This Angry Birds birthday cake was my first cake that I actually decorated on my own. My mother used to make and sell cakes when I was a little girl and I was always fascinated by them. I decided to try it my self and it was a hit.
I am now up to four cakes a month in less than 4 months. I do struggle from time to time and my cakes are not perfect by any means. This cake was by far my easiest to complete. I used rice krispie treats to sculpt the cones on the head. It was a yellow cake with a whipped butter cream icing. My moms secret recipe!
This is a 2 layer cake with whipped butter cream filling. I love to put lots of icing on, so there is about one inch thick layer on the whole cake. I used Wilton coloring gel. I like it but goes to quick. I am in the process of looking and trying different coloring products.
My name is Christine and I am addicted to Angry Birds. I got my inspiration for this from one of the start-up screens in the original Angry Birds game.
I started by making three layers of a 7 x 11 pan to make the back/body of the castle. Then I made six layers of a 4” round pan—three for each tower. I stacked each with layers of butter cream icing in the middle, iced everything in a dark grey butter cream, and then cut out a partial 4” circle from the front two corners of the 7 x 11 cake so that the towers would fit more closely to the cake.
Then I rolled out fondant and cut it into long thin strips, then again into “bricks”. Then each brick/block was laid one by one around the cake, alternating them around the entire castle. Then I colored some more fondant and made three pigs and the red, white, yellow and black birds.
My son turned four recently and he wanted an Angry Birds birthday cake for his birthday party. So I made him one! The cake size is 14 by 14 inches, after icing was 15 by 15 inches. It was a chocolate genache cake fat free, recipe from Wayne Gislen professional baking, with dark chocolate ganache filling in 3 layers.
The angry bird was my first ever frozen butter cream transfer, while the background was non dairy whipped cream tinted with Americolor gel paste in yellow for the sun, sky blue for 2 shades of sky, piped with a star nozzle, while the grass was tinted in green piped with basket weave nozzle.
The alphabets were dark chocolate molded like chocolate! The cake and whipped topping icing was done last minute but the frozen butter cream transfer was done one week,in advance! I used half butter and half shortening for the butter cream. Hope you all like the cake.
This year my daughter asked for an Angry Birds Gone Wild Cake. I thought and thought, and this is what I came up with. The entire cake (each tier) is confetti cake - not from the box, homemade. I then made the two bottom tiers Topsy Turvy cakes.
The next two tiers were made with the sports ball pan and the mini ball pan. I secured the cakes with a rather large dowel that ran through the center of each tier. The ties were iced in buttercream, with fondant accents adding details.
It was a relatively each cake to make, and was a huge hit at the party!