Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This Turkey Takes the Cake

My kid's school threw their Fall Fair this past weekend, and I signed up to donate cakes and cupcakes for the cakewalk booth. I think they came out super cute and my kids were very excited to turn them in! 
 We made 2 dozen cupcakes and 2 turkey cakes 
For the turkey cakes I used this mix I was given on my trip to NYC. It's two separate mixes that were the perfect amount for my Wilton bowl pan! The cakes came out moist yet sturdy enough to work with so I had no problem with it falling apart as I tried to ice it. If you love red velvet cake, you'll love this fall inspired version!
I used mini marshmallows for the eyes and drew on them with a food safe marker. For the beak and waddle I raided the kid's Halloween candy and molded starbursts  after heating them in the microwave for a couple seconds.
For the feathered body, all you need to do is make rows of large dots of icing out of a piping bag and then press your spatula or spoon in the middle of the drop of icing and drag it down so it flattens it slightly. I'm sorry I didn't get a pic of that step, but I promise it's super easy! 
The weather was awful, but the kids had fun through the freezing cold drizzle! 
And, we were lucky enough to win two of the class raffle baskets!!
 One basket full of board games and the Yeti cooler, which Louis is over the moon excited about
All packed up and ready to go!


  1. Now that turkey does take the cake! Too bad my little girl's school fall carnival is already passed. But great idea for next year for our cake walk. I love that Autumn Velvet blend, yum!

    1. It was so yummy Jenn, I will use it again for sure and I think they also had a red and green Christmas one!

  2. Those turkey cakes turned out so cute! I miss the days of the school events like that. :D

    1. Thanks! I was happy with the way they came out but was laughing when my kids wanted to buy back our own crap we donated! LOL Nothing like donating an item and then paying for it again!


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