Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

These unique cake decorating ideas for Thanksgiving cakes and treats will have family and friends ‘ooohing’ and ‘ahhhing’ at your mad cake decorating skills! You might not think that Thanksgiving cakes are all that common, but some of us enjoy cake as much as pie.

Decorating Thanksgiving cakes is a creative and fun activity that adds quite a bit of interest to your holiday family gathering.  Imagine the faces on your friends and family when you bring out a creatively decorated Thanksgiving cake, cupcakes, or other yummy treats.

My famous buttermilk pies, along with pumpkin and pecan pies are still requisite fare at my holiday table, but my personal favorite is cake so … I have to have my cake!

The easiest way I’ve found to learn some of the more unique cake decorating ideas is to study some cakes and their pictures. I gravitate toward web sites that not only show pictures of decorated cakes I’d like to try making, but that describe how they did it.

Featured Image:  Thanksgiving Cake by Patticakes!  by tibbygirl on Flickr, Commons 2.0

See the featured image above with the Autumn leaves?  Looks so hard doesn’t it?  But you can do the same thing by either frosting your cake in a shade of chocolate frosting or cover it with fondant.  Then, use one of these handy molds to cut out your Fall leaves, place them where you want them around your cake…and wah-lah!  You have your very own version of the same cake.

Maple Leaves Mini Silicone Sugar Fondant Decorating MoldFondant Silicone Cake Molds, 6 Cavity Leaves ShapeSugarcraft Silicone Fondant Mold Leaf Shape

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

Brach’s Pumpkin Mellowcremes Fall Candy

Now, how about this lovely Pumpkin Spice Cake with the cute pumpkin decorations by Natalia Wilson on Flickr that’s shown here. It’s pretty and easy and one of those easy cake decorating ideas that anyone can do!

You could sculpt the pumpkins from marzipan, fondant, gum paste OR you could use those yummy mellow creme candy pumpkins, an Autumn mix version of mellow creme candies or even candy corn. Yum!

Be sure to get a big bag of candy pumpkins because you’re going to want to do “taste-testing!” Set out some more of the candies on pretty candy dishes on your table to enjoy with coffee later.

If you wanted to take it up another notch, you could add leaves you make with the molds I showed you at the top of the post.

Of course, another easy cake decorating idea is to use a novelty shaped cake pan, like the Wilton novelty cake pans. There are several sweet possibilities and they’d be super easy to decorate to your own preferences. I included the football cake pan because you know the guys would get a kick out of a football cake on Thanksgiving Day!

Platinum Classic Turkey Cake PanTurkey Cake Pan by Nordic Ware

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

Turkey Cake ~ Believe It Or Not This Is A Cake, Not A Turkey by Kyle Nishioka on Flickr, Commons 2.0

How To Decorate A Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

Here is a great video I found for decorating a Thanksgiving cake in the shape of a turkey for your family gathering. Isn’t that picture above hysterical??

There are so many more ways to decorate a scrumptious Thanksgiving cake for your family feast. Take a look at these gorgeous Thanksgiving cupcakes. Now take a deep breath and remember this: You can decorate a cake in any way that you want. Use your imagination to achieve the results you’re looking for. It’s easier than you think!

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

Image by Morguefile

Remember the Jelly Belly ‘peas and carrots’ candy used in the video above?  Check out these cupcakes!  Oh my gosh, don’t they look amazing?  I imagine that’s white fondant on the turkey legs, with maybe crushed frosted flake cereal on frosting?  Maybe rice crispies?  And the ‘butter’ on the mashed potatoes cupcakes could also be fondant or taffy candy in a yellow color cut to size and covered with a caramel sauce?  These are incredible and I’m glad I found them; I just may have to give these a try!

Jelly Belly Peas & Carrots Mellocreme Mix – 1Lb bag

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Video Tutorials

This is a real cutie of a turkey cake. The kids would get a kick out of this cake at the holiday dining table!

More Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Thanksgiving Cakes

I did find another web site with some adorable turkey cake designs. I like it because each baker explained how they made their cake to come out like a ‘roast turkey.’

 

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

This post is part of the Pinterest Party Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Pinterest Party is a Facebook group for pinners who love to collaborate and share. If you’re gathering ideas for Thanksgiving, be sure to follow along as each post is published. Here’s the schedule:

October 18 How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving

October 19 Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea – Autumn Ribbon Pine Cone

October 20 Test Your Thanksgiving Food Safety Skill Now With This Quiz

October 21 Apple Pie Ice Cream With Caramel Sauce

October 22  Pumpkin Shortbread

October 23 Thanksgiving Stuffing

October 24  Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

October 25  Unique Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas For Sure Fire Fun That’s Me ~ You Are Here!

October 26 Olives and Okra

October 27  Intelligent Domestications

Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas

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Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Ideas These unique cake decorating ideas for Thanksgiving cakes and treats will have family and friends 'ooohing' and 'ahhhing' at your mad cake decorating skills! You might not think that Thanksgiving cakes are all that common, but some of us enjoy cake as much as pie. Decorating Thanksgiving...