I collect Wilton shaped pans when I find them cheap at yard sales and charity shops, but I never use them. I noticed my 1970s turkey-shaped pan today and have been mulling an idea. Instead of baking it and then icing it, what if I color some of the batter with shades of brown, bronze, tan... turkey colors!...and pipe it into the feather patterns etc and then......I’m thinking freeze it briefly and then pour the rest of the batter over it, bake. I would then torte, fill and brush a sugar syrup over it.
We’ve all seen the patterned jelly rolls done this way. It would be largely the same, but using the indented patterns of the pan.
That sounds like a good idea to me Just be careful when you add the extra/plain batter that you don’t disturb what’s already there There might be a change of color in those indents — you know how batter darkens when baked
I think it sounds beautiful and I bet you could do the same thing by using differents breads and using the pan for baking.