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.

Petal nozzle. Piping single petals.


  • 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/
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  • Reeses (peanut butter cups):
  • 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!


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

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

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

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!