You may be thinking… Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I need something to spruce up the decorations for our table as well as have some fun treats or everyone. How about making some Cake Bite Turkeys? They are a lot easier than you may think as long as you have the right tools and steps. So here is my fairly easy Cake Bite Turkey tutorial.
Start by making your favorite flavor of cake bites. The easiest way to do this is take a Betty Crocker cake mix(gluten free cakes work too) or whichever brand is your favorite, bake, then once it is cool mix with about 2/3 of a tub of frosting. The gluten free cakes do take a bit more frosting. I use a mini ice scream scoop to portion out the cake bites then roll until smooth. Now I place mine in the freezer. They don’t have to be completely frozen, but you want them fairly hard.
Here is what you will need to make the turkeys:
Rolled cake bites
Almond Bark- Chocolate, White and Red(I used the Wilton Candy Melts)
Orange Rainbow Chip Sprinkles
Take chocolate almond bark and melt in a glass bowl. I heat in about 1 minute intervals stirring between heatings. You don’t want to over heat the chocolate because it will get yucky on you. Heat just until melted. Break the pretzel sticks in half to use as the legs of the turkeys.
I put a toothpick in the top of my cake bites then dip them in the chocolate. This gives me something to hold on to while dipping. Some people use other methods, but this is my favorite. Place the dipped cake bite on a sheet of waxed paper. Before you move on to dip the next cake bite, you will need to place the brown M&M on the front of the cake bite. Place two of the pretzel stick halves on the bottom on the cake bite to make legs. Then take 3 candy corn and attach to the back of the cake bite. You will need to work quickly before the chocolate sets. If it winds up setting before you get the candy pieces on, then just dip the candy in the chocolate to use as “glue” and place on the cake bite.
The next part takes a little patience and hopefully a steady hand 🙂 Melt some of the white chocolate almond bark and place into one of the small plastic bottles with lids. You will then pipe on two dots for the eyeballs onto the top of the M&Ms. When the dots have dried, you will use an edible ink marker to make a small dot for the inside of the eye. I usually have to dab at it a few times for the color to stick.
Next you will place a small dot of chocolate below the eyeballs for a nose and place the Orange Chip sprinkle in the center of the M&M for the nose.
Lastly you will heat the red candy melts and place in the second decorating bottle. On a sheet of wax paper, pipe out V shapes to make the waddle for the turkeys. Once dried, apply them to the bottom of the M&M with some of the red melted candy melts.
TaDa… You will have a cute table decoration for your Thanksgiving table and everyone can eat it for dessert once dinner is over 🙂 If you wind up making some of the Cake Bite Turkeys share your pics with me!!
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