What kid wouldn’t want an Angry Birds birthday cake for their special day? And don’t worry if you don’t know how to make fancy birthday cakes, that’s okay. Even a novice like myself was able to do it. So, let’s get started.
So, my son’s birthday was actually back in March, but I’m just getting around to creating this post. When, he said that he wanted a cake from Angry Birds, I found tons of different types online. However, this one was the easiest. Although it wasn’t perfect, my son loved it and that’s all that mattered. I found a simple video tutorial that might help you as well.
Gather your Angry Birds birthday cake supplies
This cake doesn’t require that many ingredients. It’s super easy. Here’s the supplies that you’ll need:
- 8×4 Cake hemisphere pan
- Stainless steel heating rod 4.25 inch
- Two boxed cake mixes (any flavor)
- Two containers of white frosting
- Black fondant
- Red fondant
- White fondant
- Orange fondant
- Green food coloring
Instead of buying separate packages of different colored fondant, you can buy white fondant and add food coloring. I just bought separate boxes for the sake of time and simplicity. Also, if you like to make your cake from scratch, here’s a great vanilla cake recipe that you will love.
Bake your cake
You can’t really make this cake without some type of spherical mold. Some people like to just cook their cake in an oven-safe bowl, but I wanted to make sure my cake was a true sphere, so I bought a 8×4 Cake hemisphere pan. I figure I can use this pan for tons of other cake recipes down the road.
Cook both cake mixes according to the instructions on the box. One can mix will fill the cake hemisphere pan. Then you can cook the second one in the same pan after the first one has cooled. Don’t forget to insert the heating rod to ensure that the cake is cooked through completely.
Assemble your cake
Once both half spheres are cooked and completely cooled, cut off the bottom of one of the cakes. This way the cake won’t roll away! Spread white frosting in between each sphere and then place them together. Then spread white frosting all around the entire spherical cake.
Decorate your cake
First, roll out the red fondant. Make sure you roll out enough. You’ll want it to drape over the entire sphere so you can’t see any of the cake. Here’s a great tutorial on how to cover a spherical cake with fondant so it looks professional.
Find an image of this particular Angry Bird online so you can use it as a template as you decorate this cake. Place the white belly first, then add the nose, eyes, feathers on top and then finally the tail. Don’t be too hard on yourself if it’s not perfect. Be careful when you switch from color to color. I wasn’t very careful and got a little bit of red smudged onto the white. You also might want to use some toothpicks to hold up the tail and the feathers on the top.
And there you have it! You’re first Angry Birds birthday cake. I hope that whoever you are making this cake for is going to love it. If you have any other fun DIY birthday cake ideas, please leave them in the comments below.
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