Thanksgiving No Bake Turkey Cake


This is a cute and simple cake to make for Thanksgiving. Kids love the colorful Twizzler tail feathers. Made using a ready-made poundcake, it's a snap when you're short on time.

Items needed: 

  • Pound Cake
  • Chocolate Icing
  • Rainbow Twizzlers
  • Small Reese's peanut butter cup (or other candy or vanilla wafer for head) (optional)
  • Candy Corn
  • Orange M&Ms


  1. Cut a 1 inch slice of pound cake from the very center of the cake, so you will have a large slice. Lay this down on your plate for the body. Note that everything is laid out before icing begins.
  2. Cut two more slices, about ¾ inch wide, one from each side of cake for large slices. Cut into tail feathers. We used only 6 but you could use 7 or 8. Set in place.
  3. Cut two legs, a little smaller than your tail feathers and then cut a round head, if you are not using candy/cookie for the head. Set these all in place.
  4. For ease of icing, although it is a little tricky, we iced each section individually on a piece of waxed paper ... removing carefully by placing a butter knife underneath and lifting up.
  5. Start with the body first. Move other sections off to side until they are iced. Attach each piece as soon as it is iced.
  6. Cut twizzers to fit tail feathers. We used two pieces per tail feather. Then add twizzlers to top of legs.
  7. Add candy corn as beak, attaching with icing. Attach eyes and gobbler.