Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Help

Decorating By Charmed Updated 19 Nov 2011 , 3:53am by hails

Charmed Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:36am
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I am making a thanksgiving turkey cake and I am having problem how to make the drumsticks....Do I make them separately? and how do I attach them to the body? do you make them out of cake or just fondant? help please...

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lovecakes52 Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 7:03am
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Are you talking about the turkey cake that looks like it just came out of the oven?

shuswapcakes Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 1:36pm
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If you are talking about making the cake above, I've always made "meringue bones" instead of using gum paste or fondant. All you need to do is make up meringue, like you would for lemon meringue pie, and place the meringue into a piping bag or zip lock back and then pipe out "bones" onto wax paper. Bake for 1.5 hours at 200 degrees. They're a bit fragile so I always make extra just in case I break one (or need to eat one) but the look exacly like bones and taste awsome! icon_biggrin.gif

Charmed Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 3:22am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lovecakes52

Are you talking about the turkey cake that looks like it just came out of the oven?



yes just like a oven roasted turkey!!

ChristineCMC Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:55am
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When I made my turkey cake, I just used cake balls that I shaped by hand and then covered with fondant.

hails Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 4:28am
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How funny I literally just finished mine ten min ago, I used rice krispie treats for the drum sticks did not make wings cause it fd not work out, I did not attach them with anything I placed them in the right spot and then frosted it all together hope that helps good luck feel free to ask if u need more help

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 4:49am
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Look at the *Sticky* that is currently going to be right above this thread as soon as I post it, lol! It is literally the last sticky that is in the "How do I?" section.

sillywabbitz Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 5:21am
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I did a quick tutorial when I did mine last year

http://www.keeponcaking.com/2010/12/how-to-make-a-turkey-cake/

I used Rice Krispy treats for the drumsticks and wings.

JanH Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 5:46am
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Charmed Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 2:15am
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

I did a quick tutorial when I did mine last year

http://www.keeponcaking.com/2010/12/how-to-make-a-turkey-cake/

I used Rice Krispy treats for the drumsticks and wings.



Great tutorial thumbs_up.gif

Charmed Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 2:19am
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thanks ladies thumbs_up.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 2:38am
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Thanks Charmed! I try and take pics as I go for most of my projects. I've learned so much from CC and the Internet, I feel I should give back when I canicon_smile.gif

hails Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 3:53am
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Thanks Charmed! I try and take pics as I go for most of my projects. I've learned so much from CC and the Internet, I feel I should give back when I canicon_smile.gif



And we really appreciate you I just saw your tutorial it is brilliant I so wish I saw this before I made mine yesterday, your pics and explanation are brilliant thx agai

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