How Do I?

Decorating By Stellarcakes Updated 26 Feb 2009 , 10:22pm by Stellarcakes

Stellarcakes Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 3:07am
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Ok so I have posted a couple times...and here I am again icon_smile.gif
I am making a cake for my sis-in-laws baby shower this weekend.
And we got our inspo from LovinSullivanCakes in the portfolio elegant wedding cakes. The Red Bird cake. And was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on how to make the birds in the nest. And any tips on making the nest. I figured I would make the birds out of fondant. If any one has any tips that would be awesome!! Thanks!!

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chilz822 Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 6:40am
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I found this while browsing PinkCakeBox (amazing cakes), maybe a visual will help...


sugarwishes Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 11:50am
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Last month I competed in a throwdown against Dmich. On her cake she made two love birds. Here's the link to the throwdown so you can see how the birds came out. Send her a PM, I'm sure she'd be happy to help you.

For the nest, it does look time consuming. The first thing that came to mind was using a clay gun to make each piece of nest. You can cut out a circle to use for a base and they place each piece of nest from the clay gun to build the shape and size you need.

Good luck, I hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif

dawnnb Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:39pm
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I have 2 suggestions. White chocolate covered chinese noodles. Check the nest pic in my photos. Someone has also recommended the really thin rice vermicelli sp? noodles. Both would work nicely. HTH good luck!

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 2:00pm
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I'm not sure if you're looking for a soft-looking nest (noodle-like) or a hard nest. I've seen some harder-looking nests that I guessed had chocolate covered pretzels in it. (The straight stick-type pretzel.)


Stellarcakes Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 9:10pm
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Thanks for the input!!! Dawnnb I was looking at your nest's they look great. How exactly would you do the nest with white chocolate covered chinese noodles?
Ive never made a nest before hehe it'll be fun!

I was also thinking just using fondant cut into strips but would it hold up?

kakeladi Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:11pm
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Melt your white candy melts; dump in some chinese noodles; stir until all are covered w/choco and spoon onto wax paper. Form into a nest w/spoon or fingers and allow to set - maybe 30-60 minutes.

dawnnb Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 1:39am
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kakeladi pretty much covered the how to thumbs_up.gif Fondant would probably work as well. I haven't tried it...the kids liked the chocolate covered noodles. This is a pic of the other noodles I was talking about, they are a little more delicate. I tried to post this yesterday and it wasn't working. Can't wait to see the finished cake!

chilz822 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 3:02am
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Ooooohhhh, dawnb, I LOVE that cake!

rockysmommy Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 3:26am
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Originally Posted by chilz822

Ooooohhhh, dawnb, I LOVE that cake!

That cake is just beautiful!

dawnnb Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 12:33pm
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icon_redface.gif Sorry for the confusion, that wasn't my cake. It was one I had saved in my favs but wouldn't post. It really is a beatiful cake and the designer needs all the credit! Again sorry for the confusion.

Stellarcakes Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:17pm
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That cake is cool!! Yea that nest is cool. I am goin to make a nest with white chocolate covered chinese noodles. And then one with fondant and see which one I like better hehe. I can't wait to get comments and critics about the cake!!!

dawnnb Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:58am
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Good luck I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stellarcakes Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm
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ok here is a couple of cakes I have made the past two weeks please critic and comment positive or negative don't matter to me. I like constructive criticism!! The black and white was for my best friends 20th birthday and then the Pink one was for my SIL baby shower!!

Stellarcakes Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 8:04pm
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Does no one have anything to say? :/

MsLadyCakes06 Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 8:35pm
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i want to make a jungle theme baby shower cake i know i'll use fondant to make the animals like monkey, giraffe, elephant, lion, and zebra but how exactly do i make them...i like the article about putting together the "lil bear" i need something like that. sorry im learning how to use this website. didn't mean to cut in on the nest chat. help!

kakeladi Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 8:37pm
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They both look well done. Did you use a knife or spoon to dab at the icing on the pink cake?

Stellarcakes Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 9:43pm
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Hey...I am still pretty new to making like 3d figures but I have been reading that gumpaste is better for that. I used fondant though so you might keep reading and see what you find.

Kakeladi: I used a SIL loved it but I still wasnt as please as I thought I would be lol...I was really pressed for time and stressin!

cupcakemkr Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 10:01pm
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stellarcakes - both of those cakes are lovely, the nest came out great and the birds are cute too, you made those birds?

Stellarcakes Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 10:22pm
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Yes out of fondant...I wasn't completely happy with them they were my first try ever with 3d figures. Everybody loved them so that was good!!!

Next time I do any 3d figure I think I will try gum paste.

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