World Animal Day Collaboration 2016 - TURPIAL

This is my piece for WORLD ANIMAL DAY Collaboration 2016 ! We had a small but fun collaboration and I chose the Turpial.

The Venezuelan Turpial (Icterus icterus) [TROUPIAL in English]is the national bird of Venezuela and one of about 25 or so species of New World orioles.Venezuelan Turpials are fairly large in size, with a long tail and a bulky bill. It has a black head and upper breast. The feathers on the front of the neck and upper breast stick outward, making an uneven boundary between the black and the orange of the bird’s lower breast and underside. The rest of the orange color is found on the upper and lower back, separated by the black shoulders.

I chose the Turpial as I am Venezuelan as well and grew up seeing it flying around and eating mangoes back at home and also I wanted to portray the vivid orange/burnt yellow colour of the Turpial against its black colour on my piece and translate these elements along the feathers and movement of them into the piece as well. More like an interpretation of the animal rather than a recreation of it. A McQueen [ as in the Fashion designer] twist on a Venezuelan treasury if you like.

Hope you all like it. It is a lot different from the others as in not sculpted but more like inspired by the beautiful bird!

-- Enrique@HaveSomeCake

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jen lofthouse

pretty and very striking

CakeHeaven by Marlene

Amazing piece!

My Sweet World_Elena

Outstanding piece Enrique!

Sweet Side of Cakes by Khamphet

Very unique!! xx


Fabulous and so original!!! Love the colours!!

Sandra Smiley

The more I look at it, the more I like it! Another awesome design, Enrique!

Kelly Stevens



Brilliant interpretation, Enrique! Love the colours 😍

CuriAUSSIEty Cakes

I love this Enrique it really shows your style and I love your interpretation of the turpail. Thank you for being part of this collaboration!

Felien-Decor 'N Dessert Diva

Really Striking Enrique!!❤️




very unique

Sweet Dreams by Heba

Very cool <3

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

striking clever design….

MOLI Cakes

Amazing !!!

More Cakes Enrique

World Animal Day Collaboration 2016 - TURPIAL