Hummingbird

Decorating By graypaw300 Updated 10 Apr 2009 , 3:10am by juleebug

graypaw300 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 12:09am
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For mother's day I am making a cherry blossom cake (a fondant covered cake with cherry blossom branches and flowers) with a humming bird. But, I have NO idea how to make one. Any ideas?

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bbmom Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 12:14am
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How about a cookie with royal icing or just a royal icing colorflow...find a nice picture of a hummingbird online.

bisbqueenb Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 2:05am
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First Impressions molds had a terrific hummer.... http://www.firstimpressionsmolds.com/search.aspx?find=hummingbird

Use with gumpaste or fondant....and luster dusts to add the color. I have the smaller one....and you can shape the wings and body to give different looks.

juleebug Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 3:10am
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My 1st GP figure was a hummingbird. Here's what I did.

Start with an elongated teardrop shape for the body, Pinch at the top and form a ball for the head. Pinch the sides slightly where the eyes will be. Poke a small hole in the ball where the beak goes. For the beak, roll a snake of GP with one pointed end. Allow beak to dry then put a little water on the wide end and insert into the hole.

Cut a fan shaped piece for the tail feathers and cut indivivdual feathers at the bottom edge. For the wings, make an oval shape and cut in half. Place straight edge to top and cut feathers into the curved edges. Attach wings & tail with a little water.
Allow to dry and paint (I did it with gel colors thinned in Vanilla extract.) Apply Luster dust for a realistic shimmer.

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