This is my birdhouse enchanted forest cake I made for two eight year old twin girls.
I really enjoyed working on this cake and I must tell you the details took forever!! But in the end it was worth it. And the look on the girls faces when they saw their cake was priceless.
and the top
I thought I'd share with you how I made the Birdhouse on the very top.
How to make a gum paste birdhouse
For this project it's best to either use a Birdhouse Cutter. There are many brands on line but I like this one is FMM and I got them from Fancy Cakes by Linda on Facebook I got the tree cutters on the bottom tier too.
You can buy these on Amazon too - see below.
Or you can use a template that you can find on google. There are many different options and styles online the simple one looks like this
Back to our Tutorial - How to make a Gum Paste Birdhouse.
This is fairly simple.
Roll fondant in the colors you want. Texture them with a Texture mat or rolling pin.
(see below) I used the wood grain - brick and straight lines
Technically you can cut out two pieces of each cutter.
Notice the front and back are the same so if your set comes with two - just cut one each.
I used a circle cutter to cut the hole in the front one.
So you should have Two pieces for the sides, two for the front and two for the roof.
I chose to make one for the bottom to ensure my house had a base but you could keep it open below as well.
Very important - Let the pieces dry completely -
Once dry - use Melted chocolate or Royal Icing to glue them together. I prefer to
- Place the back flat on the table.
- Glue the two sides first. (use something to make sure they stay straight in place)
- Then attach the front piece. (keeping them aligned nicely)
- Once the front is dried - I attached it to the base.
- Lastly I attached the roof in place.
And that's it!!! The Birdhouse was done. You can make these many days ahead before your project.
The middle tier wood effect is made with the wood grain texture mat (see below)
The bottom tier is made with printed Edible images
The birds and mushroom and other elements are all made free hand.