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Coolest Cockatoo Cupcakes

by Tahani
(Melbourne)

Homemade Cockatoo Cupcakes

Homemade Cockatoo Cupcakes

I made these Cockatoo Cupcakes for my daughter's birthday at school. We have a tame cockatoo at home that we promised the teacher to show to the kids on the same day. So when it came to the birthday cake decoration, I came up with the idea of matching the birthday cake with the Cockie.

I made one cupcake for each child in the class and their teacher (plus a couple more) and they are really quite easy and quick to make. I used a German "lemon-yoghurt muffin" recipe. Once the cupcakes had cooled down, I put on the icing-sugar (I used vanilla icing from the shops). The eyes of the Cockie are made from meringues that I cut into a round eye-shape. Alternatively, you can use marshmallows instead. Use a tiny bit of icing to "glue" a small M&M onto it as a pupil. (You could use sultanas for a healthier option.)

The beak is made of two unsalted cashew nuts. I used dried mangoes for the crest as I wanted to have a bit of a healthier snack for the kids. You just have to cut the mango pieces into the right shape. Use lollie bananas cut in half if you like to do it a bit faster.

The white "feathers" near the yellow crest are made of round white chocolate melts cut in half. And that is it.

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great!
by: Anonymous

Great cupcake idea! lovely!!

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Coolest Bird and Nest Cake 4

by Melissa F.
(New Mexico)

Homemade Bird and Nest Cake

Homemade Bird and Nest Cake

This bird and nest cake was made for a friend's baby shower. Her theme was little fat birds. Her only request to have it blue. The cake is a chocolate gluten free cake with gluten free chocolate frosting. I baked and made this cake in one full day. I used a small bowl as a mold for the base of the nest. I then took fondant and pressed it through a garlic smasher to make the nest more realistic looking.

I hand sculptured and painted the little bird. I used the marble effect on the fondant used for the eggs. You take a couple of different shades of fondant, make a worm out of each. Then twist the pieces together and roll out flat. Can be done as many times as wanted until the shade you want is achieved.

I put 4 eggs in the birds nest. One for each of her two children who were born, one for a baby lost, and the fourth for the baby on the way. In order to shape the flowers I used a fondant cutter and a egg carton turned upside down. The branches were just tinted fondant and I used a fondant tool to make the lines. The leaves were also made with a fondant cutter.

I enjoyed making this cake.

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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Just wow!!!

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