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Thanks for Our Family Thanksgiving Cake


The whole family is gathered around this cute Thanks for Our Family Thanksgiving Cake. A perfect Thanksgiving dessert for your celebration, this Thanksgiving cake brings the whole family around a delicious fondant turkey. This is an extra fun project for decorators who love to add a personalized flair to their dessert ideas, and each family member can get a slice of cake with their own fondant doppelganger! A fun, yet exciting, challenge for cake decorators, this Thanks for Our Family Thanksgiving Cake is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.
Makes: Cake serves 24.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance, make dinner guests: Prepare 1/2 recipe Wilton Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant and Gum Tex?; tint light copper. Use Gingerbread Boys Cutter Set to cut 10 people in various sizes. Let dry. Using royal icing, decorate people fronts first, let dry, then decorate backs: Pipe-in tip 3 and 4 clothing (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 2 dot and string facial features, hair, trims on skirts, shirts and pants. Let dry.

Step 2

To make silverware, cover pattern with waxed paper. Using royal icing, pipe tip 2 spoon, knife and fork handle; pipe tip 1 tines on fork. Make 10 sets of silverware; let dry (make extras to allow for breakage). To make dinner plates and cups, tint 1/2 pk. of fondant ivory. Roll out fondant and cut 10 plates using wide end of tip 1A; let dry on surface dusted with cornstarch. For cups, roll a 1/2 in. diameter piece of fondant and press in center using little finger dipped in cornstarch. Make 10 cups. Smooth sides and flatten bottom with fingers. For handle, roll a small string of fondant and attach at sides with brush dipped in water.

Step 3

To make turkey, platter and vegetables, tint 1/4 pk. of fondant brown, 1 in. diameter ball grey, 1 in. ball red and 1 in. ball green. Prepare 2-layer 10 in. round cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Cover with 11/4 packages of fondant. Smooth with Easy Glide Smoothers.

Step 4

Attach place settings, silverware and turkey platter to table with royal icing. Insert lollipop sticks for candles. Pipe tip 2 royal icing flame on ends. Attach dinner guests to cake with royal icing.

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Our Turkey is an easy addition to your Thanksgiving cake. Fondant makes it simple to achieve small details like wings and the lettuce and tomato garnish.

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Thanks for Our Family Thanksgiving Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made this cake for Thanksgiving this year and everyone fell in love with it. A great success!
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is so cute. I decorated the people to resemble family members and hand painted the plates and cups to match my mom's table settings. Everyone loved and it and I had a lot of fun making it.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for Thanksgiving one year. Everyone loved it and was very impressed with the detail in it. It isn't terribly difficult but takes a lot of time. I made my turkey a little smaller than this recipe calls for and added a bowl of corn and a bowl of green beans.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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