This cake was for my son’s 10th birthday. There are great HOW TO clips on You Tube to show you how to make the Birds which helped me – they were all made from fondant. They were tricky to make but so worthwhile. I made them a week before the cake so they had time to set. I also used wafer biscuits and a Timeout finger bar for the ‘building’s which housed the pigs.
The slingshot was also made from fondant. To make it appear more real, I mixed brown into the fondant without mixing it too much – making it look a little ‘streaky’ which meant it looked more realistic. The birds nest and eggs were also fondant. I used a butter cream icing using a green gel food color to get the bright green.
The actual cake was simple to make – a round chocolate cake cooked in a 12 inch tin. This cake took a long time to make, but the expression on our son’s face when he saw it, was worth it.