Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don’t narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat!

Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
I know, I know – You’re distracted. I lured you in with the Chocolate + Pumpkin Layer Cake title and I shove a turkey dressed like a cow in your faces.
But seriously, though – Ain’t it cute?
You may or may not know this about me.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
Once upon a time when I was a young little baker I aspired to be the best cake decorator in this here land.
I honed my skills, studied other cake decorators, obsessed over the greats, worked and worked with fondant until I was… Passable. I wasn’t one of the great cake decorators. I figured in time, I would be. I would be one of those cake decorators charging upwards of $1,000 for a cake that maaaaybe serves 10 people.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
Except it didn’t happen.
First, because… Well… People LOVE beautifully decorated cakes; however, they’re not willing to shell out the bucks for them. That kind of put a damper on things.
Second, I fell in love with the baking aspect of cake decorating. Moist cake layers, luscious cake fillings, and a buttercream that will knock your socks off. And let me tell you, sometimes moist cake layers aren’t conducive to the weight of fondant.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
So I left cake decorating and the cake recipes you see on this site are a product that love.
But… Every once in a while I return. Making a cameo, like Jay-Z. Mostly for birthdays and special occasions.
Thanksgiving? That’s a special occasion. An occasion full of food and family and laughter and fun.
And always, always dessert.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
Today I combined a former love – Cake decorating, with my current love – Baking.
Now flow with me, we’re gonna talk about how I disguised this adorable lil’ turkey, and what’s in this cake!
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
If there’s real interest I’ll create a step-by-step – Today, I plan to use my words and many many photos.
The turkey face: 1 peanut butter cup, 1 sliced candy corn for the beak, wilton candy eyes, and a bit of red fondant over the turkey’s beak. I think it’s called snoods or something like that.
That was the hard part.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
The turkey’s cow disguise: Fondant and a black Gourmet writing pen. I drew and filled in the cow print directly on the fondant. No rhyme, no reason. Just a cow print.
The turkey legs: More fondant. As you can see, my turkey legs aren’t perfect. They were scored with a butter knife.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
The entire turkey body adhered perfectly into the chocolate buttercream.
Now let’s talk about this cake.
It’s chocolate. It’s moist as hell.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
The filling. Pumpkin cheesecake. I’m still doing the pumpkin thing until I do the Christmas cookie thing.
The frosting. An easy chocolate buttercream. It’s sweet. It’s fluffy. It’s right.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com
The cake is layered and frosted and of course, the cute as hell disguised turkey takes center stage.
I was digging the turkey so much, I didn’t even care to perfect my cake slices.
And neither should you. One bite of this cake, and perfection will punch your taste buds like Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.
Layers of super moist chocolate cake are liberally filled with a luscious pumpkin filling, and decorated with the CUTEST turkey disguised as a cow! Shh.. Don't narc on the turkey! This cake is fun to make, and even more fun to eat! www.mind-over-batter.com

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