Angry Birds Birthday Cake

Angry Birds Birthday Cake

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  We are in the midst of birthday season, and my youngest just turned 7 years old.  I really can’t believe it, time is just flying by!  We had a great time planning the birthday party, and of course, the cake. He wanted an Angry Birds theme on 2 different round layer cakes.  We decided to make one cake Piggy Island and the other Bird Island, with the birds using the  slingshot to save their eggs.  It was fun planning and designing the cakes, and as always, a fun challenge for me.  I hope you enjoy the cakes!  Now, onto my daughter’s cake next month 😉

The cake is a homemade yellow butter cake, from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook.  I just adore her cake recipes.  I doubled the recipe to make 4 round cakes.  I stacked them two high, with icing in the middle.  The icing is also homemade, and it’s made with real butter (see recipe below).  This type of buttercream is more difficult and temperamental to work with than the vegetable shortening variety, but I prefer it, and am willing to live with a few icing cracks.

When frosting a cake, frost the top first and then the sides.  Place a large amount of icing on top of the cake (you can remove the excess later), to prevent crumbs from mixing with your icing.  After icing the top and sides, smooth out with a cake spatula and then place the cake under a stove fan and light for about 20 minutes to slightly harden the icing.  Smooth the cake by using a smooth paper towel (Viva works well).  Place the paper towel on a section at a time, and gently smooth with your hand.  Repeat, until the cake is where you want it.  I also use the paper towel to smooth the edges, by placing the paper towel on the edge, and smoothing gently from the side to the top.  At this point, the cake is ready to decorate.  I use a disposable cake box to store the cake in, until it is ready to put the decorations on and time to put on display.

I mixed the icing with red and green gel color.  The red, of course, took a lot of food color.  The decorations are made out of fondant, gum paste, rice crispy treats, wafers, and graham crackers.

  • The birds, pigs, and eggs are made out of fondant.  I molded them and used food safe markers and color dust for the details.
  • The slingshot was made out of rice crispy treats (which I made and then cut the shape out), covered in brown fondant.  I used toothpicks for support.  The band was made out of 1/2 brown gum paste and fondant to give it a little strength and flexibility.
  • The pig stands/city were made out of a combination of rice crispy treats, wafers, and graham crackers.  I built them on the cake the day of the party, and used icing for extra support.
  • I used gum paste for the letters and color dust for color.
  • We found these great dynamite and bomb birthday candles, which are in front of the pigs.
  • I used a gum paste glue to adhere the decorations to each other and the cake (made with water and gum paste).  I placed all the decorations on the cake a few hours before the party, but got everything ready the night before, including icing the cake

I am excited to bring this cake to Fiesta Friday #177!  Your lovely cohosts this wee are:   Ai @ Ai Made It For You and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.

Buttercream Icing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 8 cups pure cane confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp real vanilla extract
  • With the flat beater attachment, beat the butter until smooth (about 45 seconds). Add the sugar (sifted if possible or at least whisked well) and beat for about 30 seconds or until combined. Add the vanilla and beat on high until very fluffy (around 2 minutes). Store in a sealed container and use within a day or 2.
  •  Check out more of my birthday cakes 🙂

    42 Responses to“Angry Birds Birthday Cake”

    1. 06/22/2017 at 8:23 am #

      Beautiful work!

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:20 pm #

        Thank you!

    2. 06/22/2017 at 9:22 am #

      Hope you are having a lovely summer Antonia! How lucky your little ones are that you make such amazing birthday cakes. I remember an animal or maybe zoo themed cake from a while ago! I’m quite impressed with this one 🙂 Hope you have a lovely weekend and good to hear from you.

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:19 pm #

        Hi Heather, I hope you have been doing well! It has been nice, just surprisingly busy. Thank you for your kind words, and I hope you have a nice weekend too!

    3. 06/22/2017 at 9:54 am #

      Wow, what great cakes, and the theme is fun! Nicely done Antonia!

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:18 pm #

        Angry Birds was definitely a great theme, and we had a lot of fun with it. Thank you so much Deborah!

    4. 06/22/2017 at 10:50 am #

      This is genius Antonia 🙂 Happiest birthday to your kid!

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:13 pm #

        You are so kind, thank you!

    5. 06/22/2017 at 11:13 am #

      I was waiting to see what you’d come up with. This masterpiece made me laugh, especially the two cakes facing off against each other. Cute little pigs and birds too. How fun. You’re a marvel, Antonia.

