Then, I saw The Brown Eyed Baker post her activity with her kids on FoodBuzz . She used the Oreo Turkeys as cupcake toppers - such a cute idea! Since I was on the way out the door to Wal-mart, I decided I would get the things I needed and make them this week-end to take with me to Thanksgiving with the extended family.
I don't know what is wrong with me lately, too much on my mind I guess. I skimmed the ingredients and failed to notice "DOUBLE STUFF" Oreos...and I bought regular. I also had somehow stuck in my head the need for Rolos...which are NOT in the instructions. Didn't realize that until I had already peeled a bunch of Rolos and taken ingredient photos. Oh bother says Pooh! Who is going to eat all those peeled Rolos now??? :-)
When I was back on Pinterest checking the original link from Our Best Bites blog I saw some kind of treat using Rolos and pecans...I think I'd seen that before going to Wal-mart...hence, the connection in my mind to Rolos! Oh well...it seems to be that kind of week. I'm kind of confuseled!
I'm going to suggest you follow the link to Our Best Bites for an outstanding tutorial. I have a few photos of my escapades - but I didn't use the dark tube frosting like she did, and I didn't use the yellow frosting behind the beak (hers look so much better) and I, of course, didn't use the Double Stuff - so I had cracked cookies. Some I glued back together BUT you can't tell because they are on the back side while others fell apart...so I ended up with about 12 instead of 19 or 20. I also had trouble using the little tubes of yellow icing - it would have been so much easier with royal icing. The eyes kept running so I gave up and used some little sugar balls I had and attached them using tweezers. I first tried to use some partially dried yellow icing as glue - didn't work very well - so I used the chocolate frosting, which worked fairly well - but not perfect. I dabbed the center with a black food marker since I couldn't find any sprinkles with black balls in them that I could pick out. Whew, the whole thing just seemed to be cursed!
I was going to go get some of the correct cookies, but I just decided I'd been to the store enough. I wasn't driving a 10 mile round trip for Double Stuff Oreos! Considering how messy these look anyway, I'm REALLY glad I didn't make the trip. Actually, my grandchildren will not know the difference, and if they make it through the car trip, then it will be happiness and if they don't, well, then they will "disappear", never to be seen by anyone but my readers!!!
They are really cute - despite the many snafus of getting them completed and the overall messiness of the project. I'd like to do these again when my grandchildren can do the project with me. I think they are old enough now that they'd have fun with it. By next year, I know they will be able to do it and I'll select "glue" I know will work for me!
Enjoy the photos - and hope everyone is having a good time preparing for Thanksgiving!
|Step 1 - Run a bead of chocolate frosting down the|
middle of the Oreo and insert five candy corns.
Allow to dry laying down.
|What happens if you don't use Double Stuff Oreos :-)|
|Put a little blob of frosting on a cookie laying down and|
press the other Oreo with the candy corn into it
|Support them against the edge of a bowl, your back splash, a box or|
whatever - but they do need some support while they dry.
|Next, cut the white tip off of candy corns to make beaks. Glue them|
on with frosting (yellow or chocolate - I used chocolate but yellow looks better).
Make a wattle with the red tube of frosting and allow everything to set up.
|Now, add the eyes - you might see my previous notes about that|
|Last but not least, draw some little feet on the bottom|
Oreo with the yellow tube of frosting.