Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Chocolate Bird Bath

I have spent the last day or two playing around with royal icing. If you’ve ever worked with Royal icing you know that there is a huge learning curve. You can watch as many demonstrations as you want, but it is when you start making, mixing, thinning, piping, and flooding your own you figures and designs you start to really learn! Today I had some fun with different shapes, and turned out to be a silly and yet really rewarding project!

Bird Bath-18

This is how it all started:

Rename(Birds piped on to parchment paper)

The original plan was to practice creating royal icing decorations on parchment paper and then transfer them on to a fondant or butter cream cake. The only problem is that I really started to like these little guys and and wanted to create something that gave them more character than just sitting them on the side of a cake.

This is what I came up with…

Bird Bath-5Bird Bath-19Bird Bath-21Bird Bath-20

I hope you enjoyed the playfulness of the royal icing… there is plenty more where that came from as I have three more royal icing project coming up over the next week and a half (only these ones involve cookies!)

Do you have any icing design requests? Let me know, and you might just see your idea posted right here on the blog!

4 comments:

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So cute!

Prob. overelaborate, and involving need for multiple colors - but - Noah's arc, with pairs of animals?!?

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, they're so intricate! How did you get "Berties" to hold together and stand up like that?

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Are they edible birdies? I know they can be eaten, but are they tasty?

Steve said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a great article which The original plan was to practice creating royal icing decorations on parchment paper and then transfer them on to a fondant or butter cream cake. The only problem is that It really started to like these little guys and and wanted to create something that gave them more character than just sitting them on the side of a cake.Thanks for sharing this article.

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