Why not give this symbol of the season a place of honor on your Thanksgiving dessert table? It?s a combination of what guest love, all rolled into one. Turkey body is created from a candy plaque made with Candy Melts® shaped in the Sports Ball Pan set. Feathers are made with delicious Roll-Out Cookie recipe and neck and wings take flight with Chocolate Roll-Out Cookie recipe.
Using "painting method" and Pumpkin mold, mold 20 to 25 pumpkins. Refrigerate until firm; unmold. Make desired amount and flavors of truffles, refrigerate until ready to position.
Use Sports Ball Pan, 2 pks. of melted cocoa candy and make shell top and bottom. Fill pan or mold to the top edge with melted candy. Tap on counter to remove air bubbles. Let chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until a 1/4 in. shell has formed. Pour out excess candy, smooth top edges with spatula and chill for 15-20 minutes longer. Carefully unmold shells (if you have difficulty removing shells, place in freezer for 2-3 minutes, then unmold). Excess candy can be reheated and used again. Refrigerate until firm, unmold.
Tint large batch of cookies yellow and use largest maple leaf cutter to cut 28 "feathers". Before baking, sprinkle cookies with sugars: 7 yellow, 8 orange, 13 red. Use smallest maple leaf cutter to make 2 yellow "feet". Bake and cool according to directions. Attach lollipop sticks to backs of feather cookies with melted candy.
Roll out chocolate cookie dough. Cut turkey body out and 2 wings using largest oak leaf cookie cutter. Bake and cool according to directions. Use melted candy to attach lollipop sticks to backs of wings; attach 2 lollipop sticks to back of body for support. Pipe eyes and wattle (tint white Candy Melts® red) and attach candy corn nose with melted candy in cut parchment bag.
Glue 10 in. Cake Circle to bottom of craft circle; wrap with foil. Attach bottom half of chocolate shell to base and pumpkin candies to side of base with melted candy. Insert feathers in ascending order behind candy base, trimming sticks to desired lengths. Attach feet to base with melted candy. Insert body and wings. Fill shell with truffles and pumpkin candies. Position top of shell.
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Rated 3 out of
The idea here was adorable. I made some changes to accommodate product I didn't own, like the sports ball pan. I just cut out a big circle to make the turkey body.
The trouble I had was making the sticks stay on the backs of the cookies so everything would stay in place. I might just need more practice with the candy melts, but it was hard to find a balance between too much and not enough. The sticks either broke the cookies(too much candy "glue") or they fell off repeatedly.
I also purchased ready-made pumpkins to cut down on all the steps.
I think it would help having different lengths of the sticks, as well, to cut down on the guesswork of where to place the sticks, and get a mote accurate tiered effect
We made some other changes that did work, like thinned cookie icing which we dipped the feathers in to add some dimension to the colors and make the more "feathered"
Lastly, be careful if you change the cookie recipe. We went with a gingerbread, but it was too soft. Make sure you have a stiffer cookie.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of
This is such a cute idea and everyone really did "Gobble it up." It was fairly easy, the hardest part was getting the chocolate shell just the right thickness so it wasn't too thick to hold the candy or too thin to get it out of the pan. It turned out really cute!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
I made this for Thanks giving.Everyone loved it. I gave additional decoration by brush embroidering all the cookies and it gave cookies a feather effect. everyone was very proud of me and so did I.