Well you can definitely say its vegetarian. No birds were harmed in the making of this cake. This is a fun cake to make, it always "gets" everybody. Is that real? Is a great usual question that I get.
This cake was carved from a yellow cake with banana cream filling. The outside was achieved by using a type of buttercream that dries just enough to be able to smooth with a bounty paper towel. I then airbrush it with edible airbrush colors. The wings are achieved by using sugar ice cream cones. The lettuce is real (could have made that from gumpaste) and the cake is sitting on a turkey platter. Next to it (not pictured) I placed a gravy boat filled with extra banana cream. This still takes a good bit of time to make but the results are worth it.
Like playing jokes? Well, just imagine having Dad/Grandpa, at the head of the table, doing the turkey cutting and how surprised he would be with the whole family at the table cutting into this sweet bird!
Here's to hoping your holidays are delicious and memorable!