Friday, October 21, 2011

Yet more Angry Bird Madness...

Still finishing up prep for the party now just a week away!  I made straw decorations by cutting scalloped circles with my Nestabilites and Big Shot with  a little mod podge to seal them
I also made food pics with stickers I found at Wallyworld.  I plan on using some as sails for boats made of  Baybell cheese. Got the idea from this post.

When I started thinking about the cake for the party I found many ideas on the Internet but was not really excited about the prospect of doing it myself.  A trip to the local store bakery and in between the price and the blank look on the ladies face when I handed her the pictures of what I wanted... *SIGH* Last year I didn't pay attention to that look thinking that if I gave them pictures that they wouldn't have any issues... I was wrong had to re-decorate the cake an hour before the party.  As this year we have a tight deadline to get ready for the party in the morning I am electing to do the cake  myself...  To that end I found this cake and chose it as my inspiration. Problem... I have NEVER done anything with fondant!  As the pigs and birds are very basic shapes I plunged in by trying to make the figures in Play-doh first. I wont show you my attempts it wasn't pretty. I finally broke down and bought some colored fondant and a box of white as well.
 Keep in mind I have never done this before ...
I had many issues with that crown... but I am not changing it...OK so I added candy to look like jewels...
Any way I think the pigs turned out pretty well but the birds...

                                                               I LOVE these birds!!!!! 
They were fussy, annoying, frustrating,
But oh so fun to make!
I plan on making a nest and T.N.T. crate from tootsie rolls as well .
OK I think that's all for now I will post pics of the finished cake and party in a week or so...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Angry Bird Madness: Day 3 Zombie Birds!

Crazy week lost track of posting. 
Any how as I tried to think of designs for treat bags I kept drawing a blank.  I kind of liked the idea of using these bird faces on bags from the dollar store. But as I don't really need that many paper bags running around my dear hubby suggested more paper mache. That led to these...

These little birds started off like the pinata but with some further research and trial and error I used forms to make the features.

Amazing what you can use leftover plastic eggs for...
Red Bird

White Bird
I hot glued the eggs to the basic forms then covered with white craft paper for my paint base.
from left Red, Yellow, Black, Blue, and White
I used acrylic poster paint with black sharpie marker for outlines.  I cut a hole on the back of each and sprayed the insides and outsides of each with sealant. I made feathers and tails out of cardboard sandwiched between construction paper.  Eyebrows are construction paper adhered to plastic and suspended in place with plastic strips.

 After finishing the initial birds I did a final count on invites and found I needed more birds so I added a pig and The Mighty Eagle for my Boo.  I plan on adding a bit of hemp cord to each as a handle.
These guys were so much fun to make! I hope the kids have as much fun with them as I have.