This “Blue Bird” is a perfect topper for a bird’s nest cake design and a wonderful cake decorating idea especially if you want a customized cake to be given to your special friend.
I made this bird called “Twitter” out of fondant and nestling on cake with its twelve fondant eggs. It’s a very creative cake design that was truly appreciated by our family friend when we bought the cake during their home warming last weekend.
I tell you, making this cake fondant topper is very easy. It just need a little creative imagination and complete hand dexterity in molding the blue bird. And you can make it too because I will teach you how to create this little winged fellow.
To start, just prepare the following:
– 9 inches non-stick rolling pin
– 4-inch round ball of fondant
– Blue Liquid Gel
– Brown Liquid Gel
– Black Liquid Gel
– Yellow Liquid Gel
– Parchment paper
– Cornstarch/ Icing Powder / Shortening for working with fondant
– Pizza Cutter
– 2 inches Size Cookie Cutter (for the bird’s tail)
– 3 inches Size Cookie Cutter (for the bird’s wing)
Are you ready? Ok, let’s begin with the bird’s beak and eyes.
- Take just a little portion of the fondant and color it yellow for the bird’s beak and black for the bird’s eye.
- With the yellow fondant, form it into a 3D triangle shape that looks like birds’ beak.
- With a plastic fondant modeling knife, make an indent line on the middle sides of the triangle as a beak division.
- Poke on the left and right sides of the triangle for the bird’s nose using the pointed tip fondant modeling tool.
- Form the bird’s eyes by rubbing the black fondant in between your index finger and thumb finger.
- Place the fondants on a plate with icing powder, and let sit for few minutes to harden.
Next, we will make the bird’s tail and wings.
- With the remaining fondant, color it with blue liquid gel.
- Flatten the blue fondant using the rolling pin.
- Then, cut out a circle using a 3 inches circle cookie cutter with the wavy edge.
- Cut a triangle shape on the circle fondant using a pizza cutter.
- Trim the tip of the triangle with a plastic knife modeling tool.
- Roll again the blue fondant and cut two pieces of circles using a 2 inches cookie cutter with the wavy edge.
- Cut out the circle fondant into a half-shape moon as a bird wing.
- Place it on a plate with confectioner sugar and let it harden for a while.
Then, we will make the bird’s head and body.
- Elongate the remaining blue fondant with the other tip a bit smaller with the other side.
- Cut about 1/8 of the blue fondant’s smaller side as the bird’s head.
- Then, roll it into a 3D circle and attach the bird’s beak.
- Place the black fondant for the bird’s eyes.
- Roll the remaining fondant into an elongated bird’s body.
Finally, let’s assemble the bird’s body parts.
- Attach the tail to the rear of the bird’s body using a brush with water.
- Insert a toothpick near the bird’s neck.
- Place the bird’s head into the inserted toothpick.
- Attach the left wing with the soft edge up.
- Attach the right wing and clap on the rear side of the tail.
Thanks for reading and catch you again later.
Lots of love,
Riah – the Happy Baker