Angry Birds Cake

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Angry Birds 3D Cakes @KatrinasKitchen

So Four Year Old Foodie is now Five Year Old Foodie and he is obsessed with everything Angry Birds. You may remember me mentioning that I do not like making cakes. It’s a little complicated to explain, but since you are here…

Cake are hard! With most desserts there are usually other options available to party-goers. You are totally hating on my Giant Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies? No prob- go eat Sally’s crispy chocolate chip cookies. You are not a fan of the  Mounds Brownies I brought? No prob- go munch on Grandma’s apple pie. But birthday cake? You only have one chance at birthday cake. If people don’t like your cake they have to secretly set it aside in some remote place of the house, cover it with a half-crumpled napkin, and gorge on a 4th piece of pizza. Sad.

So I make box cake mixes.

Angry Birds 3D Cakes @KatrinasKitchen

I have it on my 2012 list of random baking accomplishments to make a *real* cake so you know it might happen. Until then just know these were made with the best Red Velvet Cake a box can deliver.

Besides, I was spending eleventy hundred hours on the assembling, frosting, and secret-keeping of these cakes already so I totally didn’t feel bad. And I always make my own buttercream because, umm yum.

Black Bird and Red Bird were made using a Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set.

I’m pretty sure you can make Yellow Bird with the same pan and a little trimming but since I already had a dome-shaped glass bowl from Pampered Chef I used that.  Blue Bird is a jumbo-sized cupcake with gobs of frosting to round him out.

I used AmeriColor food coloring gels in Bright White, Super Black, Lemon Yellow, Super Red, Chocolate Brown, and Sky Blue. The grass is Forest Green with a drop of Electric Green, and the beaks are Lemon Yellow with a tiny drop of Super Red.I followed package directions for the cakes EXCEPT I only used about 3 Tablespoons of oil to make the cake sturdier.

If you don’t have eleventy hundred hours to make these cakes you can always make this Red Angry Bird Cake that I made with piping frosting through a Ziplock bag and call it a day.

We had a blast and Five Year Old Foodie loved his surprise party. And no one had to shove the cake off in some remote corner of the house so that was a bonus.

I meant to pipe a Happy 5th Birthday sentiment on the bottom right hand corner before serving. I don’t think he missed it though.

Angry Birds 3D Cakes @KatrinasKitchen

- Katrina

48 Responses to “Angry Birds Cake”

  1. #
    Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Oh my freaking goodness, this cake is absolutely adorable! And look at the smiling face on that boy. So cute!

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    lilaloa — January 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    That's some big cake love right there! Fantastic job! He is SUCH a lucky little boy. (Now, quick…start showing him Homestar Runner cartons so you can make a Strongbad cake next year!)
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    Becky — January 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That big smile on your son's face says it all, so I guess that these cakes were worth all of that work;) What a great job, Momma!

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    Mind Over Batter — January 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I love this! Such a fantastic job! Your pint sized foodie must have been jumping up and down with exitement. I love to bake cake but hate to decorate them. Brings out the worst in me. I'm thinking you and I can strike a deal. I bake, you decorate. Whadda ya say?
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    [email protected] for Two — January 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    THIS is freaking awesome, Katrina! Seriously, best mom of the year award should be handed to you. I can't imagine how long this must've taken you — probably not long at all since you're so talented but I probably would've slaved over them cause I don't know how to decorate cakes yet haha..LOVELY job!! 🙂
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    Cookin' Canuck — January 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    So darn cute! You did a fantastic job, Katrina and your son's happy face says it all.
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    Bake Your Day — January 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh. My. This is awesome. You have some major talent, Katrina, these are so cool!
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    Rachel — January 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    You did an incredible job Katrina! Seriously amazing and super creative. Who cares if you cheated along the way 😉
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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Best. Cake. Ever.

    I always buy birthday cakes so I think making them should be my goal.

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    jennifurla — January 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Those are adorable cakes for sure.

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    CourtneyQ — January 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Happy birthday to your son! Mine turned five in Decemeber (and if we'd planned the party a little closer to his actual day – he'd have been all about the angry birds – instead, we went with the grinch.) Those cakes are adorable!!
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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing! Can a 20 something foodie have one too? Love it to the moon and back. What a lucky boy!

