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Nov232009

This is How We Roll: Buche de Thanksgiving for Serious Eats!

Buche de Thanksgiving
Pie is great and all...but seriously, doesn't cake deserve a little more love around Thanksgiving? I sure thought so, and in an effort to bring cake back to the forefront of America's biggest eating day, I concocted a little something I call the Bûche de Thanksgiving--a November version of the more-famous Bûche de Noël.

This Thanksgiving version starts with a rich pumpkin roll cake filled with cream cheese frosting--and then gets even better when swathed in chocolate cream cheese frosting and decorated with marzipan turkey detailing.

Ready for this awesome? Check out the full post and recipe at Serious Eats.

P.S. Oh, the post also includes how to make...Marzipan Turkeys!
Marzipan Turkeys!

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Reader Comments (9)

It looks like a pumpkin roll :)

November 23 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg Nanny

MMMM....pumpkin rolls. Great looking turkeys!

November 24 | Unregistered CommenterTender Branson

A Marzipan turkey?!?! That's brilliant.

November 24 | Unregistered CommenterPumpkin

So stinken cute.

November 24 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

You are a genius! My Mum is from Norway and she loves Marzipan. I might get all creative and try to make this for her ... genius!

November 24 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

I would so much rather have cake than pi e, on any holiday.
LOVE the marzipan turkey!

November 25 | Unregistered CommenterKaren @ Mignardise

That turkey is so cute! The cake looks great too!

November 25 | Unregistered CommenterSue Sparks

Oh my gosh, that turkey looks EXACTLY like a Play-Doh turkey mold I had when I was a kid. There was a whole set of three-dimensional molds where jammed a ball of Play-Doh into each half then mashed them together and trimmed the oozing excess and there you go--turkey, carrots, potatoes, a whole dinner!

November 30 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! And Amanda: why didn't I have that mold too??? I must be making up for lost time.

December 1 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

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