Turkey Cone Cakes

Turkey Cone Cakes

Leilani Lowry

Thanksgiving is wonderful for the gathering of family and friends, many of whom we don't see often.  It's a special time for traditions to be followed, for grandparents to bond with their grandkids, and for engaging in fun activities with the little ones!  

These turkey cone cakes are a perfect activity for toddlers through teens!  They are made using common grocery store items.  Order our holders to keep your cone cakes upright.  Below are instructions and a video on assembling these adorable treats!  They are easy and so much fun.

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Here's a list of everything you'll need to make Turkey Cone Cakes:

  • Cone cake holders
  • Boxed cake mix and accompanying oil, eggs and water
  • Flat bottom ice cream cones
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Nutter butters
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Candy corn
  • Candy eyes
  • Red gel frosting in a tube


Make cone cakes, using the instructions here.

Once they have cooled on a cooling rack, frost using chocolate frosting:


Add Candy corn around the back half of the cone to make feathers:


Cut 1/3 of the Nutter Butter off and use the larger piece for the turkey head:


Press cookie into cone cake:


Put a small amount of frosting on the back of the eyes and adhere to the sides of the head:


Cut an orange mini M&M in half using a sharp knife (grown-ups only!) and place on front of turkey's head using a dab of frosting:


Use the gel frosting to create a "snood" (I had to look up what it's called), the red dangly thing around a turkey's beak:

That's it!  See the short (less than 1 min) video below on making turkey cone cakes.  Eat and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!