Introduction: Thanksgiving Meal: Cake Style

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A friend said, hey I want to make a bunch of cakes that look like a Thanksgiving meal, can you do that for me, oh and btw I need it tomorrow.

I said yes it's always fun to be challenged.

Step 1: Making the Cake

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Buy your favorite cake mix and prepare it per the directions.

To get the shapes you need for your Thanksgiving cake meal you might need to get creative.  I used bowls and a casserole dish to get mine.

Step 2: Turkey: Make It Brown

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When you have your turkey shape (sorry I forgot a pic of this cake out of the oven) Lay the pound cake to the side, you can cut these to shape if you like.  Origionally I was going to make the legs out of rice crispy treats, but when I got asked to do this, time was really short and my boys and husband wanted a real Thanksgiving dinner so I was crunched for time.

I whipped up my favorite frosting recipe then added unsweetened Hershey coco and a dash of food coloring. 

Step 3: Potatoes

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To make the mashed potatoes I used my favorite frosting recipe again and covered the cake, making sure to "whip" the cake up with the cake knife this will make you have a mashed potato feel.  The gravy was made using Smucker's hot caramel ice cream topping.  To make it pour more like gravy I nuked it for a few seconds before pouring it on.

Step 4: Pumpkin Pie

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What's better than a pie cake, why nothing!

Step 5: Candied Yams

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TO make candied yams I died my frosting a nice yam orange, then used a little but of the coco and vanilla frosting and ran it through my pastry bag to make a cooked marshmallow look.

Step 6: Sweetest Thanksgiving

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And there you have it a quick and easy sugar filled Thanksgiving!

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-12-01

You know I just love mashed potatoes already, but those mashed potatoes look even better than the real thing!

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-30

Love the potatoes! So cute!

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