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angry birds cake balls

December 7, 2010

*SQUAWK!*

*grunt grunt grunt hurhurhur grunt*

“DAMMIT!”

Sounds that reverberate around lounge rooms, bedrooms and through the earplugs attached to countless iPhones, androids and smartphones throughout the world.

The cause? Angry Birds.

The game itself is based on a fairly simple premise. A gang of birds are obsessed with protecting the eggs in their nest. Green pigs, dreaming of an ironically pictured breakfast of fried eggs and bacon spot the birds’ egg and steal it for a fry up.

The birds get angry and, as revenge, hurtle themselves at the snorting green pigs, who in turn have built forts of varying strengths. Kill all the pigs with your allocated birds and you get to go to the next level.

I’d been itching to try my hand at making some cake balls (like cake pops, but without the pops), but had struggled to come up with a decorating theme for them.

Until, that is, I caught wind that this coming Saturday had been dubbed International Angry Birds Day, and that fans of the game all around America were planning on gathering for reasons unknown.

I called the VTB that evening.

“So, err, I have a favour to ask of you…” said I.

“What kind of favour?” said he, somewhat suspiciously.

“Well-it’s-International-Angry-Birds-Day-and-I-want-to-make-Angry-Birds-but-I-don’t-have-a-kitchen-and-maybe-possibly-could-I-use-yours?” said I, tripping over my words in excitement.

“You want to what?!” said he. “Yeah!”

So it was settled.  And five or so icing sugar covered, food dye stained hours later, I had twelve birds, six pigs and a camera ready for some virtual cake-fuelled games.

Hurrah!

In case you want to try your hand at making your own Angry Birds themed cake balls, I’ve set out a recipe for cake balls & some basic instructions below. Hope you like them!

*oink oink*


angry birds cake balls
Recipe type: Dessert
 

Ingredients
  • 1 butter cake packet mix (+ ingredients required per the pack)
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 50ml milk
  • 1 bag white chocolate melts

How to make it
  1. #instruction#

Instructions

1. Mix and bake the cake mix according to the instructions on the packet. Let the cake cool entirely.

2. Cut the cake into cubes and put it through the food processor until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Tip the cake crumbs into a bowl.

3. Add the cream cheese to the bowl of the food processor and add the milk. Process until the cream cheese and milk are smooth and light.

4. Fold the cream cheese mix through the cake crumbs until they are thoroughly incorporated. Use your hands to form the shapes of the figures you want to make and put them in the freezer to freeze overnight.

5. The next day, melt the chocolate melts over a double boiler or in the microwave.  Roll each of the moulded figures in the white chocolate to coat and let them dry and harden on a sheet of baking paper. This will ensure the figures don’t leach liquid into the icing coating after they have been decorated.

how to decorate angry birds characters

All of the figures have been decorated using white ready to roll icing from the supermarket and icing pens. I coloured the icing with powdered food colouring by kneading the colouring through.  You will need two boxes of icing for twelve birds and six pigs.

the red bird:

Base: red food colouring + icing.
Body: icing cut into a semi circle.
Eyes: icing cut into small circles with a pen lid.
Beak: orange food colouring + icing. Roll into a cone then curve for the beak.
Details: black gel icing pen.

the yellow bird:

Base: yellow food colouring + icing.
Body: icing cut into a semi circle.
Eyes: icing cut into small circles with a pen lid.
Eyebrows: orange food colouring + icing. Cut into strips with a knife / pizza cutter.
Beak: orange food colouring + icing. Roll into a cone then curve for the beak.
Details: black gel icing pen.

Blue bird:

Base: blue food colouring + icing.
Eyes: icing cut into small circles with a pen lid.
Eye bags: orange food colouring + icing. Cut into circles with a pen lid & trim to fit eyes.
Beak: yellow food colouring + icing. Form a diamond then fold over for the beak.
Details: black gel icing pen.

White bird:

Base: icing (knead with icing sugar if necessary).
Body: tiny amounts of red & yellow food colouring + icing cut into a semi circle.
Eyes: icing cut into small circles with a pen lid & trimmed to fit eye bags (below).
Eye bags: tiny amounts of red & yellow food colouring + icing. Cut into circles with a pen lid.
Beak: yellow food colouring + icing. Form a diamond then fold over for the beak.
Details: black gel icing pen.

The Pig:

Base: green food colouring + icing.
Nose: green food colouring + icing cut into a circle then rolled out to make an oval.
Eyes: icing cut into small circles with a pen lid & trimmed to fit eye bags (below).
Ears: green food colouring + icing. Squish into cubes or roll into spheres.
Details: black gel icing pen + green icing pen for the mouth.


  • #1
    December 7th, 2010

    Omg cuteness overload! I remember when I first got my iphone I was so addicted to this game too!!!!

  • #2
    December 7th, 2010

    oh my goodness! they are awesomeeeee! I have spent hours upon hours playing the game! I especially love the moustache piggy.

