For Thanksgiving I wanted to make a turkey cake, but I didn’t want it to be a flat cake so I found this one and tried it out. I used the Rubber Ducky cake pan from Wilton to make this cake. I used pound cake, cake mix just to make sure that the feathers in the back would hold up and not fall out.
The night before Thanksgiving I made the fondant using the marshmallow fondant recipe. Die it yellow and cut out 20 maple leaves and let dry over night. The next day when they were dry I used red color mist and lightly sprayed the bottom half of the leaves. Then I cut small dowel rods different sizes and melted white candy to hold the rods on the back of the maple leaves.
First I frosted the beak and used corn starch to smooth it out. Then I put the eyes on using tip number 4. Then you do the brown frosting using tip number 18 to make stars. For the wings on the side of the bird I used the leaf tip number 67. Because you hold the frosting bag so long to do the brown I made two bags and went back and forth between the two keeping one in the fridge to stay cool, so the frosting wouldn’t get melty.
After you frost the whole bird brown then you can stick the leaves on dowel rods into the back half of the bird. This cake came out so good I got so many compliments. This was the center piece for the desert table.