I made this Angry Bird Cake for our granddaughter's 13th birthday this July! She is obsessed with them. Knowing how much I love to bake crazy cakes and love a baking challenge, I agreed! I am very proud of this cake!.
For the bottom sheet cake, I baked two different flavored cakes and set them side by side on a large rectangle pan to cook together. One is lemon, the other is yellow cake flavored with coconut. I frosted the sheet cake with my home made butter cream vanilla frosting.
Next, I baked a vanilla cake in one round pan. I wanted to use all of the batter in one pan to give the "bird" a nice full shape. Once cake was cooked and cooled, I laid out my design before frosting. For the eyes, I lined the bottom of a small glass with black gel and lightly pressed onto the cake to get the circular eye shapes. For the eyebrows and tail, I cut out the shapes from black sugar sheets and "glued" them onto the cake using a small amount of icing.
The rest of the cake design, I free-handed. Not bad, huh? Once I mixed all my colors with Wilton gel, I then proceeded to use a star tip to fill in my body. I then affixed the "bird" atop a cardboard round and then slid that onto the top of the sheet cake and VOILA!..Easy!
My nephew wanted an Angry Birds cake for his 5th birthday. I had seen a picture on the Internet and thought "no way". It turns out this was time-consuming (because of the cupcakes) but really fairly easy.
I baked the cake in the round ball pan, put the sides together with icing and sliced off a small portion on the bottom to allow the cake to stand. Then piped the white feathers under the nose with white icing; used a #18 star tip and covered the rest of the bird with red, building up the top "feathers" with icing. I piped the eyes and trimmed them in black, then piped beak. I used black fondant for the tail feathers and eyebrows.
For the feathers on the cupcakes, I used a #5 tip, since a smaller tip makes the feathers too neat and not as random. I then piped the faces on the cupcake birds.
The kids at the party loved it - so did the adults.
I made this Angry Birds cake for my son's 12th birthday last December.
As we were going away on a 2.5 weeks vacation and will only be back a few days before his birthday, I modeled the figurines 3 weeks in advance. I added gum-tex to the fondant that I used to model the figurines so that they dry faster and harder. First roll out balls to the size desired before adding the eyes and beaks. The beaks were molded freehand while I used the various sizes of the piping tips to cut out the eyes. The completed figurines were left out to dry before being stored in air-tight containers and stored in a cool place.
When I was ready to decorate the cake, the figurines went onto the fondant covered cake and base, attached with edible glue.
I'm glad I modeled the figurines from fondant rather than use toy toppers. The effect was amazing and I received many compliments. Most importantly, my son loved it!