You will need:
White Saracino modelling paste
Dark Blue Saracino modelling paste
Yellow Saracino modelling paste
Black Saracino modelling paste
- Saracino wafer paper 0.27
- Micro stamens
- 24 gauge wire
- Green tape
- 10”, 8” and 6” round cake dummy with 4” height
- Saracino cake covering/white
- Cake drum/board 12” round and some covering
- Edible paint- hot pink, white, green,red,blue and yellow
- Round brushes various sizes from thin to thick, say number 0,2,4 and 8 or any equivalent (roughly 4 brushes)
- Colour palette
- Vodka (just a table spoon each) or any evaporator
- Rolling pin
- Cake smoother
- Contrast ribbon to cover the cake and drum and some glue or double sided tape
- Knife, scissors
- Some cornstarch required while rolling the cake covering
- Any small bowl for washing brushes
- Dresden tool
- Ball tool
- Shell tool
Draw a bird shape using a ball tool on a flat rolled sheet of Saracino sugar paste.
Cut the drawn outline with a knife tool.
Cut all the edges well and smoothen if any rough or raw edges left.
Roll thin strips in black and curl them to form the beak shape and eyes.
Using the blue and light blue Saracino sugar paste form small droplets and start gluing on the bird base following a pattern and continue using some yellow, white and orange droplets.
Make the branches with brown paste that is tapered from one end,Glue on the bird over the branches.
Make one more bird facing the 1st bird in the same way.
Again make some more branches in brown.
Using a leaf tool blend them well.
Mix some edible gel colours (blue and dark blue) with evaporators/vodka and start painting on the cake, using a flat brush dab and blend the two shades well, then add a bit of pink, red and orange and blend all the colours well.
Make tiny wafer paper flowers
Add few more highlights in dark blue.
Cut a thin ribbon like strip in light blue sugar paste, approximately 2cm wide
Brush with Saracino glue on one side.
Glue it around the bottom of the cake.
Trim the rest and blend the joints well.
Using the edible marker draw some flowers and leaves on the second tier of the cake, mix some pink and orange edible paint and highlight the edges of the flowers.
Blend the colours using white edible paint.
Paint tiny dots in red and black in the center of the flower and blend some green around the flowers.
Now with a pointy round brush draw the leaves in green.
Blend using some light green and yellow/this can be achieved by mixing white or yellow in dark green.
Brush some light blue in the empty spaces left between the flowers and leaves.
Making the small birds is easy, start with an elongated ball of white modelling paste and taper from one end for the tail white a rounded end on other side for the head, make the eyes with a ball tool and add tiny eye balls.
Add two tiny eyelids around the eyes.
Blend the eyelids well.
Make some feather texture on the tail with the knife tool or any pointy tool.
With the shell tool texture the body.
Roll a ball and shape it into a drop shape and flatten it to make the wings.
Texture the edges of the wings with the knife tool.
Texture the rest using the leaf tool.
Join it to the body and blend with the ball tool
Start painting the body starting with the lightest shade of blue
Add a darker shade of blue on the top
Using a thin brush paint standing strokes around the eyes forming a ring
Paint a black ring just below the blue one
Now paint the the eyes
Paint the lower body with a light yellow edible paint
Add some dark yellow and orange edible paint in the center of the lower body and blend well
This is how it will look, make sure you keep the light yellow on both ends of the lower body
Paint the tail in blue.
Blend with the yellow and the blending will show some green on the tail too, make sure you have a bit of blue on the end of the tail and don’t carry the shading right till the end as it will result in a green tail
Start painting the wings in shades of blue and then some black strokes
Push a posy pick or a straw in places where you want the flowers
Immerse the flower bunch into the straw/posy pick
Create more wafer paper leaves around the branches and the flowers. Vein them, dust with green dust and use some Saracino wafer paper glue to glue them on.
Make the birds legs with a wire and then tape it with brown tape, immerse it when the bird is completely dry. Place both the birds on top of the top tier of the cake
Your bird theme cake is now ready