Easy Turkey Cake Ideas for Thanksgiving

Hi there,

I’m back again!

Yesterday, I posted a selection of cute Thanksgiving cakes. Today I’m going to post a compilation of several ways to make easy sugar turkeys to decorate your cakes or cupcakes this season. You’ll find the source under each image.

If making a buttercream turkey, you can pipe the buttercream feathers with different nozzles.

  • Open Star nozzle 

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/313492824046476369/

 

  • Petal nozzle:

Petal nozzle. Piping ruffles.
By @ke_ideas_bakery. http://www.imgrum.net/user/ke_ideas_bakery/437608812

Petal nozzle. Piping ruffles.
https://www.punchbowl.com/p/easy-thanksgiving-dessert-recipes?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=Punchbowl-Pins&utm_term=content-portal&utm_content=thanksgiving&utm_campaign=100915-6

Petal nozzle. Piping single petals.
http://www.topinspired.com/top-10-fun-thanskgiving-turkey-cakes/#

 

  • Round nozzle. Dots + spread them with spatula:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2861545/thanksgiving-turkey-yellow-cake-with-chocolate-frosting By Kadeebo

 

If you prefer to use fondant rather than buttercream, look at this two easy ways to make the feathers:

  • Leaf cutter:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1893658/thanksgiving-thankful-cake

 

  • Heart cutters:

Heart cutters to make the feathers and the beak.
Bunnie Cakes. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/thanksgiving-2016-a-guide-to-a-vegan-holiday-in-miami-8921882

 

  • Crinkle round cutters:

Crinkle round cutters. Overlapping different sizes and colours.
Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/534732155730477651/

 

Also, it’s a good idea to change the perspective and look a round cake from the side (instead of the top):

The First Year Blog. http://thefirstyearblog.com/turkey-cake/ 

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Or cut a round cake in half and make this “3D” turkeys…

Madelines Cakes, Youtube Channel. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5-33y7XnwXs/maxresdefault.jpg

Popsicle blog. https://www.sandytoesandpopsicles.com/orange-county/knotts-take-home-thanksgiving-dinner/

 

It could be a cool and easy idea to make a pull apart cake (made out of cupcakes):

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/494059021595315651/

 

And now, I’ll show you how to make your turkeys out of popular candies and chocolates:

  • Oreos & Candy Corns:
Bitz & Giggles.  http://bitzngiggles.com/wide-eyed-turkey-cupcakes/
We heart parties.
http://www.weheartparties.com/blog/post/2014/10/easy-thanksgiving-oreo-turkey-cupcake-toppers
  • Reeses (peanut butter cups):
insidebrucrewlife.com
  • Smarties:
Your Cup Of Cake.http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2014/10/turkey-cupcakes-thanksgiving-cupcake-decorating.html
  • Marshmallows:

TBSP. http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/chocolate-dipped-marshmallow-turkey-cake/885b24fa-4005-4b41-aad6-35605d3b968b

  • Teacakes & Maltesers:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/tutorial/39456/make-turkey-cake-balls

Aren’t they cool??

Hope you get some inspiration to make yours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara

Cute Turkey Cakes for Thanksgiving Day

Hi there,

I’d like to share with you some of the cutest Thanksgiving cakes, cupcakes and cookies I’ve seen on line. They’re simple yet effective! But first, I’d be so happy to post my first Thanksgiving cake ever (I made it 3 years ago). It was a basket with a little turkey on top!

Let’s continue with some more ideas!!

Lady and the blog. http://www.ladyandtheblog.com/2015/09/29/turkey-cupcakes-fun-thanksgiving-treat-for-kids/

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/284289795208499309/

La Bunnie Cakes. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/vegan-thanksgiving-in-miami-whole-foods-bunnie-cakes-and-potluck-eats-6597959

La Bunnie Cakes. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/thanksgiving-2016-a-guide-to-a-vegan-holiday-in-miami-8921882

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/313492824046476369/

Satince. http://satinice.com/fondant-tutorials/thanksgiving-ombre-cake-turkey

Cake Journal. https://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-cute-turkey-cupcake-toppers/

Bitz & Giggles. http://bitzngiggles.com/wide-eyed-turkey-cupcakes/

www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Sugar Dot Cookies. http://sugardotcookies.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html

Sweet Art Sweets. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/60057904/

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/157766793173871404/

Aimeessugarpalette. https://www.instagram.com/p/v6x1uTIar0/

Funky Cookie Studio

http://theartofthecookie.com/gobble-gobble-thanksgiving-cookies/ via christine-sugarcravings on Flickr

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara

 

Halloween Cakes

Hi there,

It’s been a while since the last time I posted. Reaaaally busy days… But I’m ready to start doing it again more often! To start with, I’m going to show you some of the Halloween-themed cakes and other stuff I made in the past to give you some ideas. Spooky compilation! :D

You can see the full posts if you click the link below each image.

Witches’ Cemetery

Funny Ghost Cupcakes. Made them when I was a hobbie baker some years ago at the very beginning!! Memories :-D

Also, I know it’s not cake related, but I made a step-by-step tutorial of a DIY paper spider web. Easy and fun!

Happy Halloween!

Sara

Dog Cupcakes

Hi there!

My friend Isabel is a passionate dog walker. Like me, she was a cake decorator, but she decided to change cakes, flour and sugar for the love,  joy and loyalty that dogs bring. Few weeks ago she asked me to make some “leaving” cupcakes to say goodbye to some of the owners. Personally I am a big animal lover and I was so excited to make them. But I was even more excited to see these pictures that the dogs’ owners sent her when they received their gift! Omg, how adorable are they?? So cuuuuuute! Looooove!

Labrador

Redbone Coonhound 

Maltese

Pomerian

Dachshund

Yorkshire and poodle mix

What’s your favourite one? Are you in love with any particular dog breed? I love all these cuties! But look at the Pomerian’s eyes… Could they be more  bright and playful? Aww!!

One of the dogs tried to eat itself… Really! lol. It’s impossible to cope with such a dose of cuteness!!

Have a lovely and doggie weekend!

Sara

Hotel Transylvania Cake

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I made this cake (one month ago??) but I always overcome my laziness and end up posting some of my work :) This cake design was for Vittoria, a little girl who loves Hotel Transylvania films.

If you’d like to make this cake at home, my advice is: don’t try to dye your fondant with black food colouring or you’ll end up with a big grey mess. Instead, the best option is to buy a premade one in the store (ready to use black fondant).

Have a nice weekend!

Sara

 

Football & Iphone & Swimming Cake. 3 in 1 !

Hi there,

The tittle of this post may sound a little weird. But this is what happened: I received a request about a cake showing three themes at the same time. The birthday boy loved football, swimming and he’d just got a new Iphone as a present. So it had to contain the three things! Difficult combination, I know, but I had so much fun designing it!

Now that I look at the cake again, I would have changed small things, like making more detailed footballs and a more straight number one (the one on the right looks a bit wobbly, lol).

Have a nice Sunday!

Sara

Bowling Themed Cake

Hi there,

This is a bowling themed cake I made some time ago. I’m being a bit lazy to post pictures of my recent work… :-) The birthday kid loved it, as well as her mum. I’ll be making another cake for his brother soon. And the theme will be… surprise! You’ll have to wait : ) I’m looking forward to make it.

The cake design was matching the party invitations and it looked really cute all together.

Have a nice weekend,

Sara