Since my daughter was having her 8th birthday party at an indoor trampoline park, she wanted an Angry Birds themes cake and party.
I started off by baking 4 9x13x2 cakes (2 vanilla, 2 chocolate) to make a two layer 18x13x4 cake as the base. I alternated the cake layers so that one half was chocolate on vanilla, and the other half was vanilla on chocolate; pretty much a black and white cake scheme. I filled the layers with pink tinted cream cheese frosting. I then proceeded with making the "main" character, the red Angry Bird, based off of the invitation. This was a strawberry cake (from scratch) made in a small Pyrex bowl. The two halves of the sphere were held together with the pink cream cheese frosting.
The base and the bird were then both crumb-coated with the remaining CC frosting.
The base was then iced with green for grass and decorated with Keebler Fudge Sticks as structures, and the other Angry Birds and some of the pigs. The birds and the pigs were made from strawberry cupcakes that were shaped and then covered and decorated with fondant; edible marker was used for the facial features that weren't fondant.
The big red bird was covered with "feathers" using a leaf tip; fondant was used for the eyes and beak. Once the red bird was placed onto the base, I edged the whole cake with a multi-opening tip (grass tip. I also places grass around all of the structures and the birds.
The kids went crazy over the cake, with some not believing that I made it. It was a lot of fun to make such a detailed character cake.
This Angry Birds cake was made for a family friend. It was a vanilla and chocolate cake covered in fondant. The Angry Birds, rocks and beaks on the cupcakes were also made from fondant. The eyes I bought from a Party City store and were edible. The logs were made out of a kit kat bar and twix, which I had to cut off all the chocolate and caramel.
The sling shot was made out of rice crispy treats, the rope was a twizzler which I had cut into very thin strips then dipped in chocolate. This friend of mine was expecting me to only draw (with icing of course) the red Angry Bird on a cake but it sounded boring so I surprised them with this.
Everyone loved it! They kids went crazy for it and towards the end of the party people were ready to leave but just had to stay for cake. The only problem I had with this cake was the sling shot kept tilting over because the top was too heavy. I had to use tooth picks to hold them up. I think next time I may use rice crispy in white chocolate so it holds it shape better.
This Homemade Angry Birds Cake is an "interactive" cake that was specifically ordered by the young birthday boy! He had seen in online and wouldn't accept anything else! (I don't actually play the game so please excuse me if I don't know exactly what everything is really called.) I made 2 loaf cakes and trimmed them to make the "hills" and iced them in chocolate buttercream. The beams are Little Debbie Nutter Bars. In order for these to stay put long enough to be knocked over, I had to push the bottom ones down into the cake and cut the top ones. They are secured together with icing.
The birds, pigs, stones and glass/ice blocks are all hand sculpted from fondant. I had to buy a wooden board for the base and cut it to 3'x1'. It is then covered in aluminum foil and then green icing for the grass. I dabbed a spatula around to make it stick up a little. The little boy's grandma provided a catapult, but I believe a sling shot would work much better to hurl the little birds into the cake. He was able to demolish it, though, and had a blast!