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I made this cake for my grandmother's 80th birthday. She loves chickens/ roosters, so I decided to make a cake that looks like one. The internal support consists of carrage bolts, nuts, wood platform, and wooden dowels. The bottom of the support is all rice crispy treats, and the top of the chicken and neck are all chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. I enlisted the help of my dad to cut out all the feathers. The bottom of the board is covered in crushed graham crackers. Overall it took around 15 hours to put together.

The link to how it was put together is here: [link]
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DictatorDelights Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Very fun and challenging cake I'm sure. Feathers are always the worst in terms of how much work is involved, but I do contend that it's not quite a rooster without the distinctive tail feathers. Gumpaste and wire would've done the trick. Also, if you ever make another chicken or farm animal cake in the future, you can use drizzled tempered white chocolate (bunch it up) as hay.
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some one's a Debbie downer. I will remember that the next time I drive home for the weekend to make two cakes and stay up for 35 hours to finish them...I know a thing or two about proper cake decorating, time was a big issue for this cake.
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DictatorDelights Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Calm down. It was merely a critique.
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Other side notes:
1. Mexican paste or modeling chocolate would have worked just as well in the time frame I had, but I did not have access to those items when I made this cake.
2. Chickens usually aren't around hay and hay is not white in color as you suggest. Just because you are making a farm cake does not mean you have to automatically use hay as a board cover, eg a pig cake.
3. This was my first ever free standing cake and I was mainly focusing on my constantly collapsing rice krispy treats on the underside of the cake stand.
4. I don't mind constructive comments, but I dislike comments meant to "teach" the propper way to make a cake that come from "cake decorators".
5. If you don't like my interpretation of an object recreated in a gravity defying cake form, then just ignore it.
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Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Woah! That's really cool! :wow:
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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monarte Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, your chick looks cooler than my chick [link] :giggle:
Great job :clap:
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, yours looks great too!
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monarte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
HOW...IS...THAT...A...CAKE????
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HOW DOES IT EVEN STAND???
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup it is a cake. Here is a link to how I created this cake: [link]
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lolololololololololololololol
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Beautiful-Words Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How does it ever stand up?!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used a lot of internal support. Here is the link to how I made this cake: [link]
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it........ :aww:
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've put your rooster cake in my 'amazing cakes' folder I've just created.
I love looking back on my fave's, but now I've got a few, had to get it in some order :)
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awe thanks!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
.....:aww:
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reenaj Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how beautiful the feathers came out! Great job on the airbrush of colour too! Great!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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lenslady Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellant work!!!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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