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    Kiri W. — January 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Ahaha, what an adorable cake. I bet he was totally in love with it 🙂 I have the greatest respect for those with baking and decorating skills, I completely fail at it, personally.
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — January 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    That is AWESOME!!!! My son would LOVE that cake! You did such and amazing job!
    How did you pull off a surprise party for a 5 year old? Didn't other kids talk?
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    Susie — January 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    They look fantastic…. box cake mix can be a life saver…. Your not the only who does it lol. Besides when the end result looks that fantastic it doesn't even matter. 🙂 Happy Birthday to your little guy.
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    Lacy — January 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    That is AMAZING! I bet he loved it, half of the guys in my dept at work (Technology) would love it too! Really cool. I bet he was so excited. Seriously your decorating skills are pretty incredible.
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    Maggie @ kitchie coo — January 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    You are so talented! You definitely get a bye on the boxed cake thing because the rest is so amazing. You lil foodie looks positively ecstatic…what a great surprise…a true labor of love.
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    KatrinasKitchen — January 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Bahahaha! I think I will wait….

  19. #
    Casey — January 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    what adorable cakes!! Looks like something from Cake Boss 😉 I bet your little guy loved them, I know I sure would!

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Your angry birds look very angry..!!! great job…!!!
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    Amalia — January 13, 2012 at 2:27 am

    No way! This is too good to be true! This is so amazing and stunning, wow! That last picture has got to be my favorite though, he's so adorable 🙂 I would look like that too, haha!
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    Eliot — January 13, 2012 at 2:32 am

    What a cute "five-year-old foodie!" Love the cake.

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    bakingserendipity — January 13, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Adorable! This cake looks fantastic! Birthday cakes are totally daunting to me because of the decorating more than the cake. I lack the artistic ability and patience to make up for it necessary to make cakes this pretty.
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    Sue — January 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

    You did a great job, Katrina! Very impressive, and a very happy birtday boy!
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    Baker Street — January 13, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Oh my! That's adorable! Very very impressive and Happy birthday birthday to your son! 🙂
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    Zee — January 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I think you have done a fabulous job! I too use boxed cake mix whenever I am baking for a party, it's less risky.. but just for the family I make my own mix which too is a great recipe but a little time consuming..
    Happy Birthday to your son! 🙂
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    Gina — January 13, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Oh my the kids must have went crazy for this. Hope your little foodie had the happiest Birthday ever! I'm still bummed I missed your give away. Hope you had a Happy New Years. It sure is off to a brisk start, isn't it?
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    Jody — January 13, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Nice job! My son is the EXACT same way and this is definitely something I'm going to have to try. I would rather do cookies any day, so way to put in the time.
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    Beth Michelle — January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

    These cakes are fabulous!!! What an amazing job you did. You have a very lucky little boy!
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    Karen — January 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Great job. I hear all the angry bird noises in my head, is that wrong. The smiles on your child says it all.

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    [email protected] — January 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Cute! I'm bookmarking this for my brother's birthday cake! He'll go crazy for these!
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    Not Rachael Ray — January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Adorable! Lucky kiddo 🙂 Happy Birthday to him!
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    Sandras easy Cooking — January 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

    My son who turned 5 on Dec. 29 is nuts about Angry birds..have them everywhere and his room is stuffed! Loveeeeee the cake! What a fun idea, I think your son is a lucky little man to have mom like that! Happy Belated B-day….hugs!!!!

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    Cindy Waffles — January 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Very impressive! These are amazing!! So adorable too!! Happy birthday to your 5 year old foodie!
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    Brenda — January 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Great job on the Angry Birds!! My girls would be all over this! 🙂

  36. #
    Liz — January 15, 2012 at 1:46 am

    You are SUPER mom!!! Wow, just look at that smile! Fabulous cake…and one that I would never have attempted 🙂 Brava!

  37. #
    Maria — January 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    LOVE the cake!
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    kitchenarian — January 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I showed this to my children and now they want to move in with you. I hope you are ready!!

    This is a child's birthday cake dream. Great job!

  39. #
    Stephanie — January 16, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Love Angry Birds and I love this cake!!

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    gourmetmommy — January 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Stop it. This is too cute. I'm giving you a call when 3 turns 4 because there's no way I can do that myself.
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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — January 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    These are GREAT! My four-year-old (also soon-to-be five-year-old) would adore these, as well. Nice work!!
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    TheBakerChick — January 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Oh Wow Katrina! This is absolutely amazing! I can't even conceive how to make something like this. It seems way more challenging to use a mix and make something like this than bake a simple cake from scratch. You are one amazing Momma! Happy Bday to your Little Man!
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    michelle — January 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    what an awesome job!!! I know that took forever, because i've been there (not with angry birds, but the requests get harder and harder, my big guy is turning 8 and he wants a clone trooper 3 -d helmet and i don't do fondant well!
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    Heather — January 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    BEST EVER! I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — January 19, 2012 at 3:21 am

    What a super fun cake! He looks so thrilled in that photo and is so adorable:)I need to order one for a birthday coming up over here;)

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    Ginger — January 22, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Those are AMAZING. And there's nothing wrong with boxed cake mix!

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    Steve @ peppercorn — March 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    These look great! I love it. I bet he went nuts when he saw it!
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