For Thanksgiving, I knew I had a great excuse to try one of Bakerella’s creations again. I thought these were so so cute, and looked easy enough, so I started my adventures across Baton Rouge to find these cute decorations to make my turkeys!
I found everything I needed at Wal-Mart and Michael’s, so thankfully, it was easy to find what was needed. 🙂
I decided to start with making a basic white cake and add golden yellow and orange food coloring to each 8″ cake for Thanksgiving colors.
Turkey Cake Pops
- 9×13 baked and cooled cake (any flavor)
- chocolate candy melts or bark
- 2 cups of buttercream (any flavor)
- espresso beans (makes turkey’s head)
- rainbow chip sprinkles (makes turkey’s beak)
- red heart sprinkles (makes turkey’s snood…and yes, I googled to find the correct term for that body part LOL!)
- stick pretzels (makes turkey’s legs)
- caramel candy corn (makes turkey’s feathers)
- black gel decorating icing or black food coloring pen (to draw eyes)
- lollipop sticks
- Using your hands, crumble cooled cake into small crumbs in a bowl. Add buttercream, one dollop at a time, mixing thoroughly, until the mixture can form easily into shapes. Be careful, because putting too much icing will make the mixture very sticky and difficult to dip into chocolate.
- Form the cake mixture into balls and then stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set.
- In the meantime, put your chocolate in a double boiler to melt it. Take the cake balls out a few at a time, and put the lollipop stick in through the bottom. Then, dip in chocolate and set on a cookie sheet to dry.
- After all cake balls are dry, using chocolate as a glue, affix the decorations onto the cake ball to turn it into a turkey!