the bird’s the word.

So last year I saw these bird cupcakes on Martha Stewart’s website, and I had to make them. Coincidentally, a friend, who also happens to be a self-proclaimed “bird nerd” was having a birthday around the same time. Perfect excuse for me to whip up my own version of these sweet tweets. 

give someone the bird.

The cake itself was just a regular white cake – I tend to keep the base simple if the decorations are elaborate. I iced them with a coconut buttercream, then topped them with coconut flakes colored with a few drops of brown food coloring to make nests. I piped the nests with varying amounts of baby blue birds, gave each a yellow beak, and some eyes, and we’ve achieved chirperfection (I just made up a new word!).

a bird in the hand is worth two in the mouth.

They were such a success, I got a request to make them for another party after that. So, if you like birds and cupcakes (only a real jerk doesn’t like birds and cupcakes) then you should order these for your next party too.



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