Tutorials - Thanksgiving Cake Pops

Welcome to your last stop in the search for
Thanksgiving Cake Pops!

Below you'll find tutorials for a couple of our favorite Thanksgiving cake pops, as well as a few other "sides" I whipped up for the special occasion.

This year Thanksgiving dinner is on us!

If you're stuck for dinner ideas, we've got you covered with
Thanksgiving Cake Pops!
Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, and, of course, the Turkey complete with Stuffing.
A feast after the feast!
Mmm, mmm, delicious!

In this section I will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make
Turkey Cake Pops.

Get even more instruction on these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

This year I'm mixing it up a bit. Traditional Turkey Cake Pops call for candy corn as the feathers, which I've done before, but this year I wanted to incorporate a little more color.

I will be using chocolate cake, though, as always, you can substitute with any other cake flavor.

Get started by gathering your supplies.
You are going to need:
Lollipop Sticks, Black Food Writing Marker, Chocolate Candy Melts, Wax Paper, Swedish Fish, Gummy Hats, Mini M&M's, White Nonpareils, Wilton Triangle Sprinkles, Flower Sprinkles, Candy Coated Sunflower Seeds.
And it's always a good idea to have toothpicks handy.

Step 1: Using your cake recipe of choice, shape the cake ball into a pear shape, using the wide end as the base.
Step 2: Dip the lollipop stick in the melted chocolate about 1/2 inch. Place that end into the base of the pop.
Go about half way.
Step 3: Dip the cake pop. Cover completely.

Step 4: After the pop is covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to drip off the excess. Then set the cake pop in a stand to dry.
Step 5: Dab a small amount of chocolate onto wax paper, spread into a circle about the size of a quarter.
Step 6: Arrange five Swedish Fish as shown, placing the ends in the chocolate.

Step 7: Let Swedish Fish sit in the chocolate for a few minutes until it hardens. Notice how I had to cut off the tip of center fish to make fit.
Step 8: Drizzle a thin line of chocolate down the back of the cake pop. This will act as the "glue" to the "feathers".
Step 9: Press the back of the cake pop against the Swedish Fish still placed on the wax paper. Give the pop time to adhere. Allow 2-3 minutes before the next step.

Step 10: Once the cake pop is secure to the "feathers", gently peel away from the wax paper.
Step 11: With a toothpick, dab a small amount of chocolate on the front of the cake pop, slightly above center.
Step 12: Place the triangle sprinkle for the nose.

Step 13: Using the same techniques in steps 11 and 12, dab melted chocolate on the cake pop and place the gobble, feet, eyes, and wings.
Step 14: Using the food marker, add pupils to the eyes.
Step 15: All done!

The gummy hat is an optional accessory.
I suppose, you could also make a hat with a
chocolate candy melt and a Rolo.

These terrific turkeys are ready to brighten things up, and be the topic of conversation around this year's Thanksgiving table!

As an alternative to the tutorial above, here are the Turkey Cake Pops I created last year with candy corn feathers.

Continuing with another Thanksgiving tutorial!
In this section I will explain how to make
Cornucopia Cake Pops.

Get even more instruction on these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

Get started by gathering your supplies:
Lollipop Sticks, Chocolate Candy Melts, Karo Syrup, Brown Jimmy Sprinkles, Candy Pumpkins, Runts Candy.
Also, it's a good idea to always have toothpicks handy.

Step 1: Mold cake balls into a cone/horn shape. Taper the pointed end, tilting upward, and flatten the wide, round end.
Step 2: Coat the rim of the pop with Karo syrup. Add Jimmy Sprinkles so they stick and coat all the way around.
Step 3: Cut the mini pumpkin candies in half. This is to make it easier to adhere them to the cake pop.
Step 4: With a toothpick, dab small amounts of melted chocolate on the flat, round end of the pop. Gently place the mini pumpkins and Runts candy at your discretion. Hold in place until they stick. Let dry for 2-3 minutes.

That's it. You're all done!

Classy Cornucopia Cake Pops are the perfect accent
piece to any dessert tray and will leave your
guests asking for seconds!

These are my "Tasty Turkey" cake pops I made this year.
They were inspired by Bakerella's Gobble Gobble Turkeys.

The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Table!

Happy Thanksgiving - 2012!

In a bit of a rush today to get things done around the house before we head to Grandma's for dinner. With a newborn in the house and a two-year-old demanding everyone's attention, it definitely isn't my best work, so don't look too close! But I wanted to pull these together to add a little something to the dessert table.

Plus, (and sometimes I feel like the only one), I really do NOT like pumpkin pie!

These turkey cake pops are actually my favorite recipe: One box of Oreo cookies crushed up and mixed with 8 oz. of cream cheese. Sooo good!

To decorate the turkeys I used candy corn for the feathers, candy eyes, Wilton triangle sprinkles for the nose, a Christmas light sprinkle for the gobble, and leaf sprinkles for the wings and feet. Quick and easy!

Hope you all have a wonderful Turkey Day!


  1. So cute...I love making cake pops :) They make me smile!

  2. I so look forward to your daily creations! You are so talented - keep the pops coming!

  3. So glad you both like them. They make me smile too.

  4. these turkeys are awesome, I am trying to decide if I am brave enough to attempt!!

  5. Love these...just shared them today! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/11/fun-finds-friday.html

  6. I love these and I would be honored if you would link them up on my recipe blog hop. Here is a direct link - http://www.savannahssavorybites.com/2011/11/under-big-top-friday-blog-hop-november.html
    Also, I have pinned this page so I can try and make them.

  7. Hi Joey! I featured your adorable cornucopia pops on my blog today -

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Heather : )

  8. Cool cake pops! These are some amazing ideas! :)

  9. Wow. Thanks for your ideas. I going to try one this week.