Throwback Thursday: Turkey Cake

I just came across this old photo in my files. This is a turkey-shaped cake I baked for Thanksgiving 2009.

The main part of the turkey is chocolate cake; the drumsticks are spice cake. A layer of vanilla buttercream in the middle holds together the two halves of the body. The whole thing is iced with a thin layer of chocolate frosting and an outer layer of frosting that’s a mix of vanilla buttercream, chocolate, and melted butterscotch chips (to get it to the right color and to make the frosting harden for easier transport and storage). The stuffing is cubed bits of leftover spice cake from the drumsticks and of vanilla madeleine cookies.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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