Thursday, March 22, 2012

Angry Birds Cupcakes

My son is THREE! 

Looking at him now, I always recall the days when he was a baby, thinking that these 3 years seems to be more than 10 years to me. I can't believe too that he is three years old and feeling happy and sad too that he is not a baby anymore...

Being a big fan of Angry Birds, my son had requested for an Angry Birds theme birthday party. We sketched out pictures of Angry Birds together and planned this party all according to the way he wanted. For this party, we had Angry Birds colouring activities and used the coloured pictures to decorate the party hats. We decorated the party venue with my son's favourite colour which are mostly, BLUE balloons. LOL! And of course, not forgetting the most important thing of all, these Angry Birds Birthday Cupcakes.

Dear son, it has been three lovely years knowing and loving you. You always melt my heart saying "Mummy, I know that I'm your sweetie and you are my sweetie too". These cakes are my gifts to you. Happy Birthday, my sweetie!

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angry birds cupcakes

angry birds cupcakes
bad piggies cupcakes
Angry Birds colouring activity and party hats decorations

Here are the recipes to make these Angry Birds Cupcakes.
(with my modification in blue)

Caramel Mud Cupcakes from The Australian Women's Weekly Mini Cookbook, Cupcakes and Cookies

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Make 12

125g butter
100g white chocolate, chopped coarsely
2/3 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (90g) golden syrup
2/3 cup (160ml) milk
1 cup (150g) plain flour
1/3 cup (50g) self raising flour
1 egg

Preheat oven to 160°C / 140°C fan forced. Line 12 hole standard (1/3 cup / 80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.

Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, syrup and milk in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl; cool 15 min.

Whisk sifted flours, then egg into chocolate mixture. Divide mixture among cases.

Bake for 30 min. Turn cakes, top side up onto wire rack to cool.

Note: Using double amount of this recipe, I have made 24 cupcakes and they are baked at 140°C fan forced for 35 min. 

Butter Cream from The Australian Women's Weekly Mini Cookbook, Cupcakes and Cookies

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125g butter, softened, chopped (reduced to 100g to preserve better with higher content)
240g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk

Beat butter with electric mixer until as white as possible. Gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar, milk then remaining icing sugar.

Note: I had lots of leftover with this amount of butter cream to spread 20 cupcakes and reckon that half of this amount will be enough if I have to make these cupcakes again. 

This is how I made these Angry Birds Cupcakes:

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Planning - Each cupcake design is sketched with the actual measurements of each Angry Bird or pig in pieces if paper.

Then, I cut the shapes of the Angry Birds and pig so that I can cut the same shapes on the rolled colored fondant.

Using Wilton colouring gel, I coloured 1 and 1/3 to 1/2 pack (750g) of white rolled fondant into the amount required for these colours; red, pink, black, yellow, dark green, lime green, orange and light blue. Please note that this amount is sufficient enough to decorate 20-22 cupcakes and there will be excess of bits and pieces (about 300g-400g in total) of leftover.

Assembling the cupcakes:

Spread a smooth layer of butter cream on the top of each cupcake.

Roll out the fondant with a non-stick rolling pin with spacing rods to maintain a uniform thickness of about 4mm.

Cut the rolled fondant into:

1) 6.8 cm diameter circles as faces of the Angry Birds and pig and carefully place the circles on top each cupcake.

2) 1.5 cm diameter circles as eyes of the Angry Birds and pig

3) eyebrow shapes

4) feather shapes

5) beaks shapes

Assemble the Angry Birds' and pig's faces onto each cupcake using a paint brush to apply small amount of water onto the bottom of each cut-out shapes to adhere the shapes onto other fondant surfaces.

You may wish to refer to my pictures or any Angry Birds or pigs pictures for assembly of the cupcakes.

Use an edible black food pen (Americolor) to give each angry bird a finishing touch.

Happy "Angry Birds" Birthday and Happy Baking

52 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your Little Mr Blue hahaha Love the cupcakes ! The angry birds looks really angry hahaha

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  2. Happy Birthday to your son, Zoe! He must have been a one happy boy :) The cupcakes are amazing! My son is only 9 months old but I am sure he would love these :) Hugs!

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  3. Awwwwwwww these are super cute Zoe. Happy Birthday to your son!

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  4. Happy Birthday to the bday boy! Zoe, these cupcakes look so cute! I am sure your son would have been enjoyed the bday party very much!

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  5. Happy birthday to your adorable son!These cupcakes look fantastic!Have a lovely day,dear!

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  6. You're so good with fondant. Those cupcakes look super neat!

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  7. i love the green pig the most! so cute and all the cupcakes are so well and beautifully done!

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  8. Happy birthday to your son! May he grow up happy and healthy (: You're so lovely! Made such cute cuppies and the cupcake look so moist and fluffy!!

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  9. Your cupcakes turned out perfectly...their expressions, the colors~it's all perfect!
    Three is such a cute age:) Happy Birthday to your little sweetie!

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  10. Happy Birthday to the birhtday boy!! Zoe, look like our son bday is so close, my son bday is on 23 Mar :) Your cupcakes are so cute and pretty, indeed lovely for the bday party!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your sweet little boy, Zoe! These Angry Birds cupcakes are amazing!! Perfectly done & so colorful! Love it! Even though my sons are teenager they love to have these cutie cupcakes for their birthday too. No kidding, they told me that just after looking at your cupcakes! LOL Have a lovely day , Zoe! :)

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  12. These are amazing! I now have ideas for my son's birthday. He isn't Angry Birds obsessed!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog. I am so glad to have discovered yours.

