Last year, I wanted to make a cake that had some type of turkey on it for Thanksgiving.
Each cake I saw, was either shaped like a turkey or just didn't do it for me. I came up with this cute handprint turkey cake that wouldn't gross me out if we cut into it!
- I baked 2 -8 inch round cakes.
- When cooled, they were leveled with a knife making them straight.
- Place 1 round on the cake board and put filling on top of it. Then place the 2nd cake on top.
- Crumb coat the cakes all around.
- Sometimes, placing it in the freezer after prevents crumbs from surfacing as well.
- Choose your frosting and cover the entire cake.
- For the turkey, you can either..... place your child's hand gently on top of the cake and sketch it with a toothpick, then fill it in with brown frosting- OR- what I did was... I got a piece of parchament paper and sketched my son's handprint onto it. Then I flipped it over and used it as an outline. With frosting, I piped the outline to the hand. I then made the frosting thinner by adding a little water at a time. I filled the handprint in with the thinner frosting. The handprint was put into the freezer. Once it was hard, I gently peeled it off. (I do this technique when copying comic books or any type of characters as well).
- Decorate your turkey! The feathers were made from a leaf tip.
- Lastly, pipe a border. It looks cute and finished and more professional!
GOBBLE IT UP!