Yesterday was Mishu's 7th Birthday..She is an official AngryBirds lover/fan-gal!! She requested yours truly to make Angry Birds Birthday cake or cupcakes for her "real" Birthday Day.This kind of project is really challenging especially to shape Angry Birds from fondant.The first time I touched fondant was from my Wilton's decorating classes and that was many many years ago until now!!*sigh* Imagine!!all these years all my fondant tools and material are sitting in the garage bins collecting dust as well as my decoration skill..It's took me 2 days plus and minus to prepared and shaped the Angrybirds fondant..At last minutes ,I was able to completed all the AngryBirds cupcakes on time before she came home from school..Viola!! *pat myself on the back* what a tiring project!! I'm quite satisfied with the out come consider I'm still amateur in cake decoration.Maybe I need to refine or practise my decoration skill more in future..
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 stick unsalted butter,room temperature ( 1 cup)
1 cup milk,2% or whole milk
4 eggs,room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Yield 30 cupcakes
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces,1 block (226 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 tbsp pure clear vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted
1 stick butter,cut
1:Preheat oven to 330 F.Line 2 pans cupcakes papers and set aside.Sifted flours,salt and baking powder in a bowl with cut butter and set aside.
2:In a mixer,beat eggs,milk and vanilla at medium speed until frothy.Pour in the flour mixture.Beat all batter ingredients until thoroughly combined.Do not over beat.
3:Scrap down the side bowl before each addition.Use a large table spoon to scoop the batter into the cup liners equally up to 2/3 full.
4:Bake for 20-22 minutes rotating,insert a toothpick into the center cake,comes out clean,then it's ready.Transfer to wire rack to cool down completely before icing and decorate with your desire shape and color fondant.
For Cream Cheese Frosting:
1:In a mixer bowl,combined butter and cream cheese .Cream the ingredients until well combined.Then slowly add in sugar powder and vanilla extract until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
2:Pipe icing or spread icing on the cupcake before cover with decorated fondant.
For Fondant Ingredients:
2 x 5 lbs Wilton's White Fondant
Red-Red,Yellow,Green,Apple Green,Orange,Black and Blue food colors. bunch of clean toothpicks to remove colors
cookies cutters,various shape and size
small fondant roller
shortening :to knead the fondant if it's too hard
cornflour or sugar powder: add to stabilize if;the fondant is too soft
Gum Paste Mix :to glue the fondant together
Piggy who stole the eggs
Red Angrybirds,Blue AngryBirds and Black Angry Birds
used AB stickers to guide the shape and color of each bird
red Angry Birds
another red angrybirds