Bluebird Cake

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For her granddaughter’s birthday, my friend asked for a cake that somehow combined the themes of bluebirds and the universe.

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I came up with this cake that’s sort of a cosmic bluebird in a space nest with planetary eggs in it.

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It turned out to be surprisingly elegant, especially when compared to my usual cakes.

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The swirl is a gum paste / fondant mix. The planets are isomalt. The bird is gum paste over rice krispie treats. I also put a little blue silhouette of a bird inside the cake.

bluebird inside

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