How Do I Make A Little Blue Bird

Decorating By mommyandmecakes Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 3:42pm by ninatat

mommyandmecakes Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mommyandmecakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 11:46pm
post #1 of 6

I want to make a little blue bird to resemble the mascot for Twitter (i attached some photos as examples). I want to make him small and perch him on the tail of whale - long story icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

I am new at this and have become completely addicted to this site. I can't get enough of all the advice and discussions. Thank you all so much

I would appreciate any advice.

5 replies
LittleLinda Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
LittleLinda Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 1:24am
post #2 of 6

I'd try to mold it out of marshmallow fondant. Make a ball for the head and a bigger ball for the body. Stretch out the body ball to resemble the bird's shape and tail. Roll out some MMF to mold the wings. If you can't attach them, maybe you could stretch the wings out of a larger body with your fingers and trim or pinch the edges.

If you never made MMF before, the recipe is here on CC. I think you should cut it half (or less!)

togodel Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
togodel Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 1:38am
post #3 of 6

The Wilton site has decorating techniques using fondant. They have a very cute little bluebird.

supermama322 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
supermama322 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 1:46am
post #4 of 6

Check out the Cinderella cake in my photos!
I have 2 bluebirds flying off of the dress. PM me if you'd like!

ninatat Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
ninatat Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:17pm
post #5 of 6

i'm guessing you're making them three d- i would use 50/50 mix, i've made ducks, ladybugs, dogs, and when i made them with just fondant they take forever to dry, i made elmo and his but got really big lol. u tube has alot of video's on fondand/gum paste figurines, i think if you watch several videos, you'll get the jist of making different figures, i'm making the frog next he's so cute.

ninatat Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
ninatat Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:42pm
post #6 of 6

if you go to the gallery scroll down to 3-d they have a real cute blue bird

Quote by @%username% on %date%