Whether it’s another small Thanksgiving or your first time meeting up with loved ones in a couple of years - the tough times we’ve all been through are more than enough of an excuse to go mega with your treats!
Plus with so much time between family gatherings, there’s a chance social anxieties will flare, and tensions between great Aunt Hilda and Uncle Fred could get awkward. And you know that nothing diffuses a disagreement quite like a tasty treat! So here are some of our favorite and most outrageous Fall desserts to add to your feast.
Before we dive into our bread and butter, er...cake, we’d be nuts not to start off with this sweet and sticky Pecan Pie, since some people seem to think Pies are a mandatory component of a Thanksgiving table. Two cups of Pecans are the bulk of this incredible pie- which is awesome on it’s own, adorned with whipped cream, or as part of a Pecan Pie Mega Cake.
Do you mess with marshmallows on your mashed sweet potatoes? We know, we know, wars have been started over less controversial questions. So why not avoid the drama altogether and opt for this Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole Cake, which gives the look and nostalgia of the dish but replaces the mash with a delicious sweet potato cake.
Not into the traditional thanksgiving thing, or looking to make a super colorful sweets extravaganza that will blow your kid’s mind? Enter the Thanksgiving Unicorn Cornucopia Cake, an edible rainbow Unicorn cornucopia filled with a bounty of cookies, brownies and cupcakes! If you’re looking for the most incredible Willy Wonka style Thanksgiving surprise- THIS IS IT!
Calling all Nutella lovers! We caked up an adorably giant Acorn Cake with layers of chocolate cake, hazelnut frosting and chocolate ganache sure to be the hit of any harvest spread. This is the perfect cake to make your favorite chocoholics extra thankful...or to like, really confuse the neighborhood squirrels.
And finally, our pride and joy, the piece de resistance: our jaw droppingly realistic Roast Turkey Cake. Six pounds of vanilla cake are shaped into roasted bird shape, and edible food color painting techniques allow you to customize the perfect roasted hues. If you are able to create a particularly convincing turkey, placing it in the center of the table and carving it in front of your guests is an awesome dramatic reveal that it’s less bird, more cake. If you’re interested in that kind of drama. We know we are. Sorry, not sorry Aunt Linda.