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

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

Cheshire Cat Cake (Alice in Wonderland)

Hi there,

Last weekend was Maya’s 6th birthday. She had a Mad Hatter party theme (Alice in Wonderland). This is the cake I made to make her day even more special. I heard it was nice and yummy! Yay!

It was a 10 inch buttercream coated cake with little handmade fondant decorations all around.

Hope you like it and you get some inspiration.

Have a nice week!

Sara

Alice in Wonderland Cake & Cookies

Hi there,

Last week I made this two tier fondant cake for little 5-year-old Layla. Her birthday’s party was Alice in Wonderland – themed and she wanted a big cake and some cookies to match it. I tried to do my best to make her day very very special.

Inside this pale green cake (colour which I find very beautiful and girly), there was a couple of moist chocolate cakes covered in delicious ganache and filled with yummy vanilla buttercream.

These are some of the Alice in Wonderland cookies I also made:

Ready to go!

Hope you liked them!

Have a wonderful week,

Sara

Winnie The Pooh Cake

Hi there,

This is the last cake I’ve made this year. Hopefully more beautiful and challenging cakes are coming for the next 2016!

Winnie the Pooh is the main character in this yellow cake surrounded by bees. I modelled this topper out of sugarpaste. I was pretty happy with the result. His face is so cute! He seems so happy splashing the honey! Lol.

The rest of the cake was also decorated with fondant, but for the grass (which was hand piped with green buttercream).

Wishing you all a very happy and sweet New Year!

Sara

Rainbow Unicorn Cake

Hi there,

Few days ago I made this colourful rainbow unicorn cake for little Sofia. Despite she’s very young she was determined to have a unicorn birthday cake full of colours everywhere.

I made a buttercream petal effect on the sides of the cake. This technique is specially time-consuming when using several colours although really effective!

Both the unicorn and the rainbow, as well as the little clouds, were hand modelled out of fondant.

I made other treats to sweeten Sofia’s birthday party, like some iced cookies and these delicious mini rainbow cupcakes.

Have a nice and colourful week :-D

Sara