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:16 pm #

        You are so sweet Diana! He gave me a challenge with 2 cakes, but it was so fun how it worked out. Thank you as always for such nice compliments!

        • 06/22/2017 at 6:07 pm #

          I’m looking forward to the one you do for your daughter 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          06/22/2017 at 7:42 pm #

          She is working on it now, and she is thinking of coming up with a short story/comic to go along with it. I am intrigued! Thank you 😀

    6. 06/22/2017 at 12:53 pm #

      Ohmigoodness! I love It! You are so very talented!!

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 4:13 pm #

        Thank you so much Paula!!

    7. 06/22/2017 at 5:41 pm #

      Cake looks amazing…am sure your kid would have enjoyed..

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 7:44 pm #

        Thank you Lathiya! He loved them 😀

    8. 06/22/2017 at 6:33 pm #

      Wow you are very creative. looks awesome

      • Zoale.com
        06/22/2017 at 7:43 pm #

        Thank you Vidya, you are very kind!

    9. 06/23/2017 at 2:12 am #

      This is a amazing Antonia 🙂 You are a very talented young lady ! And all those fondant little decorations, you are great ! and what a fun project this been for both you and your son 🙂 Well done. I bet the cake was delicious 🙂
      Looking forward to your daughter’s cake 🙂 x

      • Zoale.com
        06/25/2017 at 10:53 am #

        Thank you so much Lynne, you are very kind! It is always a fun and special time together! Thanks, she is working hard on the design 😉 Have a wonderful Sunday! 😀

    10. 06/24/2017 at 10:13 am #

      How fun are these Antonia??!! What a bright idea to have two “opposing” cakes!! I’m sure your kids loved them. thanks for the detailed how-to on the figures! So so cute!

      • Zoale.com
        06/25/2017 at 10:54 am #

        Thank you Rhonda! They did, especially the birds and pigs. It was fun to see it all come together! Have a great rest of your weekend!

        • 06/25/2017 at 10:52 pm #

          Glad you took good photos–because I know those cakes didn’t last long!! Waiting to see what you come up with next! xox

        • Zoale.com
          06/28/2017 at 4:13 pm #

          So true, lol! Thank you!

        • 06/28/2017 at 9:00 pm #

          They were the cutest!! Hope all’s well at your house. hugs Antonia!

        • Zoale.com
          06/29/2017 at 8:09 am #

          Thank you, I hope you all are doing well too!

    11. Anita Kushwaha
      06/26/2017 at 10:55 am #

      Wow, that’s impressive! My decorating game isn’t what it should be. 😉

      • Zoale.com
        06/28/2017 at 4:14 pm #

        Thank you so much Anita! Have a wonderful rest of your day! 😀

    12. 06/26/2017 at 4:20 pm #

      Amazing work, Antonia, you are so artistic. The decorations are wonderfully detailed and your children must have been thrilled with them.

      • Zoale.com
        06/28/2017 at 4:15 pm #

        Thank you Millie, you are very kind! They really enjoyed it, and it was fun to watch as the characters came to life. Have a great rest of your week!

    13. 06/27/2017 at 7:43 am #

      What an amazing cake! Angry Birds is my go-to game on my iPad whenever I have to sit and wait for something (doctor’s office, on the train, etc). I would absolutely love it if someone made this cake for me! Thank you for sharing at FF!

      • Zoale.com
        06/28/2017 at 4:16 pm #

        Thank you Ai! It is such a fun game! Have a fantastic day!

    14. 06/28/2017 at 1:30 am #

      I don’t think I’ll be patient enough to make a cake like this! I think I’d just eat from this lovely cake. 😀 Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday #177.

      • Zoale.com
        06/28/2017 at 4:18 pm #

        It definitely takes some patience and time! Thank you Jhuls! Have a great day!

    15. 06/28/2017 at 2:07 am #

      Amazing!!

      • Zoale.com
        06/28/2017 at 4:18 pm #

        Thank you Mollie! Have a great rest of your week!

        • 06/29/2017 at 12:05 am #

          🙂 You, too!

        • Zoale.com
          06/29/2017 at 8:10 am #

          😀

    16. 06/30/2017 at 6:51 am #

      A masterpiece! Bravo, Antonia! 👏👏

      • Zoale.com
        07/03/2017 at 12:21 pm #

        Thank you so much Angie!

    17. Liz
      07/13/2017 at 10:33 am #

      Lovely and colourful cake. Thanks for sharing!

      • Zoale.com
        07/29/2017 at 9:47 pm #

        Thank you so much Liz!

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