Hi everyone. I have just started out making cakes and although I am quite confident with most cakes, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this one!
The look I am going for is a seated pheasant with long feather tails. My problem areas are the head and tail. How would I make the head and attach it? I was thinking a large cake pop bird head shaped covered in chocolate to hold the shape then attached to the body somehow and covered in fondant. Would that work?
For the tail feathers I was going to use florist wire using 2 layers of fondant either side and let them dry for a few days. I'm just not sure either idea will work!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
That sounds like an amazing cake!
Ive never made a cake like this before, but personally i think id make the head separately out of cereal treats, cover with modelling fondant then paint it....i'd try and attach a stick while the cereal treats sets and set it in polystyrene or florist foam so you can paint and dry from all sides without setting it down....
I have used feathers on a cake....but i went to a lovely shop that actually designs and makes them.....i figured no one would want to eat big lumps of fondant stuck on wire really, so i just used the real feathers with the end covered in florist tape.
Hope this may help a little!
Thank you for your reply, great ideas! That is a lovely cake and your right, I never did understand using fondant on the end of wires for things people won't eat when you may as well use the real thing if you can!
Ah thanks....maybe have a look online for some of the lovely green/blue feathers pheasants have, you can then base your other paint/fondant colours for the pheasant body around that.
Make sure you post a pic when you've finished!!
Finally finished! Didn't go too adventurous with it but I'm pleased with the outcome. Have uploaded a couple of pics. Ended up using a Mikado stick to secure the fondant head![/img]