The ANGRY BIRD CAKE: Now, I must admit, the inspiration came from here. And, that dad is nicer and more fun than me. I was not about to let a bunch of 5 years shooting the cake pieces with a sling-shot. Sorry. I think all the kids at the party still liked the cake.
So here is my tutorial:
here. I had never made them before, and they were SO, SO, SO sticky. But they worked perfectly for what I had in mind. I wanted some of them to have the dirt-look, so I for those I added a little cocoa to the powdered sugar mixture that you roll in after cutting them. Oh, and they tasted pretty good, too! **Also, I don't have a stand-mixer. I was a little worried about my hand mixer engine going bad, but it worked okay.
Nutty Bars: Pretty self-explanatory. I did use a few long skewers to place them down into the cake.
Tower Base & Triangles: I baked a cake (according to the cake mix), but baked them in 2 loaf pans. After they were baked and cooled for 10 minutes, I took them out of the pans. When they were completely cooled, I cut one in half. Then I cut the other half into 2 triangles. I wrapped the individual pieces in plastic wrap and stuck them in the freezer over night. Then I took them out just as I was ready to decorate the cake.
I made a simple butter cream frosting and colored it green for the grass base. Then I used a chocolate frosting to cover the cake. Nothing fancy. I would suggest making the cake balls first however before doing the cake.
Cake Balls: I used this tutorial. I just used a cake mix. They were pretty easy to make the balls. The decorating took a little more time. I made them the night before, and kept them in the fridge.
The eyes: I used white chocolate chips. I did cut off the pointed edges.
The beaks: These were those little yellow mints that look like chocolate chips. I cut them into triangular-ish shapes.
Eyebrows: I took a single Tootsie Roll and rolled it out thin. Then I cut little strips and folded them into a "V."
Feathers on Top: Simply cut little pieces of licorice rope. You do need to hold them in place for a second while the chocolate dries so they will stay standing upright.
Pig Snout & Ears: I just used the green mints. I cut them in half for the ears.
Okay, it looks like a lot, but it really wasn't bad. Actually I had a lot of fun making it. I think I was more excited for the party then Cole was.