Saturday, December 1, 2012

Angry Bird Fondant Cake for a 60 Year Old


Today is mom's best friend's 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 Birds Game... So she asked if I would make her an Angry Birds Themed Cake. Ooops, I guess she has now been outed, I hope she's not ANGRY! Hehehehe, Oink, snort!

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

Angry Bird Fondant Cake for a 60 Year Old

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

Angry Bird Fondant Cake for a 60 Year Old

Angry Bird Fondant Cake for a 60 Year Old

For those of you that are curious about how I made it, here are a few pictures I took of the cake along the way. I'll just briefly explain them.
  • The first thing I started with was modeling 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 colors of fondant. (I didn't by all these different colors, I just started with white fondant and mixed it with icing colors until I achieved the color 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!


I hope you like my take on the Angry Birds Cake!
Have a great weekend :)

20 comments:

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

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

    Virna from Craftmates

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. That is fantastic! The details are amazing.

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  5. 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.

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    1. Thanks so much Karri and you are very welcome!

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  6. 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!

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    1. 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!

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

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    1. 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!

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  8. 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!

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    1. 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 :)

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