This Angry Birds Cake Made My Weekend
Rovio’s game Angry Birds has been around for a while, and yet the interest level remains high. I am not sure if it is the most played game today (I honestly doubt it), but there is no denying that the game has branched out to more mundane (or not so mundane) things. From t-shirts to flip flops to bags to plushies, we can see the birds of from the game practically everywhere.
It just follows that an Angry Birds cake should be in the picture as well. In fact, you will see Angry Birds cakes all over the Internet. A simple search will give you tons of results – from videos to images to tutorials! No doubt that there are lots of awesome creations out there, but this simple Angry Birds cake made my weekend.
It was my little brother’s 11th birthday yesterday, and since he currently is into football (the kind that you play with your feet) and he loves playing Angry Birds, I thought it would be nice to mix the two themes. I was lucky enough to have seen some pictures of a friend from college on Facebook. As it turns out, she now makes specialty cakes on the side. I told her about the themes and left everything to her. The result was one cool-looking Angry Birds cake. Here’s the view from the top. I just love that slingshot!
I also like the fact that the pig is placed on a “wooden” structure.
In case you like baking, both the wooden structure and the slingshot are made of rice crispies and coated with gum paste. The rice crispies was a brilliant idea because we transported the cake almost 70 kilometers by car and if those items were any heavier, the cake would have been ruined. (Just to be safe we removed the slingshot while on the road.)
Now these babies were the most wanted things during the party. I totally understood those kids, though.
Oh, yeah, the birthday boy loved the cake as well. I think it was his “Wow!” that actually made my weekend, not really the Angry Birds cake. ;)