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February 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Angry Bird Cupcakes

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Yesterday was boy #3, Nathan’s, birthday.  As is our tradition in our household, he got to choose whatever he would like for his cupcakes for school.  I let them pick whatever they fancy at the moment, then it is my problem to figure out how to make them.  This year he chose Angry Birds.
I molded all of the figures out of fondant.  Instead of having to try to get the eyes right, I used the Wilton Candy Eyeballs.  These were great, as they are already made and you just place them right on!  It made making the faces super easy.  They are $3.99 for 56.  Great price!
I used the Wilton Rolled Fondant Pastel Colors Multi-Pack to make the figures.  The blue birds are made with the blue fondant straight out of the package.  I added Juniper Green Wilton gel to the green for the pigs.  For the red birds I added Red NoTaste and Burgundy to the pink.  For the yellow birds I added Golden Yellow and a bit of Orange to the yellow.  I added more orange to the yellow for the beaks.  The rest was done with white fondant and white fondant tinted black.
To make the figures, it is a lot like play-doh for grown ups.  Roll and shape until you get the desired effect.  I break things down into basic shapes and then adjust.  Like the yellow bird is a pyramid, with a cone nose, and a flattened circle for the belly.  Play until you get it the way you like and attach pieces with just water!
I then just used the Wilton tip 233 to pipe grass onto the top of the cupcakes in green buttercream.  Wilton has a simple online tutorial on how to do this here.
So here they are!

I really love my cupcake holders.  They make it easy to transport to school.  They have high domed tops that click on and then they stack as well.  These are the Ultimate 3 in 1 Cake Caddy and run $19.99.  I highly recommend them, as I can use it for cakes, cupcakes and mini-cupcakes.  And after all of the time I spend working on my decorated goodies, I would hate for them to get destroyed on the way to their destinations

They were a huge hit with the Kindergarten class.  The birthday boy Nate actually brought home his pig off of the top of his cupcake in a plastic bag at the end of the day because he wanted to keep it.  I explained that it is actually edible, and that we can make permanent ones to keep out of fimo clay and bake them!
So much fun!
Next up for the March birthday of Gabriel, Plants vs. Zombies!

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  1. These are adorable! I think any kid would go nuts for them. Really great!

  2. The Mommy-Files says:

    Those turned out so awesome girl!!!! I'm gonna have to make some now! 🙂

  3. Mommy Crafts says:

    How CUTE! So what did you use to make these?

  4. How cute, you did an amazing job. My son would love these and already mentioning an Angry Birds party, but let me say my cupcakes would be ridiculous looking

  5. Melissa @ Honeybee Vintage says:

    You did such a great job! So fun:)

  6. Jennifer Curtis says:

    These are so great! Love them!

  7. Four Marrs and One Venus says:

    Super Cute! Saw you over at Tip Junkie! Off to explore the rest of your blog! I am a new follower! Feel free to head over my way with all my boys! 🙂 Ty- Jen

  8. Brie Holtrop says:

    So cute!!! Way to go! 🙂

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  9. You did an amazing job on those cupcakes!!! Would love for you to link up to the Tuesday To Do Party if you haven't already!

  10. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh wow! These are so neat! You are so creative! Wow…these would be perfect for my nephews birthday! He loves Angry birds!!!
    landfjacobson @

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