Yes, those are almonds for the tails. And yes, we made that many. They make a pretty cute army, no?
These were inspired by Bakerella and her new book (of which my sister had a copy - of course). This design is very loosely based on her chick (for Easter), with a few tweaks here and there to make it into a turkey.
*And while I was sort of grossed out by these in the beginning (hello, do you know what the inside is? You bake a whole cake, and then you crumble it up and mix it with icing. So it sort of looks like already-chewed-up cake. Gag) I was surprised to find out that they are really good...remarkably good. Like....grab two, three more good. Imagine the inside of a truffle - sort of creamy, but not as gooey.