Here’s a simple and easy instruction on how to make Edible Angry Birds by Liz who owns Artisan Cake Company in Portland Oregon. She makes 3D sculpted cakes and lots of toppers on a daily basis. Read on to learn how to make your own Angry Birds that you can munch on.. Enjoy 😀
You will need some red, black, grey, white, yellow and brown fondant. I make my own but any brand will do and you can either buy it pre-colored or dye your own with food color. You will also need some small scissors, an x-acto knife and a skewer (or something to poke a hole).
Next I add the head feathers. I wet the top of his head a little, then take the piece of red fondant and fold it in half. I then press it on top and work the edge so its flat and blends into the orb. I usually bend the tip of the feather a little to make it look more cute 🙂
Then comes the eyebrows. They should be pretty small and touch in the center.
The pupils are very small. Much smaller then you think they should be because they get bigger when you put them on. Too big and your bird will look weird. When making recognizable characters, proportion and scale is important. A very small amount of water is used to glue the pupils on
Next is to glue on the tail. Again, use a touch of water and then insert the tail. You make the tail by forming a tear drop shape out of the fondant then squishing it flat. I use my x-acto to push dents into the end to make it look like feathers. (cartoony feathers).
Thats all there is to the red bird! The black bomb is next and he has similar features but there are a few differences that I will spend more time on.
Making the Black Bird
Then you take your x-acto blade and cut out a small triangle from the sides of the grey circles and remove them carefully with the tip of the blade.
Press the white circles on top
Next step is to put the fuse together. Take a small piece of black and roll it out and a small piece of yellow fondant for the “lit” part of the fuse. Glue them together with a dab of water.
Put a little water in the top hole and then place the fuse inside. make sure it’s standing straight up!
Lastly glue on the eyebrows and the dot for the forehead. I usually draw on the pupils for this guy with an edible marker but you can use tiny dots like we did for the red bird.
If you put the birds in front of a fan they will dry faster 🙂