Cool Homemade Hen Cake

I first found the hen cake idea on this web site. As I raise chickens, I wanted to make a hen cake to enter into the local fair. I had seen cast aluminum 3D hen molds on eBay, and finally lucked out winning one.

I used a cake recipe that I found online, which was heavy enough for the stand up cake. I’d previously practiced with store-bought pound cake mixes, but that was getting costly.

I first frosted the cake with a crumb coat. The frosting was homemade buttercream/shortening. Then I used a star tip to do the entire body. I used a combed tip to make wings. The waddle, comb, and nose were made out of colored fondant, and I put a dab of blue frosting for the eyes.

My chicks were made out of fondant, and I colored their beaks and eyes with marker. The egg shell came from one of my hens. I used shredded wheat for the nest, and used a small maple leaf cookie cutter to make leaves out of fondant.

I received a blue ribbon for this cake, and it will definitely be re-created for several family chicken farmers’ birthdays!

11 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Hen Cake”

  1. I just love this cake. It looks delicious. I hope I get a cake this wonderful on my birthday, hint, hint. Bon voyage!

  2. I love your cake. You are the best cake decorator ever! Can you write a how-to book? I hope your children and grandchildren inherit your cake baking and decorating skills!

  3. My grandchilden keep chickens (in Brooklyn!) and my grandson wants to have a “chicken party” for his 7th birthday, and I am in charge of the cake. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the ideas!

  4. Lois if you will send me your email address I will show you a picture of my hen and chicks cake that I did for Easter.

  5. Dear Lois,
    My daughter’s birthday is August 5, and I really would like to make her a hen cake like yours. It’s beautiful!
    We raise chickens and she loves them.
    I’ve searched on eBay and online but have not been able to locate a hen mold, just a duck one.

    Thank you!

  6. this is so awsome and i want to have a chciken birth day party and im so exstid and ya so im the CHCIKEN GIRl

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