For her granddaughter’s birthday, my friend asked for a cake that somehow combined the themes of bluebirds and the universe.
I came up with this cake that’s sort of a cosmic bluebird in a space nest with planetary eggs in it.
It turned out to be surprisingly elegant, especially when compared to my usual cakes.
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.