My friend Carrie came up this week from Flagstaff for a visit and since last week was her birthday, we had a little party. I love to celebrate birthdays. It is the only holiday that is just about one person and I just think that is special. (I especially like MY birthday.) It is such a good time to do something nice and make other feel good.
So for this birthday, I made a bird cake. I'm liking birds these days, probably because they remind me of the peaceful outdoors. The filling in this cake is a cream cheese frosting with fresh strawberries. One cool thing about this cake is that I got to use my tylose powder for the first time. I got it at a cake shop in Phoenix and it basically turns fondant into gum paste. I just added a little to the blue fondant and kneaded it up. It made the birds a lot easier to cut out and it made them stiffen up faster so they could stand up.