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Surprise your family this Thanksgiving by serving a roasted turkey…for dessert!
Then, wow them even more when you cut the first slice and candy corn comes falling out! This piñata style cake is a fun way to feed a big crowd. It's not only stuffed with candy, but also filled with a sweet take on Thanksgiving Day stuffing!
There are a few ways to serve a turkey cake, either on a platter or in a roasting pan filled with real (or fondant) fruits, vegetables, and herbs. I chose to make some lettuce and carrots out of fondant, which added a nice pop of color.
If you own an airbrush, you can spray the turkey with some orange, red, and brown to give it a realistic look. I used some spray mist food coloring to add some dimension to my cake. The cake looks great just frosted too, so this is an optional step!
Another optional step is creating some vegetables or fruit out of colored fondant or modeling chocolate. I made lettuce and a few carrots. You can also just use real vegetables, fruits or herbs to adorn your platter.
This cake will keep at room temperature for up to two days. The longer it sits, the more moisture will accumulate on the candy inside the cake. I always add a bit more candy to the cake as I'm serving it, just to add more color to the dessert plates.
Serve this turkey cake to your Thanksgiving guests for a fun, surprising dessert!