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.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
Rated 5 out of
I was a bit nervous doing this however the cake came out AWESOME! Love, love Wilton!
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 5 out of
I made this using a sugar cookie recipie for the tail and dipped the cookies in colored chocolate. I glued a foam block behind the cake to put the sticks in and it worked out fine with one exception. I ran out of cookies so next time i'll make extras to put on the side. everyone loved this one.
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 4 out of
I made this cake. I did not have the fondant so I used cookies instead for the tail feathers. It looked really cute except the cookies were a bit too heavy for the tail. Luckily they did not have to sit too long because they were starting to fall out. I cut the cookies using a leaf cookie cutter (I could not find a maple leaf so I used a longer leaf). I frosted each leaf in orange, yellow & red.