Fun Thanksgiving Cakes to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

November 14, 2022

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We’re always thankful for cake, right? These showstopping Thanksgiving cakes would create the perfect centrepiece for your Thanksgiving table, or make a wonderful gift to bring to your Friendsgiving celebrations.

Turkey, pumpkins and autumnal colours are the perfect starting place for cake inspiration, and you can be as creative as you like! We’ve chosen some fun, family-friendly cakes that are easily adapted to make at home or for decorating a store-bought cake. Get the kids involved and make it a seasonal activity or tradition to look forward to!

Thanksgiving Cakes the Kids Will Love!

Turkey Brushstroke Cake

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Whether you’re cooking the whole dinner or just bringing the dessert, this adorable turkey brushstroke cake from Jenny Cookies is the perfect centrepiece for your Thanksgiving table!

This cake is simple to make and great for kids to help with.  It can be replicated with any cake recipe and customised with your favourite flavour and buttercream.

The colourful feathers are created using a mix of red, yellow, orange and brown Wilton Candy Melts, using a simple technique that requires only a paintbrush to create. Once your feathers have set, it’s time to get decorating!

Candy Corn Cake

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Make this chocolate candy corn cake from Land O Lakes the centrepiece for your fall-themed, Halloween or Thanksgiving party. Each slice will look like a piece of candy corn!

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Patterned Pumpkin Roll

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This patterned pumpkin roll recipe from Sugar Hero is the perfect fall dessert! It’s a moist pumpkin cake with homemade cream cheese filling, decorated with a design of colourful fall leaves on the outside. With its gorgeous autumn pattern, this beautiful cake will be the star of your dessert table!

Step by step instructions and video to show you the best way to create your own designs.

Tree Stump Cake

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This easy tree stump cake from Rose Bakes is super fast to put together and perfect for a Fall or Thanksgiving celebration. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth on the edges, because you’re going to use a fork or toothpick to make lines for the rings of the tree.

Final touches for this cake were a fondant pumpkin and some edible fall leaves.

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Pie

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Ditch the pie dough and instead choose a pumpkin ‘pie’ that all your guests will love! This pumpkin Rice Krispie pie from Just a Taste is so clever, yet easy to assemble and simple enough to get the kids involved.

Easy Turkey Cake Tutorial

Robyn’s Nest has created a great tutorial video to help you make your own Thanksgiving Turkey Cake. This cake is super simple and fun. Covered in delicious chocolate buttercream with just a few fondant decorations. This little guy is sure to be a hit at your next Thanksgiving dinner.

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These Thanksgiving books are a great age-appropriate way to discuss gratitude, giving thanks, the importance of family and friends, and the history of the holiday itself. So, snuggle up and read one of these tales together – they make a great gift idea too!

Thanksgiving Books for kids

‘Give Thanks’ Thanksgiving Cake Tutorial

Make this fun ‘give thanks’ Thanksgiving cake from I Scream for Buttercream. It’s so festive for the holidays and it’s a perfect centrepiece on your Thanksgiving table. This step-by-step cake decorating tutorial will make it really easy to do.

Thanksgiving Cakesicles

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Aren’t these fun?! Cakesicles are the newest dessert trend. Bigger and easier to decorate than cake pops, these fun desserts are sure to be a hit at you next birthday or holiday celebration.

This step-by-step tutorial for Thanksgiving cakesicles from Partylicious will show you how to make any flavour cakesicles with troubleshooting and decorating tips and tricks.

Scarecrow Cake

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Have fun decorating a simple round cake with this inspired scarecrow idea we found on Pinterest. Use fondant, edible pens or sweets like liquorice, laces and candy corn to create your unique scarecrow.

Autumn Leaves Cake

Homemade or shop-bought cakes can be decorated with an autumnal twist. Cut small leaves out of fondant or use readymade icing in a mix of colours, then decorate the edge of the cake to create a wreath effect around the top. You can leave it just like this, or also add a tree trunk and grass, as in this cake we found on Pinterest.

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Published On: November 14th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: November 20th, 2022 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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