3D Chicken Cake

Decorating By marcimcc Updated 30 May 2009 , 8:58am by candoo

marcimcc Posted 28 May 2009 , 4:24pm
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Hello All,

I am new to the whole cake decorating thing, but not new to baking. I have started decorating cakes just for a few close friends and family and have enjoyed it so much. I have made a tackle box, a teapot, a webkinz cake and a tiered princess cake. All designs were inspired by the experts here on cakecentral!

I have had a request to make a chicken cake for a 12 year old boy who loves raising chickens. What would be the best way to go about constructing this cake? I would prefer not to have to buy any additional pans at this time. What I have on hand are the rectangular pans (several sizes), circle pans in several sizes, sports ball pan, jumbo cupcake pan.

I was thinking of maybe using the sports ball pan. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

PS...I was told about this site at a cake art class and have become addicted to it.

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brincess_b Posted 28 May 2009 , 4:32pm
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i would think the ball pan for the body, and a small ball of rice krispie treats as a head. thick dowels to make the legs and head. or you could have him sitting!
youd maybe have a more realistic chicken if you carved it, id think the rectangle pans would be the way to go.

TexasSugar Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:32pm
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I've used the Wilton duck pan to make a chicken. It worked great. icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 28 May 2009 , 7:33pm
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I've used the Wilton duck pan to make a chicken. It worked great. icon_smile.gif

marcimcc Posted 29 May 2009 , 2:43pm
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Here is my finished chicken cake. Used 9 inch layers for the nest, sports ball for the body and a jumbo cupcake for the head. The tail and wing feathers came from the craft section of Walmart.

brincess_b Posted 30 May 2009 , 8:12am
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man, that is really cool. all piped bc? great effect on the chicken!

candoo Posted 30 May 2009 , 8:28am
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I sculpted a chicken for my hubby out of fondant. Check out the pic on my profile, there was choc. cake w/choc. icing underneath. I too, got this idea from another cake prev. posted on CC. I tried to attach the pic, but the file is too large (too many pixels).

candoo Posted 30 May 2009 , 8:58am
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I figured out how to shrink my pic- here it is...

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