Being a cake decorator I am privy to some pretty weird cake fantasies and this cake is no exception!
According to the customer:
"The reason for the chicken... hmm, well, my friend Jen is a bit of an oddball and loves chicken so much that every year she asks us for a chicken cake for her birthday - by which I mean a cake made out of chicken. It's been a running joke for years so I thought it might be nice to get everyone to chip in and finally get one for her."
So, as I might've mentioned before, here at The Coloured Bubble Cakery, your cakey wish is my command and the chicken cake was ordered.
Now, if there's one thing about cake making that I love the most, it has to be making cakes to look like food so I was super excited about this one, and if truth be told, I've been waiting for an excuse to make a chicken cake for a good long while!
I set about baking 4 large vanilla sponges, piled them with jammy filling and carved, as it turns out, this chicken is more the size of the Christmas turkey from the end of 'A Muppets Christmas Carol' but hey ho, the more the merrier surely!?
So the chicken and its legs are carved from cake, the roast potatoes are modelled from fondant covered rice crispy cakes and the wings and veg are fashioned completely from fontant icing. Yum!
I used Badger the airbrush to 'cook' the chicken, potatoes and pigs in blankets and topped it all with a delicious glaze created using black treacle and granulated sugar!! It's bizarre what you find to use at the last minute!!
Here's the finished cake...
|Roast Chicken Cake
|Peas & Carrots & Sweetcorn
|Pigs in Blankets
I'm trying to get my hands on some images of it's subsequent cutting... watch this space!! :)