My daughter is a big fan of The Hunger Games series, so she decided she wanted to watch the newest movie for her birthday party. So, I needed to make another Hunger/Games-themed cake.
Cake from last year:
I used a toothpick, a table knife and some edible modeling dough to form the bird. To make the ring that sits under the bird, I rolled out the dough like a snake, put it on the flat rim if a glass bowl and smashed it down. I know, we’re super high tech here. To get the brassy color, I sprayed the bird and ring with black edible spray paint then layered that with gold edible spray paint. It took a few layers to get it right. Then I brushed yellow gel over the top to make it shiny.
For the fondant, I roll it over the cake then steam it with my iron to make it shiny…the only time I seem to use the iron, BTW.
Rach loves helping me. To her, it’s like playing with Playdoh.
To get the fire, I used a combination of red, orange and yellow sparkle gel frosting and brushed it into peaks with a paint brush.
I also chose to cover the board edges with the black fondant. I thought it looked better than the silver board.
And I tried not to cry when we cut it up and ate it. Ha! It turned out super cute. The girls loved it and said I was cool. You can’t get a better compliment than that from a bunch of 13 year olds!