Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars Cupcakes

"When I grow up, I want a house with one thousand storeys.
Daddy will live in storey two. 
Mummy will live in storey three. 
Storey four is my store room.
Storey five is my garden.
Storey six is my balcony.
My three girlfriends will live in storey seven, eight and nine and I will live in storey ten.
I will rent the rest storeys to earn extra money..."

I laughed hearing my son saying these... Funny that these are what my four-years old son wish to achieve? Three girlfriends??? Geez!

Another year has passed and my son is now FOUR!

The transition from three to four hasn't been drastic for us and I can't help thinking that it seems like yesterday that my son had turned three. Being four now, my son seems more conversational and opinionated but still loves angry birds like what he did last year. 

Happy 4th birthday, son! These star wars angry birds cupcakes are for you! May all your wishes (except for the three girlfriends one... LOL!) will all come true... Love ya!

angry birds star wars cupcakes
Angry Birds Star Wars Cupcakes
Making the white chocolate mud cupcakes with my son
white chocolate mud cake cupcake
This recipe is super easy and always good.
Making the butter cream
My angry birds sketch
Things that I need for a finial touch
angry birds star wars luke skywalker princess leia
The good birds...
obi wan kenobi chewbacca
More good birds...
stormtrooper darth vader
... and the bad piggies
May the baking force be with you...
This is how I made these cupcakes:
(with my modification and notes in blue)

This white chocolate mud cake has been the most popular cake published by the Australian Women's Weekly. Due to its reliability, moist and delicious taste, I have used this recipe more than once but never blog on this recipe before and so, here I am using this super-easy-melt-and-mix recipe again to make these cupcakes.

White Chocolate Mud Cake from Australian Women's Weekly

180g white eating chocolate, chopped
350g unsalted butter, chopped
2 2⁄3 cups (590g) caster sugar
11/2 cups (375ml) milk
2 cups (300g) plain flour
2⁄3 cup (100g) self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 22cm-round cake pan; line base and side with baking paper.

Combine chocolate, butter, sugar and milk in a large saucepan; stir over low
heat until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl; cool for 15 mins.

Whisk in sifted flours, extract and eggs. Pour mixture into pan; bake for about
1 hour 45 mins. Cool cake in pan.

Note: Using 2/3 of this recipe, I have baked 24 cupcakes at 140°C fan-forced for 35 mins.

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

75g butter, softened, chopped

180g icing sugar
1 1/2 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.

Please note that this amount is only sufficient to spread thin layer of butter cream on 18 cupcakes.

This is how I made these Angry Birds Star Wars Cupcakes:
 

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

Using Wilton colouring gels, I coloured 2 packs (750g) of white rolled fondant into the amount required for these colours; red, pink, black, brown, light brown, yellow, orange, blue, beige and grey. Please note that this amount is sufficient enough to decorate 18 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 or background of the Angry Birds and pig and carefully place the circles on top each cupcake.

2) white circles as eyes of the Angry Birds and pigs

3) eyebrow shapes

4) beaks shapes

5) Hairs 
These angry birds can be unique in their individual specific hair styles:
  • Luke Skywalker has a marble blend of yellow and light-brown coloured hair.
  • Han Solo and Princess Leia has dark brown hair and Princess Leia's one has to be braided instead of cutting the shapes from rolled fondant.
  • Chewbacca is quite furry and so the fondant edges don't have to be neatly cut.
  • Obi Wan Kenobi has only 3 grey hairs. - LOL! 
6) their outfits, belt and weapons
 
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.

Use an edible black food pen (Americolor) and edible rainbow dust to give the angry birds, pigs and Luke's swords a nice finishing touch.

Please refer to my pictures or any Angry Birds or pigs pictures for assembly of the cupcakes. I must apologise that I can't provide any fine details further in term of writing as there is really too much to include if I have to list them all extremely-thoroughly. I reckon following the details with the help of these pictures seems much more easier than following the words in the lengthy instructions.

Happy "Angry Birds Star Wars" Birthday and may the baking force be with you...

