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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Turkey Cake Balls

I know it's not even October yet and Thanksgiving is still almost 2 months away, but I'm feeling especially festive and in the mood for fall, so I thought I'd post these little guys today.

Last year, right around Thanksgiving, I hosted a Shutterfly Party (through and I decided to do something holiday themed and make Turkey cake pops as part of the refreshments.

I'd like to say that they were easy, but not really. They were pretty time consuming. If you've ever made cake pops, you know what I mean.

I used Bakerella's method to make the actual cake ball - crumbled cake a store bought frosting. I then coated them with Almond Bark (it's like the Wilton Candy Melts, but cheaper) and decorated them.

Here's what I used:

-Almond Bark (probably almost 2 packages)
-Indian Candy Corn - like the regular candy corn but it's brown and red instead of orange and yellow. Also, you want the whole candy corns for feathers and then a bunch of the white tips broken off for the beaks.
-Butter cream frosting in light brown, white, red and black
-Decorating bags (4) and tips #12, 1, 2, &3
-Pretzel sticks, halved

1. Cover the cake balls with the Almond Bark
2. As you're coating them, stick in the pretzels for legs and the candy corn for feathers. I actually didn't do this. I coated them and stuck in feathers as I went, but I wish I'd done the pretzels then too. If you look closely you can see where I had to use butter cream to get the legs to stick or where the coating cracked as I stuck in the pretzels.
3. After the coating has hardened, pipe on the turkey "head" using the light brown frosting. I used a #12 tip to make the job quicker. It was just a simple ball shape.
4. Using the white and black frosting, make the eyes. For the whites of the eyes I think I used tip #3. For the black, I used tip #1.
5. Using the white ends of the candy corn, stick them on the head to make a beak.
6. With the red frosting, pipe a little "gobbler" onto the turkey heads using tip #2 or 3.

Sorry - no pics of the process. This was done pre-blog.

Look at those funny little minions!


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  1. So fun, I have not seen a lot of turkey things yet. I hope you will join my weekly linky party and strut your stuff.
    Fri-monday anything goes, and I also have a fall ongoing linky you could use. Hope to see you soon.

  2. these are adorable so super cute

  3. I'm not much of a baker, but I'm gonna have to try this...I'm in charge of deserts every Thanksgiving (thank goodness for Marie Calendars)...hehehe...I just might surpise the family.

    Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  4. Oh I've tried cake balls many times, and even the simple balls are not easy. Last year I tried the turkey cake pops. I planned to make 45 of them for a large gathering. I only made about 12 ! NOT easy at Your's turned out great.. looks like you made more than I did!
    Gobble Gobble!

  5. Adorable turkeys!

  6. Your turkey cake balls are adorable. I still remember how time consuming the barnyard cake pops were (even though I cheated and used donut holes). Thanks for sharing!

  7. How fun is this!! :) And sounds yummy too! :)

  8. Super cute and they sound yummy! Thanks for linking up, you been featured at The Kurtz Corner FB Fan Page! Go check it out! :)

  9. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :)


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