Bread Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece





Introduction: Bread Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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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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38 Discussions

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.


4 years ago

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.

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Looks awesome, and I'm so happy to hear your daughter had a fun time making it!

I saw this and loved it. However my version was not a center piece. I made mini ones that people could put their food into and eat it together.
How did it go over with the guest? My mother said cute. My boyfriend thought it was awesome. And my grandma was relived because her oven would not didn't finish her rolls till after the meal was over.
Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you like this version!

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I want to thank everyone who participated! I'm really impressed with how your cornucopias came out. Because all the entries were so awesome I'm giving everyone a 1 year pro-membership! You will receive a PM letting you know how to redeem your pro-membership.

I included a picture of my bread cornucopia. I made it for my housemates and they were all really impressed. I also made my butternut squash soup ( so people were able to break off pieces of the cornucopia and dip it in the soup.



This was an awesome project! My daughter and I baked it the night before and had it ready for the family gathering! Everyone was utterly impressed and asked for the website! Ah ha! Instructables we said! We loved the way it looked and then "gobbled" it down with the fondu! Really fun project and not so hard to do!

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I love the idea of putting mini pumpkins in the corncopia! I wish I thought of that!

We had a great time with this and I was able to spend some time with my niece at this special family occasion. Everyone really liked the project and it looked super great on the table. We also took the time to make the dough from scratch. And, yes we ate it afterword..

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