Cool Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake

My husband and I always host Thanksgiving dinner for our very close friends and family.

I love the tradition of having a cornucopia on my table. I normally make cornucopia using a horn-shaped bamboo basket with fresh fruits and dried corn, some fresh fall flowers, and some dried decorative squash.

Since I love making cakes, not as a business but as a hobby, I the realized why not make a cornucopia cake as something new?

The cake is made of lemon cake which I got the recipe on-line and I used three round cake pans to bake. The cake is four layers with chocolate buttercream icing and cut around to make a V-shape.

For the frosting, I used chocolate mousse, a very basic recipe out of gelatine and cocoa powder and whipping cream. Then I arrange those fresh fruits to make it look like the fruits are coming out of the basket, which is a symbol of abundance.

I am supposed to make a basket weave pattern for my frosting but my chocolate mousse is a bit soft, so I ended up using the cake comb to run over the frosting to make it look like a diagonal basketweave.

Our guest came and it surprises them with all that ‘WOW….. AAHHHH…. GREAT JOB.”

I’m so proud of myself!

Cool Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake

Cool Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake

Cool Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake

Cool Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake