It's BIG BIRD!
This is #3 on my Sesame Street Adventure!
These guys took a little more time than the others, but I love working with fondant and they were a lot of fun to make!
Here is what you need:
fondant in yellow, red, blue, pink, white, and black (or color white fondant)
icing colored yellow
A couple days ahead of time shape Big Bird's beak with yellow fondant, add inside of mouth using red and tongue using pink. If parts don't adhere well to each other, use a decorator brush with just a drop of water. For the eyes, I cut white fondant circles using Wilton's smallest fondant circle cutter, but the opposite end of your decorating tip can be used as well. I also made circles in blue and pink for the eyes and just cut the parts that I needed. The black pupil was cut using the opening on a size 12 tip. All eye parts were "glued" together using a brush with just a drop of water. Allow the beaks and eyes to stiffen up a day or two, if not they will lose shape when they are placed on the icing.
For the feathers I used buttercream colored yellow and tip 67. They were piped using a squeeze and release motion. Place on your facial features and you are finished!
*Be sure not to use too much water when adhering fondant parts together or your colors will bleed and the fondant will break down.
Again, my inspiration was a tiny stuffed animal!
Look for a new Sesame Street Character next Tuesday!
Other Characters that I have made: