Angry Birds Cupcake Toppers – Step by Step Guide

As promised from my previous post, here are the step by step photo directions for making the Angry Birds cupcake toppers. Once I made them, I put them in the fridge to harden.

Directions for making fondant (from allrecipes)

  1. With an electric mixer beat together the shortening, corn syrup, salt and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Slowly add the icing sugar, kneading it into the creamed mixture. If you have a stand up mixer (Kitchen Aid, Cuisenart or equivalent), you can use the dough hook to knead the icing sugar in the dough. Store the dough in an airtight container in the fridge or some place cool.
  2. You can colour the fondant using food colouring designed for icing. I used Wilton icing colours found here. I got them from my local bulk food store.

Red Bird

Green Pig

Black Bird

Helmet Pig

Blue Bird

King Pig

White BIrd

 Beard Pig

Yellow Bird

Green Bird



About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Oh my god, these are adorable and hilarious!! The guys at my work (I’m in the IT dept) would LOVE this. Great post!

  2. They are absolutely gorgeous, I will have to make them for the next kids party, my boys will love them

  3. These are awesome Steve. Well done!

  4. Fondant figures can be such fun to make. You did a fantastic job on these!

  5. I love these angry bird cake toppers. You are very creative.

  6. Aww… these are totally adorable Steve! You did great.

  7. These are so awesome! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!

  8. Wow Steve… simply amazing. Your step by step process really is wonderful. You should enter a contest for wonderful cake topper ideas. Seriously well done!! I know your son must have loved them. I think you deserve an extra big gift on Father’s Day for this job! 🙂

  9. This is brilliant work! Love it.

  10. these look great – I love the eyebrows!

  11. Oh my gosh these are so cute. I love this. This goes on the too adorable to eat list.

    Sorry I’ve been absent lately. Some personal stuff going on. Finding it hard to keep up. Life should be back to normal hopefully soon.

    Are you guys having a massive windstorm too? It’s wicked down here today. Not to mention the flooded backyard. We need more rain like a hole in the head.

  12. You know dads everywhere are cursing you!! lol! These are aahhhhmmazing! xo Ally

  13. OH MY WORD!!! I finally got on the Angry Bird band wagon, LOL! Your cupcakes look really fantastic, you did a beautiful job! Your son is really lucky:-) Take care, Terra

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