Thanksgiving Day was originally an occasion of religious and historical significance. The day was noted for giving thanks to God for the blessing of the harvest. The day is commemorated in family reunions and lavish harvest meals. In recent times, the celebration has had some changes both in spirit and the traditional dishes served. Thanksgiving cakes have found a place at the table!
In this blog post, we’ll give you some amazing Thanksgiving cake design ideas to make the day memorable for you and those dear to you.
- Thanksgiving Basket Cake
This cake design reflects the essence of the fall harvest. Give the base of the cake the shape of a basket or barrel created from gum paste. Inside the gum paste basket, place individual cakes in the shape of pumpkins, apples, pears, potatoes, artichoke, shallots, spinach, and other fall vegetables and fruits. You can use a 3-D novelty cake pan to create the pumpkins. Decorate the fruits and vegetables with hand painted fondants to provide a natural look to them. For embellishments and filling up gaps between the cakes, you can make leaves made of fondant or modelling chocolate. Lending them hand painted details to produce a harvest-hued gradient will make this cake a work of art.
- Thanksgiving Gift Cake
The occasion is celebrated with great enthusiasm and giving gifts to family and friends are now a part of the celebration. This themed cake reflects the festivity of the occasion. Choosing a cake of any flavour of your choice, you can decorate it like a wrapped gift using fondant and gum paste. Add a cake topper that features colourful fondant spiralling ribbons and leaf motifs to create an eye-catching centrepiece.
- Thanksgiving Table Spread Cake
This cake involves several techniques. Give the exterior of the chocolate cake the shape of a flared table cover. On the top of the cake, place hand-sculpted fondant figurines of people, turkeys, vegetables, fruits, and pies. You may also include a hand painted scroll that says a grateful message on the top of the cake. Use airbrush colouring for detailing the toppers.
- Thanksgiving Turkey Cake
Turkey is a traditional part of the Thanksgiving feast. A turkey shaped cake will be a delightful confectionary for the occasion. To make this cake, mold and top the cake with buttercream, gum paste, and fondant to shape it like a standing turkey. Use dowel rods and straw supports to act as gravity-defying objects for this eye-catching cake. Decorate the turkey with embellishments such as fondant hats or headgears for a fun look.
Get creative and turn the heads of your guests with your amazing Thanksgiving cakes. For more Thanksgiving cake ideas, you can check out here.
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