Turkey Cake Tips
How else can you decorate a turkey cake?
First, make sure you’ve frosted the cake the way you like by following our guide on how to frost a cake
. Then, give your turkey some personality by making it your own! Swap the chocolate feathers for your favorite wafer cookies, pipe on goofy eyebrows, or make a little Pilgrim hat out of an upside down cake cone dipped in chocolate. If you don’t have pre-colored candy discs, you can dye white chocolate different colors on your own with a few drops of candy coloring, but steer away from liquid or gel coloring that isn’t formulated for chocolate use, or you’ll end up with bowl of seized chocolate. To learn more about which kind of food coloring to use when, check out our Test Kitchen’s guide to types of food coloring
How should you store this turkey cake?
Cakes can be such a challenging bake to store, and particularly decorated cakes like this one. The best way to store this turkey cake is under a cake dome, or in a cake keeper. After you’ve sliced a frosted cake, press plastic wrap on the exposed sponge, which will keep it from drying out. Be sure to eat the cake within three to four days! Learn the best ways to store baked goods
, from cakes to cookies to cheesecake.
What is the best way to transport this turkey cake?
Taking this cake to go? Add the feathers once you get to your destination so they don’t break. Keep your cake in a domed cake carrier, and for extra security put a square of rubber shelf liner under your cake plate to keep it from jostling around during the car ride. —Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 slice: 736 calories, 40g fat (23g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 91g carbohydrate (74g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.