At A Loss - How Do I Make This Cake Look Good?

Decorating By tsal Updated 28 Apr 2013 , 9:40am by tsal

tsal Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 12:35am
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It's MIL's 70th birthday. Dh asked me to make a cake "with a large hen on top and then have four chicks around her (representing her 4 kids), and then 13 mini chicks around those 4 (representing her 13 grandchildren)." She always refers to herself as a mom with four chickies.

I was like, "whaa? Yikes"

Any idea how I can make this work? I am at a loss on this one. Perhaps a hen made out of RKT? Do I make it tiered?

At. A. Loss!

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KathleenC Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 12:46am
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Do a search for "chicken", or "hen" in the galleries, and there's some ideas.


I would make it tiered, and put the "grandchildren" on the top of the bottom tier (on the ledge). could make 2D chicks and put them around the side of the cake.


It's a cute idea.  :-)

liz at sugar Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 2:27am
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There was a cute hen cake in the latest Martha Stewart Cake and Cupcakes magazine.  I think it is still on the newsstand.



Sassyzan Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 2:31am
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AYou can use a paisley pan to make a hen shape. You could make that 2d with mini ball chicks around the bottom. If you have those pans.

icer101 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 2:34am
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OK here is a great start. hth

icer101 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 2:53am
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tsal Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 9:40am
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Thanks so much for the replies!!  I took at look at some ideas and I think I'll make a RKT chicken on top of a two tier round cake.  The chickies will go on the ledge and at the bottom and I'll put some flowers on it to make it more feminine and pretty.

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