Saturday, November 12

Thanksgiving Tepee Cupcakes

 recipe from

Aren't these just so darn cute?! I love creative people. I love it even better when creative people are willing to share their "how tos" for the rest of us to try! These were so much fun and the whole family helped, giving us some quality time together in the kitchen. 

I'll get right down to the good stuff!

1 cake mix, flavor of your choice
sugar cones
pretzel rods
handful of chocolate chips
disposable aluminum baking pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix according to package instructions.

Turn disposable baking pan upside down and poke with small holes. (use something small and round if you can compared to horizontal slits in the pan. This will help keep the cones upright while baking) Fill sugar cones 2/3 full and stand them in the holes made in the pan.

*Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't topple over while baking. You WILL have to reach in your oven and stand most of them back up as they are baking. Please be careful not to burn yourself!

Bake on lowest rack in oven for about 10 - 12 minutes or until batter springs back lightly when touched. Remove from oven and immediately snip off the bottom of the sugar cone - the pointed end- (which will now become the top of your tepee). You must do this immediately while the cone is warm and soft or it will break into pieces.

You can also snip off the end of the cupcake too if it is too rounded (to ensure your tepee stands up straight).

Take 3 pretzel rods and stick them on the top of your tepee. Melt a handful of chocolate chips in the microwave and stir until smooth. Dip the bottom of your tepee in the chocolate. This seals the bottom of the cupcake in and also gives you your frosting.  Then roll it in green sprinkles (for grass).    

Lastly, take a little melted chocolate and pipe it around the pretzels to hold them in place.

Daddy helping Spencer dip his tepee in the chocolate.

Sprinkle time!

 I used some scrapbooking supplies to decorate some marshmallows for my Pilgrims and Indians. Our friend "Nicole" (far left) stopped by our village.


Sara said...

Too cute I will have to try this with my kiddos!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Oh so cute and looks delicious Sheri! I can just imagine the fun you and your family had making them! Have a good weekend.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Those turned out so cute! My kids would LOVE making these, though I'm sure they'll make a big mess in the process. I'm trying to have a better attitude about that. :)

Nicole Humphrey Cook said...

These turned out so super cute!! I love all your photos (uhm, AND that John got involved - my hero!)
These are adorable Sheri and I am honored to be part of the marshmallow family ;)

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Very cute!!! And I love that Nicole made it to the party. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - those are too cute!!!

Melissa @ knit purl baby said...

These look like so much fun! And delicious!

Anonymous said...

These are adorable, need to tuck this away for future grandchildren.

Kati said...

That's very cute! Hope they taste as good as they look! :)

Mommy Bags said...

Damn this pretty awesome now I know how I am going to decorate the kiddie table for turkey day......

Karima said...

Wow - what a great idea! They look so yummy. Your newest follower, Karima

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

No way! This is fantastic! These turned out great. Such a cute idea.

Kim, USA said...

That is awesome. And for the kids to do this it will be fun. Great shots!

Sheri said...

These were fun (and messy to make). We had a lot of fun!

@Grumpy Grateful Mom - I am working on that here too!

Theresa said...

Hi Sheri, I featured you & your tee pee cup cakes today! I might just have to try this as the kid dessert I take to Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

Oh, sorry must be signed in to my other account. You were featured @

I wanted to make sure you knew where! Theresa ;)

Tulip Row said...

Thanks for sharing this, I am going to try this for sure! I am your newest follower, you can follow back at

Sheri said...

Thanks so much, Theresa, you are the best!

@tuliprow, I appreciate the follow and following back.