Thanksgiving Cornucopia Decorated Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by KateL

Entered for safe-keeping. From Woman's World 11/10/08, this decorated cake is a centerpiece, using golden yellow food color, Tootsie Roll Midgees, Marzipan fruits, nonpareil-coated gummi raspberry candies, candy corn and Mellowcreme pumpkins, with a waffle ice cream corn to form the horn of plenty. The Tootsie Roll Midgees offer a dark contrast to show off the colors of the other candies, and are shaped a variety of ways: rope, braid, and leaves. Note: If the Tootsie Rolls are too firm to roll, place them on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on HIGH in 5-second intervals until pliable. Cooking time is for cake layers per your favorite recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 36 ounces white frosting (2 cans fluffy white frosting)
  • 14 teaspoon golden yellow food coloring
  • 2 baked 9 inch cake layers
  • 28 Tootsie Roll midgees, from 12-ounce package of Tootsie Roll Midgees
  • 1 pointed waffle cone
  • fruit-shaped marzipan candy, for garnish
  • nonpareil-coated raspberry gummy candies, for garnish
  • candy corn, for garnish
  • mellowcreme pumpkins, for garnish


  1. Tint frosting yellow with fool coloring.
  2. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting.
  3. Top with remaining layer; spread top and side with remaining frosting.
  4. For "cornucopia", using hands, roll 5 Tootsie Rolls into 5 (16-inch-long) ropes; wrap around ice cream cone, starting at pointed end. Roll 3 Tootsie Rolls into 3 (10-inch-long) ropes; braid together. Wrap braid around top edge of cone; place "cornucopia" on cake.
  5. Using rolling pin, roll out each remaining Tootsie Roll to 1/8-inch thickness; using 1 1/2-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutter, cut out "leaves.".
  6. Garnish cake and "cornucopia" with "leaves" and other candies.

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