The popularity of Angry Birds continues to amaze me. First launched on December 11, 2009 the game became Apple store’s biggest hit of 2010. Since then it has been downloaded on numerous platforms over 1 billion times. Who knew the world would become so enamored with the story of angry birds battling the greedy green pigs who had stolen their eggs.
Fast forward 2.5 years and I receive a call at my cake shop for an Angry Birds birthday cake. Let me tell you about it.
It was for a little boy and his father who are both obsessed with Angry Birds. The mother bought in a picture she found online and I adpated it to make it my own. Incorporating the various colored birds from the game (green, red, white, blue, black, yellow), the slingshot, and the evil green King pig and his minions. The most challenging part for me was to try to capture the sunrise from the game. I thought of using 2 layers of fondant to capture the color but ended up choosing to paint the cake instead for this.
The end result was even better than I had envisioned in my head. The mom, dad, and kid ended up picking up the cake together and they were thrilled when they saw it. The boy was jumping up and down he was so happy. They were actually taking the cake to field day at their elementary school to share with their class. I can only imagine how his class responded when he brought this surprise cake in. I have a feeling the kids were fighting over who got to keep/eat the figures. I wonder if he’s the coolest kid in class now? I think he is 🙂
Here’s some additional images of the cake below: