Friday, May 30, 2014

Hummingbird Hummingbird Cake

No the title of this post is not a typo. I decorated my hummingbird cake from yesterday's post, naturally, with a hummingbird. It seemed to fit nicely, and it also worked because I made this cake as a rain-checked Mother's Day cake and my mother likes hummingbirds and flowers. The hummingbird was not difficult to pipe, I just used the same tip I would use to pipe buttercream roses for the wing and tail, then filled in a white belly, and a ruby red neck and beak. Then I used my flower drop tip to pipe pink and blue flowers around the top and bottom of the cake, to make a quick border, and of course I piped on Happy Mother's Day. The cake is glazed with a quick cream cheese glaze and I used buttercream for the piping. 

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