Mockingjay cake!

mockingjay cake

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. ┬áHa! 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!

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