  • #3
    December 7th, 2010

    Ahhhh so awesome!! The pigs and the yellow angry birds just kill me. So cute!!

  • #4
    December 7th, 2010

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  • #5
    December 7th, 2010

    So so so cute!!! Totally awesome!!!

    I have just recently turned in to an angry birds addict.

  • #6
    December 7th, 2010

    They are spooking cute. Eheheh it’s amazing what you cab do with cake pops. Nice job. This would have required a huge amount of patience.

  • #7
    December 7th, 2010

    They’re SO awesome! I’m planning to try out cake pops soon, so thanks for the recipe.

    I think the white bird is my fave, closely followed by the yellow. Such decorating skill…!

  • #8
    December 7th, 2010

    Bahaha, cute cute cute!

  • #9
    December 7th, 2010

    haha this is awesome! I love the pig with the moustache!

  • #10
    December 7th, 2010

    Oh that’s so cute!

  • #11
    December 8th, 2010

    hahahahaha they are so awesome!!

  • #12
    December 8th, 2010

    The yellow bird looks like my tax accountant. Hehehe!

  • #13
    December 8th, 2010

    Oh, these are so cute, your mind works in a crazy good way. I have to run and show my kids, they will love these :)

  • #14
    December 8th, 2010

    You’re amazing!!! Wow, I don’t think I could stand to eat them after making this batch – I love how you’ve set it up with the obstacles =] All we need now are those pesky concrete logs!

    *goes back to launching birds at pigs*

  • #15
    Eldora
    December 8th, 2010

    You’re angry birds are awesome!! The yellow and red birds are really well done.. same with the pigs!! =D

  • #16
    December 9th, 2010

    Too cute!!! What a coincidence, I experimented making angry birds too and posted the same time as you!!!!

    http://www.thesweetsbar.com/angry-birds-cake-pops/

  • #17
    December 9th, 2010

    These are seriously adorable!

  • #18
    December 9th, 2010

    Those birds and pigs are too cute for words!!! I think I shall go spend sometime with the birds and pigs on my phone now…:)

  • #19
    December 9th, 2010

    seriously amazing. love this

  • #20
    December 9th, 2010

    These are completely adorable and look just like the characters in the game. Well done! Just too damn cute!!! I only wish you’d staged a scene where the birds had launched themselves and there were piggy parts everywhere. Is that terrible???

  • #21
    December 9th, 2010

    I love ANGRY BIRDS!! could play it for hours!! … your cakes are amazing!! sooo cute!! ..and Angry!! SQUAWKKK!!!!

  • #22
    December 9th, 2010

    Hurl these into my mouuttthhhhh

  • #23
    December 9th, 2010

    This makes me like Angry Birds even more!

  • #24
    December 9th, 2010

    super tare, adica OK!!!!!!!

  • #25
    December 9th, 2010

    supeeer, adica okkkkkk!

  • #26
    December 10th, 2010

    Angry birds has become an entire family obsession here. My children now are asking if I could make these. Awesomeness.

  • #27
    December 10th, 2010

    Oh Lord, there’s an actual day to celebrate Angry Birds?!!! These means only one thing–there are others out there like ME!!! Lol, love, love , love this. You rocked my socks. (internal voice is questioning why this post made me this happy, but it did so I’m just gonna go with it.)

  • #28
    December 10th, 2010

    OMGoodness!!! Those are absolutely amazing!!!

  • #29
    December 10th, 2010

    These are AMAZING! I love them so much, I’m totally going to make these!!

  • #30
    Liz
    December 10th, 2010

    Are you kidding me!!!!!……I LOVE THIS!!!! I’m an agry birds addict and this is so flippn funny. I’m making them. Thank you for your brilliant idea!!

  • #31
    December 10th, 2010

    Oh such an awesome post Shez! Makes me want to go and hurl some birds at some pigs now! *grunt grunt*

  • #32
    December 10th, 2010

    bahahhaaha slingshot those babies into mah belly!

  • #33
    December 10th, 2010

    I’ve never played that game but it sure sounds like loads of fun and yields to great desserts!

  • #34
    Sck
    December 11th, 2010

    Am I the only person who thought green pigs dreaming of fried eggs and BACON is a little.. Off? Unless there’s something very, very profoundly wrong with them. Well, of course they’re green and stealing homes but, you know. Nonetheless, awesome job on the models, I especially like how you made the pigs!

  • #35
    December 12th, 2010

    These are so cool! Great job! Eating these would be such excellent revenge against those stubborn little piggies.

  • #36
    January 7th, 2011

    I have been on a cake pop kick for a few weeks now. I also have a slight addiction to Angry Birds! I LOVE these cake balls. Great job!

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  • #38
    August 27th, 2011

    You are such an food artist. I bet all the baking mania out there be thankful for your generous tips and recipe for making this angry birds. I have feature you at my craft website, i put you in edible craft for such a beautiful job you did at your kitchen..

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