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    Baby Blue Birds of Happiness Cupcake

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    The Bluebird of Happiness; It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird.

    blue bird of happiness wikipedia

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    "Egg birds" a quick little fondant bird that you can pop in a nest. Today it's bluebirds, though I also make white versions of these birds with a closed beak and an added comb for Easter chickens. 

    Start by rolling small egg shapes out of blue fondant. 

    Then roll out modelling paste/flower paste in different shades of blue. With small scissors (I have two pairs of nail scissors in my cake dec kit, one pair curved and one straight) cut feather shapes for the wings. Make incisions in each feather shape to mimic a real feather. Attach three feathers to each side of your birds with water or cake/flower glue. 

    Roll a small amount of white fondant into balls for the eyes and attach. Shape a small amounts of orange fondant or modelling paste into beaks and attach. Allow to dry for a few hours before drawing black dots on the eyes with a food marker. My egg birds don't have feet, but of course you could add them if desired.

    For the nest, using a clay gun extrude brown/chocolate fondant or modelling paste with the finest hair disc. Shape sections into nests, keeping a few single strands to one side. Allow to dry for a few hours before attaching to the top of your cakes with cake glue. Tuck in pieces of your reserved strands to create a "twiggy" nest look.

    Put a small rolled round (dampened both sides) piece of fondant inside the nest, position your birds in the nest. Allow to dry for a few hours. 

    Oh, and if you would like to make marbled fondant it's very easy, just twist together your desired amount of colours. The more you twist, the more muted the colours will become. Roll out.

    Happy Baking :)

    You might also be interested in all the shapes a clay gun can make!!

    Dippy Hippy and Clay Gun Shapes

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    Reader Comments (3)

    THis is fun, I have the same clay gun that I use.
    I love you happiness cupcake.

    October 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhaniela

    What gorgeous cupcakes. Every detail is wonderful and just...happy! That clay gun looks like a new toy that might have my name on it. What a great tip.

    October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLora

    Thank you Hani :) It's a great clay gun isn't it.

    Thank you Lora... at first I wasn't sure if I'd use the clay gun much... but I love it and use it all the time :)

    October 3, 2011 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

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