This is the first Carved and covered Cake I have ever made using Sugarpaste and chocolate.
I made it for my teenage son who was obsessed with the game and he insited that I make one and at first I said ok but I do not think I will be able to do it as I have never done one before. He insisted that as I have always been able to make anything he asks for throughout his life that he is certain I can do this. I have to say if he had not done so I would never have had the confidence to do any more. It has been the insitence of my new partner and my children who believe I am capable of anything even when I do not, that I had the courage to go ahead. I have certainly surprised myself as I never expect to get the results that I do. Now I have the confidence to do anything and know that I can and it is thanks to their persistence.
I used to make Castles out of square cakes and ganache only as a teenager before all of this started but I had never done any carved cakes like this at all or covered one like this until now.
Both the bird and the nest are cake with Chocolate and sugarpaste covering and chocolate parts with chocolate filled golden “eggs” sticking out of the nest..