Bread Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece





Introduction: Bread Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Looking for the perfect centerpiece for this Thanksgiving.  This easy to make bread cornucopia will impress your guests and take little time out of your cooking schedule.

Step 1: Ingredients and Materials

3 11oz containers of refrigerated bread stick dough
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
2 Eggs
Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and other goodies to stuff in your cornucopia
Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Step 2: Shaping Foil

Cut a piece of aluminum foil 30" by 20".  Roll into a cone shape.  The open end of the cone should be 6-8".  

Stuff the cone with aluminum foil so the cone is solid.  Bend the end of the cone slightly so it looks like a cornucopia.  

If your cornucopia is not smooth, take a few strips of foil and wrap it around the cornucopia.

Spray foil with non-stick spray.

Step 3: Wrapping Dough

Roll each bread stick on a pan.

Start by wrapping one bread stick around the tip of the cornucopia.  Take the next bread stick and pinch one of its end to the end of the first bread stick.  Continue by adding bread sticks and spiraling up the cornucopia.  The bread sticks should overlap by 1/4" to 1/2".  

You can get creative with your cornucopia by breading and weaving the dough around the aluminum. 

Step 4: Baking

Mix eggs.  Glaze cornucopia with egg.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Check on it to make sure it doesn't burn.

Step 5: Create Centerpiece

Add vegetables, fruits, nuts, and more to complete the centerpiece.  

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Is there some way of preserving this so it can be re used?

You can spray a finished bread product with lacquer or 'clear coat'. It seals the bread and helps prevent absorption of moisture, and it wont attract pests and vermin, as the sealant renders it inedible.

That is a beautiful edible centerpiece and quite original. I think I may use this idea this coming T-giving to send out as gifts. Thank you for your participation.

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Keep the prize, I just love how you thought outside of the box! Will be doing that here!!

Didnt realize this was two years old lol. Making this tonight in preparation for tomorrow. Instead of a shelf dough im using challah dough that i got from my job (a traditional "from scratch" bread bakery. It should turn out nicely. Im gonna post the picture even though the contest was over years ago ;)

Whoa! Seriously? That is some old-school pilgrim magic. Impressed.

How do you get the foil out after its baked?

WOW what a hit this cornucopia was. Thank you for the easy step by step instructions....I actually found this on another site first but when I continued to search came across your site and was glad to see how easy you made it look. So I gave it a shot. My daughter actually came into the kitchen while I was beginning it and found such an interest in it she helped, she actually almost did the entire project on her own....It was the highlight of the holiday.....from the time i brought it in to the time I left everyone was still talking about it...My sister even asked me to make one for an upcoming party she is having...Thanx again and look forward to using your site and what you have planned for Christmas projects.....R.C.


you had me at Babybel