfectly good Oreos, if you ask me. But it provided great inspiration to these teenagers who then plastered OUR car with Oreos. PLASTERED! I can’t even imagine how many bags they used. I decided the easiest way to get the car clean was to take it to the car wash. Colossal mistake. I should have taken the time to remove as many of the Oreos as possible before entering the carwash, but instead, I foolishly drove my cookie covered car right in to the car wash while getting odd looks and stares. I can now definitively tell you that taking an Oreo covered car through the car wash drives that black cookie goodness into every crack and crevice imaginable! Like when you put your fingers under the handle to open the door. Ick! Don’t even bother with the windshield wipers. It took months before those cookies worked their way out of that car.
Oreo Turkeys are a much better use of a great cookie. It takes advantage of so many of Oreo’s good traits. I recommend double stuff for this treat because it is easier to insert the candy corn, but for eating, I like the traditional cookie. Brown Eyed Baker had the great idea to set her Turkeys atop cupcakes. I thought this would be perfect for a bake sale, or class party. Start by making cupcakes and leveling the tops like this.
In addition to the cupcakes you will need: Candy Corn, Whoppers, Reases Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate or black, yellow, red frosting. I used the ready made kind and found it helpful to get a plain tip for the details.
I ran some black icing along the edge of the cookie.
Then I inserted the 5 candy corn for the tail.
I took my cooling rack and laid it on it’s side to support the turkeys as they are drying. Then I put black icing along the edge of the feathered cookie, and stuck it to the cookie that forms the base using the cooling rack to support them while the icing hardened. They will look like they are lying on their backs.
To get a flat edge, I cut the peanut butter cups like this.
Using black frosting I attached it to the cookie. Then used frosting to attach the whopper for the head. When the icing has hardened (it didn’t take long. 5 minutes or so) you can turn your turkey right side up to add the details.
To make the beak, I broke the tip of of some candy corn, and affixed it with a dab of yellow icing. To finish it off, I ran a little red along the side of the beak for the Wattle. Are you impressed that I know that? Don’t be. I looked it up. For the eyes I used a dab of yellow and then a chocolate sprinkle. Later I ended up adding a dab of black for the eyes, because the sprinkles fell off. Then use yellow icing to add feet and your turkey is ready to perch on it’s very own cupcake. Now that your cupcakes have a flat top you can frost it and add the turkey.
This turkey rocks it’s cupcake!
For a great way to package cupcakes like these try this DIY cupcake Holder:
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