Saturday, December 1, 2012

Angry Bird Cake

Today is mom's best friends birthday. Aida, who also happens to be my God Mother and is truly a very special lady! She helped raise us and I love her very much. I wish her a very special 60th Birthday today!

A few weeks ago her daughter told me she was secretly addicted to the Angry Bird Game... So she asked if I would make her an Angry Bird Themed Cake. Ooops, I guess she has now been outed, hope she's not ANGRY! Hehehehe, Oink, snort!

So here it is... I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!!!

Here are more pictures of the cake from different angles :)



For those of you that are curious how I made it, here are a few pictures I took of the cake along the way. I'll just briefly explain them.
  • First thing I started with was modelling chocolate. Click here for the recipe. Once the chocolate was ready I rolled out some different sized balls. At this point I also made my wood logs. (Leave all your pieces to air dry overnight)
  • Once the chocolate had hardened, I covered the balls with different colours of fondant. (I didn't by all these different colours, I just started with a white fondant and mixed it with icing colours until I achieved the colour I wanted)   
  • Then all that is left are the details on the birds. (I referred to a picture I had printed to that I could look at) 
  • Bake, ice and cover your cake with a crumb coat.
  • Cover the cake with the fondant and have fun assembling!
That's pretty much it! These kinds of cakes can be time consuming. This one took me about 6 hours to make, but it's so worth the end result! Hope she is going to like it!


Hope you like my take on the Angry Birds Cake!
Have a great weekend :)
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20 comments:

Lena said...

Oh, how fun!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Lena! It was a fun cake to make!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh my goodness, my boys (and hubs) would love this, so clever!

craftmates said...

Wow, what a great cake! I love angry birds : )

Virna from Craftmates

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Mel... happy that you came by!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Virna... the cakes you guys make are amazing as well!

Melissa said...

Awesome! I would totally love that for MY birthday! Although, I would probably have to fling just ones of the birds at those darn pigs! I would have a hard time not!

Sarah AJ said...

That is fantastic! The details are amazing.

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Sarah!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Melissa!

Karri Reiser said...

Wow, what a great cake. I admire your work. You were spot on with the bird's faces. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Karri and you are very welcome!

Judy diyAddict said...

WOW wow wow!!! This is amazing. I have always been wanting to make an angry birds cake but I still have to learn about the fondant thing. Terrific Job Ilda!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Judy! Glad you like it :) Don't be scared of fondant. Watch some you tube videos and give it a go. It maybe a little more time consuming but it's so worth the results!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Love the cake!!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Rose!

Kathleen said...

Beautifully done. May I ask how you added the wood grain details to your logs?

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Kathleen! I just waited until the chocolate was hardened and then with the sharp tip of a knife scratched each of the log pieces... it's that easy!

GonzyRo said...

Amazing! How far in advance can you work with chocolate for molding? My son´s birthday is in December and I wanted to start trying to mold chocolate now. Is it too early? How would you store the pieces?
Thank you!

Ilda Dias said...

Hi! I'm not an expert on modelling chocolate, but I would think it would be OK made ahead of time wrapped in saran wrap and then placed in a zip lock or airtight container. Then just store it in your fridge until you need it. Doesn't do well with humidity. Hope that helps :)