Here's How You Can Get A Baskin-Robbin's Turkey Cake

Summer has, once again, whipped by in a sun-soaked blur and now you may find yourself dumbstruck at the realization that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Yes, you have been forced to swap your shorts and tees for jeans and flannels, but thankfully, fall has its own appeal. The cooler weather, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spice invasion is a precursor to a family-filled holiday that involves a great deal of eating. Few things are more anticipated than the Thanksgiving meal and all its trappings. Piping hot turkey, gravy-smothered mashed taters, your favorite homemade stuffing, a mouth-watering dish of candied yams, and the pièce de résistance — a Baskin-Robbins iconic turkey cake

This turkey-shaped ice cream cake has been entertaining and nourishing the masses since the 1970s, but today's masterful I-can't-believe-it's-not-a-real-turkey version has been gracing tables since 2008 (per Insider). And, for some, it just isn't Thanksgiving without it. If you've never encountered this cake in person, you're likely wondering what the heck it is. Thanks to a YouTube video posted by Delish, you can see firsthand how it's formed. The creator fills a mold with ice cream, slathers it in turkey-hued icing, adds two sugar cone legs filled with buttercream, covers the whole thing in a caramel-based glaze, and dresses it up with two "turkey feet" ribbons. Nifty.

So how can you get your hands on one of these cakes?  

You can customize your own turkey cake

If you've been busily planning your holiday meal and Baskin-Robbins' Thanksgiving turkey cake is the last piece of the puzzle, you'll be happy to know that it's back. Yes, according to the company's website, you can have your faux bird fully customized in as little time as 48 hours. 

You may be wondering, "how can I customize a turkey cake?" Thrillist reveals that this year's edition can be made in 19 different flavors including Peanut Butter n' Chocolate, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Mint Chocolate Chip, or Pralines n' Cream, to name just a few. Or you can opt for November's flavor of the month — Cookie Butter ice cream. Mm. With the ability to satisfy the tummies of between eight to twelve diners, this turkey dessert may be the perfect finishing touch to your lavish spread. Plus, it's an excellent conversation starter. Seriously, it's ice cream that looks just like a large chunk of poultry. 

Whether you opt for this turkey cake or Baskin-Robbins' more traditional Harvest Swirl or Fall Harvest Roll, your guests are bound to enjoy your carefully crafted feast. Gobble, gobble.