59 comments:

  1. Wow Zoe, these are really impressive! You put so much effort into these, thts a mummy's heart :) well done. I would hv just gone out and buy em :p

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  2. Awesome cupcakes! Well done you - love it! The things we do for our children, eh? I've just spend 3.5 hours dyeing, rolling, cutting and applying fondant to my eldest's cake for tomorrow. Worth it though, to see their expressions. :)

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  3. Zoe, you are a master baker, Love that you made it beautiful with all the love. cake looks awesome and soft.

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  4. Oh dear..These cookies are fantacstic! They look so good..just incredible! Happy birthday to your boy!

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  5. These are adorable!!! What creativity!! Beautiful!

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  6. All I can say is WOW! Wow. I am sooo impressed! Amazing job. :)

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  7. I am so impressed! Bet your son is walking on cloud nine when he saw these cupcakes....yeah, amazing job indeed! Happy Birthday to your son, Zoe:)

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  8. Three girlfriends! Your boy is growing up fast, hah! hah! Very cute isn't he? Zoe, I am very impressed by your cupcakes. Very! I can see it took a lot of time and effort. Your son must have been thrilled!

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  9. wow! look good..
    love of the cupcake so much~

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  10. Zoe, your boy is so cute, he reminded me of my younger bro when he was about 4-5 yrs old, he said he wanna married to 10 wives and have 20 kids lol. It is so hard for me to choose which cupcake design I like the best, all are so pretty!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your little prince.

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  12. Zoe,
    These are awesome!
    A labour of love, bake for happy kid....
    Well done and 2 thumbs up for you :D

    I laugh reading what your little 'R' said.
    These Gen X's imagination can really goes wild!
    mui

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  13. All I can say is, WOW! lol. You did a great job with the cupcakes. They look so cute!

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  14. Impressive! That's a lot of work! Salute to u :)

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  15. Oh gosh! I am so impressed Zoe. These are beautiful. Your son is one lucky boy to have such a talented mummy bake cakes for his birthday. Happy 4th birthday to your little one :)

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  16. Once upon a time, far far away, STOP! I like your Princess Leia & her hair! And happy birthday to your little prince! One more year then he will be going to school like Ethan guo guo! You are a great mum, Zoe!

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  17. Zoe, you are super mommy! Your cupcakes are perfectly designed for the theme! Great job!

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  18. Wow!! U r amazing... Neat work.. Not easy making 'mini size' deco for cupcakes....

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  19. Hi Zoe,
    Happy Birthday to your little boy! He is very cute!
    The cupcakes are beautiful! You did a super good job!

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  20. wow!! this is really amazing!! I love the angry birds star wars cupcakes.
    Happy Birthday to your boy!

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  21. These Angry Birds Cupcakes are too beautiful to eat, Zoe.

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  22. zoe! these are incredible. i wish i could do icing so well. beautiful job. i love it xx

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  23. These are SO cool. I wouldn't mind having them at my birthday party :)

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  24. Happy birthday to your little boy!! Three girlfriends!! LOL:):) What an amazing out-of-the-world job you have done with these cupcakes..am so so impressed. And yes the white chocolate mud cake recipe definitely sounds like a keeper one !!

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  25. Wow Zoe! I am very impressed with your angry bird cupcakes as much as with your son's comment! 3 girlfriends? He has great potential and speaks for all men! LOL!

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  26. Oh wow! These Star Wars angry birds cupcakes are too cute! And your son is so cute, 3 girlfriends at 4 yr old??? So far my son hasn't indicated tht he wants any gf yet.. lol.

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  27. WOW! You are amazingly talented! I am in total awe. Teach me your secrets? :)

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  28. wow...designer cupcake! you are so creative

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  29. Hi Zoe, I have been staring at your cupcakes for the longest time. It just keeping me smiling.... :))) Brilliant!

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  30. Children are so honest about what they think-I love it. I love these angry bird cupcakes too. I know a few adults who love these cupcakes for their birthday too.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Velva

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  31. Simply amazing fondant decorations!

