Here's the scoop of making a turkey of cake!
Before I tell you about the turkey, the link you probably should look at if you like cake decorating is.... http://w3.one.net/~proicer/message/message.htm
there is a lovely community of women, and men decorators that are a very caring and sharing group of people. About a few months ago, there was a gal who posted some not-so-nice things about them, and it would suffice to say, it wasn't pretty. Many of them are homedecorators, but there are many shop owners and people who do this in a bakery. So, take a peek sometime. My name is Valarie, and yes, that's my real name.
OH kee doh kee...
About the cake.
I made triangle shapes, sort of like the shape of a piece of pie. And put them up against the turkey. Yep, I did the paper frills, and used real mint, which is pretty forgiving and doesn't wilt fast, and dried cranberries. I used pieces of yellow and spice cake cut up into small cubes, like stuffing, and I attached it to the cake, where the stuffing should come out. Since I'm not familiar with airbrushing, I used hershey's cocoa, and it was effective to create a nice brown bird.:D