I've had these cake toppers in my head since taking down the Christmas tree several weeks ago. I have this vintage bird ornament that is kind of falling apart, and while looking it over to try and repair it, these little guys popped into my head. I missed the window for Poesy's birthday, but who needs a birthday to bake a cake and stick birds on top? NOT ME.
The steps for the birds are SO simple. Break a toothpick and stick the ends into two small styrofoam balls (if you don't use styrofoam you could do this with clay). Clip some thin cardboard for wings and a tail, and then insert those into the bird body. Mix Elmer's glue, ModPodge, Tacky Glue, etc. (whatever you have on hand) with glitter to make glitter soup. If your concoction is to thick, you can dilute it with water. Paint the glitter glue onto your bird generously. I added fabric circles and a felt beak once the glue was mostly dry.
The girls loved the baking part, of course. Once the cake cooled I iced it and stuck those birdies right on top. It made for some excited giggles and squeals. It's not everyday you get to have a fancy cake for no reason!
I can see a lot more just-for-fun cakes in our future!