My friend sent me the invitation as inspiration and that's when I got really excited! Here's the top section of the invite -- I'm not even sure what the rest of the invite looks like because I just fell in love with that birdy at first sight.
I just loved it! I knew I wanted to create that bird on the cake somehow. I started out with fondant but I couldn't get exactly what I wanted. So I pulled out the royal icing to see if I could make a little birdie worthy of the cake squares.
I traced the bird onto a sheet of paper that I used under a sheet of wax paper as a template that I piped white Royal Icing over. I let them dry overnight and then I used a white pearl dust (mixed with a little vodka to make it stick and then evaporate) for a little sparkle. I cut a few flowers out of my homemade pink fondant for a little color.
I baked a 13x9 chocolate cake using Barefoot Contessa's recipe -- it's my favorite! I frosted it with a vanilla buttercream and cut it into squares. I bet it would be great to show you a picture here of what that looks like... but I didn't take one. Oops! I piped pretty pink icing to cover up the cuts and outline the squares. I used the flowers and birds to decorate each piece.
I hope the shower guests enjoyed eating this cake as much as I enjoyed making it!
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