Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fondant Bird tutorial

This is a basic bird tutorial which I used for my Basket Weave cake. This is a edible bird made with fondant. This is very easy to make and anyone can do it.

Required tools:

Take the Body, roll it into a tear drop shape. Bend top edge of the tear drop upward and flatten it to form a tail.

Make some impressions with the toothpick or any pointy tool on the tail. And also put a support for the tail until it holds its shape or till its dry.

Make a round ball for the head. Apply some edible glue (check my tutorials page for how to make edible glue) with a brush and put the head in place.

Take the ball tool and make impressions for eyes and nose. Place the eyes using edible glue, first white and then black. For nose make a teardrop with yellow fondant and flatten it a bit to look like a beak. Put the beak in place and poke a small hole on both sides with the toothpick.
Roll the fondant and cut two teardrop shapes for the wings. Bend the point end of the teardrop shape upwards to make it look like a wing. Attach the wings with edible glue on each side. Take the toothpick and make some line marks.
Now the bird is finished. Lastly, I also added some funky hair and a white fur on front of the body. Let the bird dry for 3 to 4 days. And your edible bird is ready to impress ur family and friends especially kids.


  1. Awesome! I love it. Can you share recipe for royal icing? Is it less sweet compared to buttercream? How many days ahead of time can you make the flowers and other decorations? Do you have a tutorial for butterflies?

    I cannot wait to try it out. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Richa kc! I will share the royal icing recipe and also the butterfly soon. It is more sweeter than buttercream. Royal icing decorations stay for several months, so it depends on how many days ahead u want them to make.

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    1. Hi Richa! Sorry for the late reply. May be your fondant to too soft, add some powdered sugar then it will hold its shape.

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