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Feathered Friend Cake

This Thanksgiving, present Tom Turkey in a new way?atop a Crown Pan cake. Use the largest Leaf Cut-Out to form fondant feathers, fashion the torso from cookies, and then watch guests gobble up your flavorful bird.
Makes: Cake serves 12; cookie serves 1.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make feathers. Tint 6 oz. fondant yellow and 8 oz. orange.

Step 2

Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using largest leaf Cut-Out?, cut 17 yellow and 22 orange feathers; reverse cutter for half of each color.

Step 3

Let dry on cake board dusted with cornstarch. Using red FoodWriter?, draw vein lines on feathers.

Step 4

Ice crown cake smooth; build up icing at top to level. Prepare cookie dough; roll out and cut body and head using pattern and knife. Bake and cool.

Step 5

Attach an outer row of orange feathers, then a row of yellow feathers. Position cookie.

Step 6

Pipe tip 3 dot eys and pupils (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 7

Pipe in tip 3 beak and wattle (pat smooth). Cover cookie with tip 16 stars.

Step 8

Pipe in tip 5 feet and pat smooth; indent with edge of spatula for toes. Pipe tip 16 pull-out star wings.

*Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.

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Feathered Friend Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought this was a cute idea and relatively easy to make. I made this for Thanksgiving and the family loved it. I liked that this idea used sugar cookies instead of fondant.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this one. So quick to do.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for Thanksgiving... I made a few changes since I didnt have the crown pan. I used the elmo pan turned upside down. I also piped in his feathers since my fondant skills werent the best! It did turn out very well though!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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