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Sweet Songbirds Cake Decor

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004

Diminutive gum-paste birds, their markings painted with petal dust, search for treats: flecks of vanilla bean used to flavor fondant "snow." Birch twigs circle the cake; their tips are wrapped in floral tape (remove birds and twigs before serving). A cake board concealed by fondant sits between the bottom tier and tree-trunk base.

Comments (6)

  • EliseUpNorth 29 Jul, 2012

    I think this is beautiful. The twigs aren't dead but actually have buds the way they do in the spring which is a sign of life! Love it, thanks for the idea.

  • wedding_obsessed 17 Aug, 2011

    so cute!

  • finallyabridesmaid 9 Aug, 2011

    Wierd? How is it wierd? It is a WOODLAND cake...thus the twigs. Not every cake has to be run of the mill.

  • stardate 13 Sep, 2010

    I agree with pam7317 - the twigs have got to go! That cake doesn't convey a good feeling - the twigs are dead.

  • edensl 9 Sep, 2010

    LOVE IT ... beautiful for an outdoor wedding :)

  • pam7317 9 Sep, 2010

    Wayyyy to wierd for me. Cute birds but the twigs gotta go.