Video: How to make a turkey cake topper

turkey cake topper
Thanksgiving is only a few short days away. Have you decided what you are serving for dessert? How about a cake, topped off with an adorable little turkey?

Today, I will show you how to make one quite easily…

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To make it, you will need the following supplies:

Brown modeling chocolate
Red fondant
Orange fondant
Yellow fondant
Black fondant
Round sprinkles
Toothpick or wooden skewer (or you can even use a spaghetti strand)
Scalloped cutter
Small leaf cutter
Small star cutter
Rolling pin
Knife
Paintbrush and water
Black edible marker
And here are the steps:

Step 1:

Start off by rolling a small ball of modeling chocolate. Also, roll a slightly bigger ball of modeling chocolate.

Step 2:

Stick a toothpick or wooden skewer or even a spaghetti strand into the big ball.

Step 3:

Push the smaller ball on top.

Step 4:

Make sure it’s securely in place. And you have a turkey’s body.

Step 5:

Roll out some yellow fondant now and use a scalloped cutter to cut out a piece.

Step 6:

Also, use a star cutter to cut out 2 pieces.

Step 7:

Now, roll out some orange fondant and use a scalloped cutter to cut out a piece.

Step 8:

Roll out some red fondant and cut out another scalloped piece.

Step 9:

Brush some water on the base of the orange piece. Stick the red piece here.

Step 10:

Brush some water on the base on the red piece and stick the yellow piece here. These will be the turkey’s feathers.

Step 11:

Let’s assemble everything now… Brush some water on the star pieces. Place your turkey’s body on top and stick it into place.

Step 12:

Brush some water on the turkey’s backside and stick the feather piece here. Brush some water on the sides to make sure it sticks properly.

Step 13:

Bend the feathers back a little. And your turkey now has feathers.

Step 14:

Next, roll out little sausage shapes of red, orange and yellow fondant. Place them close together. And start rolling them together into a spiral

Roll them a few times again randomly.

Step 15:

Use a rolling pin to flatten this piece.

Step 16:

Use a leaf cutter to cut out 2 leaf shapes. These will be the turkey’s wings.

Step 17:

Brush some water on the sides of the body. And stick the wings here.

Step 18:

Now, draw eyeballs on 2 round sprinkles. These will be the turkey’s eyes.

Step 19:

Brush some water and stick them into place. And your turkey can see now.

Step 20:

To make the beak, flatten a small piece of yellow fondant. Use a knife to cut a small diamond shape. Fold it in half with the help of a knife.

Step 21:

Brush some water and stick it into place. Use a knife to help out.

Step 22:

To make the little red thing around a turkey’s beak, make a small sausage shape out of red fondant and stick it into place. Use a knife to help out.

And your turkey is ready!

You can even make a little pilgrim hat for your turkey, if you like.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone!

turkey topper

Farwa & Abeer
We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.
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