"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." - Arthur Carlson, WKRP General Manager
It started off as such a lovely idea: To make a Thanksgiving dessert my children would actually want to eat, that was cute and also easy to prepare:
Hence, the Oreo Turkey.
It seemed like a shame to buy all those Oreos, peanut butter cups and frosting and not use them all, so my modest ambition to make a simple dessert quickly turned into an obsession to create a Oreo Turkey army. For total Thanksgiving domination, and all:
However, I should have remembered that much like the potential catastrophes that can result from keeping actual birds penned in close proximity (I'm thinking Avian flu or cock fights), so too can dessert-based fowl fall prey to being panned too closely:
One good bump on the way home was all it took to fell the mighty army. I thought the frosting was strong enough to keep them safe. I was wrong.
Oh, the humanity. The delicious, chocolaty humanity.