Thanks for Dessert! How to Make Thanksgiving Cake Pops
Thanksgiving is almost here and turkeys are the talk of the town! From their gobbles to their wattles, they are the symbol of giving thanks for the amazing wonders all around us.
To share in the festivities, we are sharing this delicious tutorial on how to make Thanksgiving cake pops!
Here’s what you will need:
- Cake pops in your favorite flavor and dipped in chocolate melts or tempered chocolate
- Candy corn
- Large heart-shaped sprinkles
- Candy eyes (can be found at most large craft stores — or, make your own using black and white fondant or royal icing)
- Piping bag, preferably disposable with no tip
To get a light brown color for your turkey, mix a bag of white Candy Melts with approximately 1/4 of a bag of light cocoa Candy Melts.
Once all of your cake pops are covered and dry, pour your remaining melted chocolate into a piping bag. Now we can begin to decorate our cute turkeys!
Place four pieces of candy corn on parchment or wax paper so the small white tips are all touching. Pipe a little melted chocolate onto the white parts of the candy corns. Place your cake pop onto the melted chocolate so the bottom of the stick is also touching the table. Let the chocolate cool. Continue this process for all your cake pops.
Add the eyes by piping a tiny bit of chocolate onto the back of the eye and then placing it on the cake pop.
For the beak, use scissors or a knife to cut the yellow part off the candy corn. Then, using melted chocolate, attach the beak just under the eyes.
The wattle (that is the little red thing on a turkey) is added by applying melted chocolate to the bottom tip of a heart shaped sprinkle and placing it upside down under one side of the beak.
That’s all there is to it! You now have a fun Thanksgiving day dessert to wow your friends and family!
Come back to the Craftsy blog tomorrow to celebrate Movember with a look at Craftsy’s lineup of talented male cake decorators!