Today I am back to show you a quick tutorial for the cupcakes we served at the party.
I ended up making 2 dozen of these cupcakes, 12 red birds and 12 yellow birds.
I've tried to include pictures to show the process, and I will explain as much as I can, but as always if you have any questions let me know!
I used my Homemade Yellow Cupcake recipe and got 24 cupcakes from it.
The day of the party I first frosted the cupcakes with a white base.
At this point I switched over to the red bird cupcakes to let the yellow frosting harden a little.
I then added the little feather design on the top of his head.
I then went back to the yellow birds.
For the red birds I smoothed them out a little bit and then put the two circles beside each other for the eyes, and again used a half-oval shape for the tummy.
I then used some black tinted frosting to outline the bird, trace the beak, dot the eyes, and (not pictured here: draw on the black tuft of hair he has at the top point of the triangle shape).
(I ended up going back and doing a bigger black dot in the eye).
I also tinted a small amount of frosting a darker orange and drew a slanted line over the eyes for the eyebrows. (You can see the eyebrows in the very bottom picture).
I didn't get a picture of it, but I then used black frosting to trace the red bird, dot his eyes, draw a small tail, draw eyebrows, and outline the eyes and beak.
Once the black hardened a little I was able to press it down and smooth it out a little as well to give the birds a cleaner look, if that makes sense.
All of the red birds ready to go!
Thanks for reading!