Sometimes cakes should look like cakes! It's great to surprise someone with a birthday cake that looks like a robot, or that looks like a boat full of sushi, but it's also great to surprise someone with a birthday cake that looks like a cake.
This Angry Birds video game inspired cake (heck, ok, more than inspired) was done for a surprise birthday party for a super close friend of ours. Can you believe that she's never had a surprise party before in all of her thirty...er...twenty something years? So of course, we had to remedy that!
Each of the cute little birds and pigs were hand modelled out of gumpaste, fondant or modelling chocolate. There's no saying what's what anymore - we just had way too much fun doing the little critters! The sling shot and wooden beams were made out of white modelling chocolate and lightly dusted with a little food colour powder to make the "wood grain" pop, cuz heck, we like cool little details like that!
Can you guess how we did the texture of the "grass"? Here's another look...
...give up? We used the wrong end of a bunch of different sized paint brushes and poked and prodded the fondant into shape. Then we dusted it with a few different shades of green. Yay for fun cakes that look like cakes!