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:
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 the turkey and his feet with chocolate to the base.
SO STINKIN 'CUTE!
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!
PS. You can learn how to make perfect cake balls step by step in our Back To Basics DVD.