So the following cake is for a friend I work (or worked) with at Riverwoods Urgent Care (my full time job right now). We call her "Pink Bird on a Stick" because her last name is Flamenco (and now the cake will make more sense). And instead of posting just the finished product I thought you all might like to see what this crazy cake making process is like. So the following is a series of the process, be prepared as there are a lot of pictures. Hope you enjoy!
|Construction of the support for the cake, (thanks honey).|
|The head is made of styrofoam and covered in royal icing (trying to keep it as light as possible)|
|Don't you love her fake eyelashes!|
|Of course the cake requested was the Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting (horrible to try and carve but it worked out in the end).|
|Making the feathers.|
|Isn't that a cute tooshi.|
|Transporting this bird was horrible. I sat in back holding her neck and body from cracking and falling while my husband drove me to work.... would definitely need to re-think the design if I ever do a cake like this again.|