Sometimes a big cake is just too much after a delicious Thanksgiving meal. If you’re looking for a smaller, more personalized option, try making a Mini Turkey Thanksgiving Cake for your guests. Each mini cake serves one person, so these Thanksgiving treats could be desserts or party favors if you’re hosting this year. Made using the Mini Ball Pan, one batch can make up to 12 mini turkeys, so this is still a manageable project if you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving desserts for a larger crowd.
In advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough; cut tail feathers using daisy cutter. Cut off 3 petals to make a flat edge. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with colored sugars. Cut head using pattern. Bake and cool cookies.
Also: Use melted candy to attach lollipop stick to back of head cookie, leaving 2 in. extended to insert into cake; let set.
Bake and cool mini cakes; cut in half. Insert heads. Pipe tip 5 dot eyes, tip 3 dot pupils. Using tip 3, outline and fill in beak (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover head and body with tip 16 stars. Add tip 16 pull-out wings. Attach tail feathers with icing. Pipe tip 5 red wattle.
Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown. Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.
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.