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  32. Incredible cupcakes! You are such a good mom. :)

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  33. Zoe , he's just so adorable ! What happens to " When I grow up , I want to be a doctor " ? lol Your cupcake are AWESOME ! Those cupcakes can rival the ones they're selling here :D I'm so impressed , even your drawing is really good ! I can't even draw a nice circle *sigh* Are you accepting orders ? :D

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  34. wow! these angry birds meet star wars cuppies are awesome, zoe! your interpretation and meshing of the characters are so spot-on! i was actually laughing out loud while looking at them! i totally get luke, chewbacca, leia and the rebel fighter.. i must show my nephews this! you're amazing! ^^ it must have been the best birthday ever for your son ^^ happy birthday!

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  35. Hi Zoe, amazing baking skills you have there! thanks for leaving me a comment... I'm so amazed by the stuffs you bake - truly baking queen! will have to learn from you... you are not on my reading list and hopefully one day I can bake like you do!

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  36. Zoe, your son is really smart!! Only 10 storeys utilised and the rest for rental! haha Cute

    I simply adore your star wars cupcakes!! This rendition of yours is REALLY GOOD!! :)

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  37. Zoe, Happy belated birthday to your little prince!!!! Very creative and amazing cupcakes!!!!!Many Thumbs up to you and your kids!!!!

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  38. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog, OMG your food creations look so good and delicious. Count me in as your new follower too.. Thank you!:)

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  39. OMG...three girlfriends??! Your son is very much like my nephew who says he loves 3 girls from his class! LOL. And he loves angry birds too! I'm sure that like me, he will find those cupcakes adorable! You are so creative, Zoe!

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  40. OH WOW! These cupcakes are so adorable & what a fantastic way to celebrate birthday! BTW happy belated birthday to your son! ! My youngest son is a huge fan of Star Wars , I'm sure if I show him this post he'll request for these cupcakes for his birthday too even though he's a teenager! LOL Great job , Zoe! ;)

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  41. I know this was not easy from the sketch till final products , a lot of effort you have to put in. Your son is lucky to have you Zoe.

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  42. Oh my word, Zoe, you're so patient and so talented. Really cool looking cupcakes for a cute 4-year old with BIG dreams!!! :-D Happy belated birthday to your boy, and continue sharing your baking ideas.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog :-D

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  43. Sono bellissime ..complimenti e buona serata.
    Incoronata

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  44. Haha this is such a brilliant concept and gorgeous decor :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  45. Wow Zoe, your cupcakes look so cute...you are so creative...
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  46. Sure your son will love those angry birds cupcakes that your make for his birthday. Will love you even more. You have put a lot of efforts in making it. Well done.

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  47. Your son is so adorable. At least you know that he's interested in girls rather than boys.. lol. He is very lucky to have such a creative and artistic mom! Love all your angry bird cupcake creations, Zoe. Great job!

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  48. happy birthday to your son! zoe, you're getting very professional making these cupcakes..they look incredible..i wont be able to do that :D

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  49. These are wonderful! Very creative, and a great job. Happy birthday to your son! Love the story about his dream house! Very fun stuff - thanks.

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  50. They are sooo cute!Very impressive cupcakes!You are an artist,dear Zoe!Kisses!

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  51. I love these cakes...your decoration is amazing! You've put so much thought and effort into them...and whoever would have thought of Angry Birds Star Wars cakes...completely brilliant! :-)

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  52. These are incredible! The detail is fantastic... very impressive!

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  53. Zoe these are amazing! Im impressed!
    my twins love so much angry birds:)

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  54. You're amazing! I'm a big fan of Star Wars. This is just great!

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  55. Happy Belated Birthday to your son! He is the same as as mine... :)

    Admire your efforts for these... they looked awesome!!

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  56. Wow, these Angry Bird Star Wars cupcakes look fantastic!!! Happy Belated Birthday to your son! Yay for 4, they grow up so fast :)
    Your son's birthday is very close to my son's, my son just turned 2 on April 12th :)
    Your son must have loved these awesome cupcakes so much! So talented Zoe!:)

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  57. The idea for a birthday party based on Angry Birds Star Wars was great! I may end up doing an angry birds party for my daughter too :D thanks

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