I don’t know about you but the sight of a pink flamingo makes me instantly happy… happy dance!! pop the champas 🙂
Ahhh… Not that I’ve ever seen one in real life mind you, but hey, I’ve floated on one in the harbour, does that count? yeh, yeh, okay… it was only an inflatable one 😉 To see these creatures in real life is an item on my bucket list, and one day, I WILL see a flock of flamingos in the wild, elegantly strutting their way along the beach. Such majestic, beautiful creatures they are….
Soooooo it wouldn’t surprise you then to know that I have made lots of flamingo cakes, cupcakes, donuts, cookies and even cake pops over the years. This is one cake I want to share with you because it’s so much fun to make and super easy.
I tried to achieve the softness and structure of flamingo feathers by using coloured white chocolate. I will show you in a video how to achieve this, it’s easy peasy. Then I hand drew the neck on a template and traced it onto gum paste, or you could use fondant with tylose added. I inserted a couple of skewers in the base of the neck and then let it fully dry over night.
How I did it…
Start with a 7 inch round cake with 4 layers of cake. I used my white vanilla cake recipe coloured pink, but you could use rainbow cake, or fun fetti cake, or even mud cake if you wish. I filled the cake with a vanilla, raspberry cream cheese frosting, sooooo delicious. If you want these recipes let me know, I’m happy to share. Then I covered the cake in pink Swiss meringue buttercream and inserted the fondant neck which had dried hard over night. I covered the cake with buttercream and began building up the chocolate feather layers. You may need to pipe a smidge of buttercream (or melted white choc) on top of some chocolate feathers to stick another chocolate layer on top.
Here is the video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOSpBLwaMKU
If you have any questions please ask in the comments.
Eat-Celebrate-Enjoy with Art de Cake
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