Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends!

Thanksgiving has already come and gone in Canada as it's celebrated in October here. My daughter and I did these cute little turkeys for a potluck we went to; I thought I'd share if you are celebrating today!  And if you want a good laugh, go down to the bottom of the post!

Here's the gaggle of gobblers!

A little tutorial if you feel like making them.  This is what you'll need.  Oreo cookies for base and back; I used regular for the base and double stuffed for the back (don't try using regular Oreo's for the back; you will thank me for the tip!); malt teasers, caramel and/or peanut butter cups, red licorice, candy corn, black cookie icing and yellow decorating icing.

Insert the candy corn into the double stuffed Oreo's.

Using black cookie icing, attach the two Oreo's.  If you're having a problem getting them to stand up straight and attached, you can lean them up against something flat; we used a cereal box.  But we got good enough towards the end that we didn't need any type of support for them.  You have to wait a bit of time for them to set at this point; if I could offer any advice for these at all, I would say if you can use black coloured royal icing or anything that hardens in a short time, it would be worth it as it took a bit of time for them to harden but can't really be moved otherwise until they do.  . 

Anyway, when they have hardened or at least are at least enough to adhere without rolling, lay on their sides. 

Attach peanut butter/caramel cup to cookie base with icing.  (The pix we were trying to copy had cut them and put them on their side but we thought the head would be easier to adhere/have less candy waste this way.)

Put malteser on top of it and dab with icing to secure too.

While we were waiting for them to harden so the head didn't fall off when we stood them up right, we added licorice at base of the head, dotted eyes and beaks for the birds and then dotted eyes with the black icing.

Stood up and done! 

Now for the funny.  As I mentioned above, the family was attending a big potluck.  I was googling Thanksgiving food ideas and found the one below; this is the pix that I was trying to copy.  Of course, I didn't read the instructions on how to make them, I figured I know my way around the kitchen, I can figure out the ingredients and set off to make one the night before so I knew how long they would take.

After some struggling, finally got the candy corn in the regular Oreo but broke one from the force. Not to mention all the cookie icing all over everything.  Finally got the malteser to finally stay on top of the cup but had to use lots of icing and had to hold it in place with fingers as at the time, didn't know to lie them down ...made a real mess as you can see lol!

Success!  I got it to work!

Oh, oh!  Wait!  I spoke too soon! The head fell off not too long after.

And then it rolled right off! don't know how hard my family laughed at this poor pathetic turkey!

So this is my Pinterest Fail...well, I didn't get the idea from Pinterest, but if you see the link here, you'll know what I'm talking about!  I think there's a whole bunch of these Nailed It! on Pinterest too!  I may add mine!

Thanks for looking...and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. LOL poor zombie turkey!!! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!!!

  2. Oh my gosh that Pinterest Fail is hilarious! They did end up turning out really well, though!


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