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The idea went something like this. "We should make cake pops." "We should make them for Thanksgiving." "Let's make a giant cake pop shaped like a turkey."  Conclusion: my husband and I are weird.
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Step 1: Bake Cake

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This was our first time making cake pops, but I knew the basic concept.  We started by baking two different cakes, chocolate and vanilla (for dark and light meat).

Step 2: Crumble Cake

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Next, we dived in and started crumbling the cake up.  I went straight in with my hands.  Once it was crumbled, I added in about 2/3 a can of frosting and worked it into a nice dough.

Step 3: Sculpt

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For the body of the turkey, I just took the entire blob of vanilla and molded it into a turkey shape.  For the drumsticks and wings, I molded smaller shapes and stuck sticks in them.  It was a little weird putting sticks in the wings but it will make it slightly easier to eat.

Step 4: Cover with Chocolate

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Now it was time for chocolate.  We used bakers chocolate.  I've heard people mention using those candy melts as well, but I don't have the experience to compare.  For the drumsticks and wings, I was able to dip it in and roll around.  Since the appendages were pretty heavy, I used a spoon to help pour chocolate over and cover it.

For the body, I just poured a bowl of melted chocolate over the top and used a spoon to help spread it around.  Be sure to do this on a non-stick surface and not your final serving platter.  The chocolate really pools at the bottom so later you will trim the excess and move it.
could you use white chocolate or would it be to weird, im keen to know your opinion
jchang8 (author)  scott_green1 year ago
You could definitely use white chocolate, you would just end up with a white turkey. Maybe make some white meat and dark meat ;)
danlynne072 years ago
lol.great idea...gotta love it.
gnatquill3 years ago
This is an awesome idea but one question: is the cake very sweet or is it just like eating a normal cake?
jchang8 (author)  gnatquill3 years ago
It is pretty sweet. I couldn't eat quite as much of this as I could normal cake.
bgoldberg13 years ago
To get a more realistic shape and texture, you could get a turkey mold, coat the inside with chocolate, then squish the cake stuff in after the chocolate cools.

After unmolding, make holes in the chocolate with a hot knife, and poke in the sticks.
NateHoy3 years ago
If you are weird, the world needs more weirdness. Just sayin'. Awesome idea.
Beauceron3 years ago
You may be a little weird but I prefer that over BORING. Great work!
florinc3 years ago
Weird indeed.
lmnopeas3 years ago
Really cool! I would put a layer of German Chocolate frosting over it to mimic the color of a turkey. Wish I would have seen the recipe before Thanksgiving. Definitely making this next year.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
That is awesome! Great idea! So much chocolate goodness!