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Crafty Cupcakes
Spring has arrived, and this pretty little bluebird is keeping her eggs warm in her chocolate nest. This would make a lovely design for an Easter or spring cake.

Part Template Colour
Nest B Marbled brown
Body D Blue
Head E Blue
Beak H Black
Eggs 2 x F White

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  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cover cupcake
    Cover the top of your cupcake with a disc of sugarpaste in marbled brown or cover with chocolate buttercream.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Nest
    Roll the ball of sugarpaste to a length of 6in (150mm) curled around on itself.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add nest
    Place the nest on top of the cupcake, then using a small pair of nail scissors, start to snip the outside edge of the nest. Work all the way around and then do two more irregular lines inside.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Eggs
    Shape the two little white balls into oval eggs and place them into the nest.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Body
    Form the blue body of the bird into a flat cone shape.
    Push a piece of uncooked spaghetti in ready to stick the head on.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Head
    Take the blue ball for
    the head, then place firmly onto the spaghetti and make a big hole in the middle with the pointed end of a modelling tool.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Beak eyes and feathers
    Shape a little black beak with a sharp point at both ends, then push one end into the hole until it is secure. Mark
    the eyes with black paste colour and a cocktail stick (or toothpick). Scratch some marks over the breast area to represent feathers.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wings
    Roll out some blue sugarpaste, 1?8in (2–3mm) thick. Cut
    out a large heart 11?2in (35mm) across, cut it in half, and mark lines along it then cut the tips off.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tail
    Cut a smaller heart 4?5in (20mm) across. Mark lines all along it with a knife blade, then cut the tip
    off the heart.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attaching wings and tail
    Stick the wings and the tail to the bird with a little blue royal icing, allowing them all to slope outwards, resting
    on the nest edge.

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Serene T.
Serene T. · Singapore, SG · 24 projects
LOVE IT!
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TrAceY :)
TrAceY :) · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 11 projects
that.is.ADORABLE
nice work, looks really neat!
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Hdoddles
Hdoddles · 46 projects
Beautiful Tongue
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