Thanksgiving is not complete without a Turkey. I mean a Roasted Turkey Cake. Yes… A cake shaped like a roasted Turkey that looks like it has been roasted to perfection.
Turkey and I have sort of a love-hate relationship. You know the usual, trying to get a moist, delicious bird or every once in a while, a jerked flavor turkey, but not exactly achieving it. I am more of a baker than a chef, but that’s for another day. However, I wanted to try making a cake that looks like a roasted Turkey. I had a few 8-inch and 6-inch rounds that were frozen and couldn’t wait to make this cake.
When I told a few people, I made a Turkey cake they were expecting the bird to be standing with the feathers frilled. Sorry, to disappoint. I wanted to make this turkey cake using only items on hand. Making this roasted Turkey cake was surprisingly easy.
Making the Turkey Cake wings and legs
Place the turkey cake on the final board. I placed the cake on a Thanksgiving platter that I found at the dollar tree, but you can dress it up on any platter.
At first, I use cocoa butter and brown petal dust (a new technique I wanted to practice), then realized it was way too dark. It was time for a do over. On my second I used copper and gel color to get a golden finish.
That’s it your roasted Turkey Cake is done. If you like this tutorial pin it for later and share with friends. Enjoy happy caking.