Turkey Call…..

Taste of Home’s website is one of my favorite stops.  The recipes, for the most part, are made from scratch and are tried and true.  Everyone has different tastes, thank goodness, so far all of them have been keepers.  Some of them we have tweaked to add more of the flavorings we love, garlic, peppers, etc.  The site also allows you to have your own recipe box to save the recipes you are interested in until you are ready to try them.  I also signed up for their email.  Everyday I receive a new recipe in my email.  The Taste of Home kitchen created these little pilgrims, it was one of my recent recipes that came in the email.  I thought they were so cute and my grandchildren would get a kick out of them.

First I gathered (bought) all the sundry items…….


I was curious to see how easy these would be for kids to do.  The photos always look so great and perfect.  Let’s see how an ordinary bloke does.

turkey2This was truly easy.  Okay I won’t get ahead of myself.  By dipping the white end of the Candy Corn in the chocolate frosting, then gently pushing it in to the Double Stuffed Oreo cookie’s middle, you easily achieved the feathers.  (You definitely need the double stuffed Oreos, there is just enough room for the candy corn)  Then using the chocolate frosting again, attach to another oreo.  Make sure you attach at the back half of the cookie, you will need the room out front next (I learned this the hard way, LOL).  As a side note: don’t worry if one side of your cookie cracks, you can cover it up next.


With more chocolate frosting attach the mini Reeses.  You can see why you needed the space up front.  Here’s where you can camouflage those splits in the cookie too.  More time is spent unwrapping the candy, he he he.


Okay, here is where I detoured from the sample.  I used the holiday peppermint striped Hershey Kisses, in place of the chocolate ones.  I thought the red added some needed coloring for the turkey’s  waddle.  This is also attached with chocolate frosting.


For the finish, open and scrape the frosting off of the mini Oreos, unwrap the Rolos.  Attach the Rolo, narrow end to the half of the mini Oreo, with chocolate frosting .  Set aside to firm up a bit.  While they are firming up, cut your mini marshmellows in half with a scissor.  Using orange frosting, attach the marshmellow to the kiss.  Then attach the hats to the top with chocolate frosting.  Then all you have left is to pipe on the feet with orange frosting and dot the eyes with chocolate frosting.

There you have it!  I think my grandkids could have easily done these themselves.  I had fun though and they will have a surprise on their plate when they arrive.  Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving….. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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One Response to Turkey Call…..

  1. Colli says:

    They look amazing and take awesome too! Mine traveled home and did not break apart at all which means the frosting held them together well. Great job Mom! I hope that I get to be as creastive as you some day!

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