Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Cake Balls!

Welcome to post #2 of my Thanksgiving Blog Blitz!  I will have a new blog post for you every few days from now until Turkey day. I hope you enjoy.

It's Turkey Season!

I don't know about you guys, but I have  serious crush on cute little turkey themed treats. I love seeing all the adorable confections that people come up with  this time of year. I did a post a couple of years ago about Thanksgiving cake balls, which we make every year. But I wanted to kick them up a notch this year, and turn them into something  more fun and eye catching.

And here is what I came up with:

Tee hee hee.

They tickle me pink. Well, they tickle me orange and yellow, anyway.

Here is how you make 'em:

You will need Whopper candies and your dipped cake balls in the flavor of your choice.

Cut the fondant  "feathers" by  using 3 sizes of blossom cutters. See the brown ones? Ignore those. I decided later that I did not like the brown feathers so I  left them off.

If you like, hit the edges of them with some airbrush color to make them pop and give them dimension.

To make the little front wings,  cut two petals out of a blossom with an exacto knife.

Attach a whopper for his head, 3 blossoms for his fan of feathers, and his side wings with melted chocolate.

Attach candy googly eyes, and pipe his beak and that jiggly red thing with royal icing.

To make the base he is standing on, pour some melted chocolate into a round cookie cutter that has some wax or parchment paper under it.

Pop it into the freezer until fully firm and release it from the cutter.

Use two more petals cut and carved out with a knife to make his feet.

Attach the turkey and his feet with chocolate to the base.


What you lookin' at Willis?

I simply adore these turkey cake balls. I can see them sitting on top of a bread plate at each place setting on the Thanksgiving dining table.  Your guests will simply go nuts over them, and you will get rave reviews for being such a clever confectionery creator. 

I hope you try them out!

Happy turkey-ing,

PS. You can learn how to make perfect cake balls step by step in our Back To Basics DVD.


Nikole said...

OSC...Oh So Cute!! LOVE them. Think I might Pinterest them later!! <3 Nikole

The Cakerator said...

Adorable, I feel a project with the kiddies coming on for Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Sharon,I will just have to make some of these for Thanksgivings>

Jules49 said...

Super cute!! I can see these will be on the to-do list for Thanksgiving! Thanks!!

Kirsten said...

Adorable. My son's birthday is thanksgiving day. He wants a zombie cake. I think some zombie turkeys would be perfect. Ha ha. Thanks for such great inspiration.

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MÜNSTER said...

Wonderfulllll.... Very cute.... Thanks.:::))

Marianna said...

Oh, honey, of course I'm going to make these! My family will go nuts! Thanks so much for the idea.

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LadybugLuggage said...

Adorable, think the kids are going to have making and taste testing, quality control at its finest.Thanks for sharing.

CCC said...

My next project. Giveaways at TG.

Alison McKenzie said...

Absolutely adorable! :0)

Josée said...

I love them! So much so that I am making them for my son's class. I have one question though. Do you think you could fill muffin tins with chocolate to make the discs? Does chocolate release from metal as easily as from plastic? I hope you know!

SugarEd Productions said...

Jose, they should release fine from the pan. get thm good and cold in the freezer.

Artesana said...

Precioso paso a paso,me encanta!Saludos desde España.

Denice Morrison said...

You could use the silicone cupcake molds for the base too. So Cute!

Josée said...

You were right! The muffin tins worked like a charm! Thank you for always being there to answer our questions.

Diane said...

love them...