Bake and decorate a fun Thanksgiving centerpiece cake and your guests will Gobble It Up! Leaf-shaped pieces of fondant, attached to lollipop sticks with melted candy, form the colorful tail feathers of this holiday bird.
In advance, tint fondant yellow; roll out cut approximately 20 leaves using largest maple leaf cutter from set. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board. Spray lower part of leaves with Color Mist. gradually fading toward tops. (It is best to spray several light coats rather than 1 heavy coat.) Let dry 10 minutes. Attach lollipop sticks to backs of leaves with melted candy. Set aside.
Trim down beak area from duck cake to form a point. Ice beak smooth; pipe tip 3 horizontal line for mouth. Pipe tip 5 dot eyes and pupils (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover cake with tip 18 stars; add tip 18 pull-out stars on sides for wings. Pipe tip 2A outline and bead wattle. Cut sticks on leaves to various lengths and insert in ascending order on back of turkey.
Note: We recommend making this cake from a firm-textured batter recipe such as pound cake.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.