Being the baby of the family has its advantages. Your parents aren't as strict with you as they were with your siblings. Your bedtime is a little more flexible.
And you don't have to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, no matter what age you are, because you're the baby, and babies just don't know how to do that very important adult-ish stuff.
What we CAN handle, however, is bread.
Or cake. Or bread cake. Or brake. Or ca-ad. Kind of like turducken but more carby.
The instructions are super difficult, so you have to follow closely.
(1) Bake pumpkin bread. (2) Cut out said bread in the shape of pumpkin. (3) Bake the shapes inside a pound cake. (4) Eat.
But don't be deterred. It's totally do-able. Maybe even more do-able than roasting a turkey.
Plus, you get to load up on the scraps of the bread that don't get cut into the shape of pumpkins.
I also cut turkey legs out of pumpkin bread, so I'm pretty sure that almost counts as making my own turkey, right, Mom?
You can use pound cake and pumpkin bread mixes or make your own from scratch. I do recommend adding a little pound cake mix to the bottom of the pan before stacking your cut-out bread inside it.
Otherwise the bottom of your pumpkins/turkey legs get a little cut off, and if you're showing up to Thanksgiving with something as awesome as this, you can't afford one little flub-up.
Older siblings are all over that nonsense.
Once your bread-cake-combo-of-deliciousness has cooled, slice that beauty up and impress the turkey legs off the rest of your family.
But mostly your older brothers and sisters.
They can brine and roast and fry their birds. But only YOU can show up with a pumpkin inside a cake. See? Being the baby really does have its advantages!