Move Over Pie

Thanksgiving is my personal favorite holiday. I may or may not love food a little too much. Thanksgiving is special to me for many reasons but mostly because I won’t let my husband buy a turkey any other time of the year to make sure it is extra special on Thanksgiving. Extreme? Maybe, but necessary. Here we are just into November and I wanted to start the month off right with some awesome Thanksgiving themed cakes!

I know what you’re thinking. I thought this was a post about cakes? And it still is. Yes that is a turkey that is actually CAKE. If that doesn’t confuse your taste buds I don’t know what will.

Realistic Turkey Cake
https://howtocakeit.com/products/roasted-turkey-cake

Here is a simple little cake that I thought was just darling! The fun colors and a simple turkey topper would certainly make this a hit at any Thanksgiving gathering.

Cute Thanksgiving Cake
https://blog.hwtm.com/2011/11/modern-colorful-kid-friendly-thanksgiving/

Okay so how cute is this pilgrim turkey cake though?! So well done you can actually see the plea in his eyes.

Cute Turkey Cake
https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2180344/have-mercy-thanksgiving-turkey

This cake is equally as cute but this turkey is just trying to pawn death off onto someone else. Not that I can blame him.

Cute Thanksgiving Cake
https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2205603/they-taste-better

We certainly can’t forget the pilgrims and indians. These toppers are adorable!

Pilgrim Indian Cake
https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/11/thanksgiving-cake-designs/

On to more serious cakes, this barrel of pumpkins cake is just awesome! I love the uniformity throughout the barrels, leaves and pumpkins.

Barrel of Pumpkins Cake
https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenpaul/cake-is-down-for-role-play?sub=4059942_7185326&utm_term=.efq4Prx2j#.swAeDz2KE

Cornucopias are another common sight at Thanksgiving time and I love them. How cool to turn one into cake!

Cornucopia Cake
https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3349384/basket-weave-cornucopia-fall-cake

If an entire cornucopia cake isn’t your thing, try doing a cute little cornucopia topper. I absolutely love this one! The little details inside are amazing, look at that teeny tiny piece of pumpkin pie!

Cornucopia Cake
https://seasonablyadorned.wordpress.com/tag/clams/

I love the idea of a simple pumpkin cake as a centerpiece to the gathering. Look how nice that looks!

Pumpkin Cake Thanksgiving
https://mcgreevycakes.com/pumpkin-cake/

I found this elegant Thanksgiving cake and immediately swooned. I really love that brown-tan-orange color with subtle gold highlights.

Elegant Thanksgiving Cake
https://www.marthastewart.com/275267/fall-cake-recipes

Perhaps after reading this post cake will become the go to dessert at your table this Thanksgiving instead of pie. Don’t get me wrong, I love pie too but sometimes stepping outside the norm is just fun. Maybe we can compromise and do pie flavored cakes or better yet just do a pie cake.

Strawberry Pie Cake
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/strawberry-pie-cake-recipe.html