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  13. Happy Birthday to your little boy! No matter at what age he is, he will always be your "baby"!! And the cupcakes looks really moist and very cute, you did a great job with the angry birds!! Need to try my hands at fondant too!

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  14. these cupcakes look so cute and yummy ^^

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  15. Your cakes are always so amazing...these are adorable and so well made! I think I'm going to make some of your sheep cupcakes soon...I'll post the results...I loved them! :-)

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  16. Zeo, the angry bird cupcakes is so so so adorable....
    They are so nicely and neatly made...you are so awesome..
    You son must be really happy and excited with these cupcakes.
    Happy Birthday to him...^^

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  17. Zoe, they're so cute!!
    Have a nice day

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  18. Happy birthday to your little one-no doubt he loved these! So adorable. You did an amazing job on the decorating, these do look very professional. Also, I the flavor of the cupcakes does sound delicious, I am saving this recipe. Great post, thanks and enjoy the day!

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  19. these incredible, happy birthday to a lucky little man :)

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  20. i bet your son and his friends were so thrilled seeing all these cupcakes and they look splendid! really nice work, my dear friend!! I also love the combination of all the colours here, they all look so cheerful! Hooray!!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your little boy!My son just turned 4 and all of a sudden its all about being a big boy!Love your decorations,I would never be able to do that :)I'm sure your son enjoyed his birthday with such cute angry birds cupcakes!Thanks for visiting my blog.Happy to follow you as well :)

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  22. Oh, this recipe is perfect for me 

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  23. Wow! Great job on the cupcakes! And happy birthday to your son! Looks like it was a fun party!

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  24. Wow ! I am bookmarking this to show my kiddos, who are great fans of Angry birds :-) So perfect and I must say, they look better on your cupcakes than on the screen :-)and Happy B'day to your son

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  25. So cute! Your boy must loved these very much huh! so fluffy too! Happy birthday to him:)

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  26. These are SO cute! I'm so glad you found my blog so that I could find yours! And Happy BDay to your soon!

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  27. Happy Birthday to your big boy! These cupcakes look awesome!

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  28. Oh the cupcakes look great! Your son must have been delighted with them! Hope he had a happy birthday!

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  29. Zoe, these are masterpieces! Just works of art! You son must have been thrilled with his special cupcakes :)

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  30. OMG! These are the coolest cupcakes I have seen. I can't believe you put them together, I mean I can believe it because you are so talented, but I am impressed girl! Great job! I showed my son these cupcakes as he is a fan of angry birds and he thought they were the coolest cupcakes he had ever seen! You need to be on cupcake wars You would rock it. Do you have that show over there?

    I think your calling is a pastry chef!

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    1. I'm happy to know that your son likes these cupcakes too :D We don't have Cupcakes Wars in Australia. We might have this program on our paid TV but I don't think that we have any Australian version of this show. I've seen a few episodes of cupcake wars when we were at overseas and I really enjoy this show :D

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  31. Gosh, they look so cute. I didn't know about these angry birds as I don't have kids around me so I had to ask my grandniece and she was so kind to show me how to play the game, LOL!

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  32. Wah wah wah!Please tell me a kid who doesn't know or like Angry Bird, hahaha! Love these cupcakes. The facial expressions of these birds look so real!You are 1 great mummy!Happy belated birthday to your son!

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  33. Your cupcakes look great...I know your son must have loved them!

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  34. Those cupcakes are amazing!!!! You are so talented!

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  35. Happy birthday to your son, Zoe! Those cupcakes are beautiful! You are so awesome! I can just imagine how those cupcakes made your son's birthday even more special!

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  36. Happy birthday to your son. I'm sure he LOVED these as they are absolutely amazing. I am a huge fan of angry birds too :)

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  37. You're so good with your hands, Zoe! Very artistic indeed. Birthday wishes to your little boy!

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  38. Oh, your 2D AB cupcakes look so beautiful! Happy Belated Birthday to your son.

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday to your son.

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  40. I cant stop looking at these pics! They are so great!!!

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  41. These are just adorable! Definitely works of art!

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  42. I love these angry bird so it made it easy to award you the Versatile Blogger Award because I ♥ your blog and think you have a wonderful blog! Have a fantastic week my friend!
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  44. Hi Zoe, happy belated birthday to your boy.
    I love your angry bird cuppies, all very well done and so cute.
    They really look great and very neat.

    Have a nice day.

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  45. Such pretty cupcakes! Happy Birthday to your lil one. Before you know it, he'll start school very soon. Enjoy him at this age as much as possible.

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  46. You are such a loving talented mother; he will have a happy life with you! I used to love to make and decorate cupcakes with my 4 sons; they were Never this beautiful...you have a loving touch.
    Rita

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  47. They are soooo cute!!! Congrats to your little one! What a great mom you are. :)

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  48. Just one word...AWESOME! I adore your Angry Birds and Pigs...;)

    Happy Birthday to your Sweetie!

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  49. Happy belated birthday to your little boy! Hope he and his guests enjoy these lovely cakes!

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