This turkey cake is really simple. I just baked a 9-inch round dense chocolate cake, then covered it with buttercream icing which I colored yellow.

I then cut out fondant in layers to create the turkey, using cookie cutters of various round shapes. The turkey feathers I drew a template for, and then cut around. For the letters, I used fondant letter cutters from Wilton.

Finally, I used piped jell icing to create the legs and the “feathers” on the wings. And for the yellow on top of the tail feathers, I used a pastry bag to pipe the icing on, and topped it with store-bought sprinkles. Viola! Simple as can be.