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Angry Birds T-shirt design gives rise to cakes

Tastes like chicken? Nope, modeling chocolate. A couple of bakers inspired by an Angry Birds T-shirt design inspired by the megahit game have shared their creations on Threadcakes.

I guess the birds won after all. Jamie Masterson/Threadcakes

Having the ability to create an extraordinary cake is something you'll never see on my resume. That doesn't stop me from living vicariously through those who can bake something that looks like art, like an an almost-too-realistic Angry Birds cake.

The "Furious Fowl" Angry Birds cake is originally inspired from a T-shirt design by Brian Cook that is sold at the artist-driven Threadless clothing store. Jamie Masterson and her husband are self-described addicts of the popular smartphone game, and decided to create the cake as an entry on Threadcakes, which is a Web site that encourages people to make cakes based on Threadless shirt designs.

There is some extraordinary detail in the cake, which has realistic interpretations of the various birds and pigs, as well as a slingshot that hangs off the plate. Masterson describes the process further on the Threadcakes page:

We baked the cakes, froze them, carved the basic shape of both pig heads, and crumb coated them. We decided to try white chocolate modeling dough for the first time instead of fondant since we are not fondant fans. So we sculpted the more intricate details in plain modeling chocolate before we rolled out the colored modeling chocolate for the final layer. We then sculpted the eggs, birds, slingshot, crown, and ears out of more modeling chocolate. We then painted more color details on the pieces using food coloring thinned with vodka. We used toothpicks to help the birds stand on the pigs in order to finish the composition.

Kelli Watkins also created a cake based on the "Furious Fowl" art, straying slightly from the original design by making the birds seem a little less angry. "I have to admit that I didn't know this was an Angry Birds themed design when I first saw it," Kelli writes on the Threadcakes entry. "I just like it and thought it would make a great cake!"

Slightly less 'Angry' birds. Kelli Watkins/Threadcakes

Her attempt took two days to finish, which is probably more time than I've ever spent in my life baking anything. Bravo! Which cake do you like the best?