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post #1 of 14
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I've just discovered BYC and am enjoying this whole posting thing!

Here are some pictures from my daughter's farm party. I made a coconut cake using a combination of 4, 9" round coconut cakes and a coconut filling. The grated coconut worked well for feathers. I sculpted the legs, thighs, and wing to give it a 3-d shape. The invitations were a chicken-themed paper from the scrapbook store, complete with chicken wire! They opened using a brad. I also used the paper for the frame favors. I found coordinating ribbon at Wal-Mart and tied it in knots, then glued it to black frames from the DollarTree. The chicken cake was my first time making a cake, and I must say that coconut is a very forgiving medium for making chickens! 

BTW-The logo on the invitations is my farm logo, so please respect the copyright.

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Mom to 3 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 horse, 11 commercial broiler breeds, 5 black australorps, 6 rhode island reds, 4 light feather-footed brahmas, 5 silver-laced wyandottes, 4 black giants, and one white crested black polish
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Mom to 3 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 horse, 11 commercial broiler breeds, 5 black australorps, 6 rhode island reds, 4 light feather-footed brahmas, 5 silver-laced wyandottes, 4 black giants, and one white crested black polish
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post #2 of 14

Welcome to the madness of BYC first of all and second  ep wow Lucky 7yr old she is............that is such a cool cake big_smile

God Never pauses in our moment of need. He is ever-present, moved with compassion, and sovereign in His provision.
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God Never pauses in our moment of need. He is ever-present, moved with compassion, and sovereign in His provision.
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post #3 of 14

REALLY nice job!!!!! Good graphic sense ya got there...

post #4 of 14

Very good on the Chicken theme! Enjoy the wonders of BYC! smile

I have: Three New Hampshire Reds, one Philippine Darag Chicken, one Cornish Cross and one broody Philippine Native Chicken with her eight chicks.

"We can see thousands of miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?" - S. Parkes Cadman
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I have: Three New Hampshire Reds, one Philippine Darag Chicken, one Cornish Cross and one broody Philippine Native Chicken with her eight chicks.

"We can see thousands of miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?" - S. Parkes Cadman
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post #5 of 14

You did a beautiful job!! and Welcome to BYC!

I Love to talk and take care of my critters.
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I Love to talk and take care of my critters.
                   Teresa
The Lord replied, The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you.
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post #6 of 14

I can only see half the pictures, they're to big.  But what I do see looks very nice.

Nevermind, they are smaller now.

You never have to worry about people on this site copying any of your pictures.  We are all polite and we always ask permission on everything.  No one will steal your logo.  wink


Edited by Southern28Chick - 11/30/07 at 6:37am
post #7 of 14

Wow what a neat idea, I might have to try that for my grandaughter next year!  Good job!

Momma to: Mae Mae the boxer, Josie the lab, Rudy the Yorkie
5 silkies 2 Mille fleurs 7 Standard Hen's 1 Buttercup Roo, 2 horses

My pics link on byc:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=134490#p134490
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Momma to: Mae Mae the boxer, Josie the lab, Rudy the Yorkie
5 silkies 2 Mille fleurs 7 Standard Hen's 1 Buttercup Roo, 2 horses

My pics link on byc:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=134490#p134490
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post #8 of 14

Welcome to byc.  You will love it here.  Wow, ep , that looked like a great party.  Lucky little girl to have such a creative momma like you.  Great job.  I must have missed my invite in the mail.  lau

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post #9 of 14

Jessica's birthday is in January..... could you please tell us how you made your cake.   It is really awesome.  I wish my birthday was next smile

Proud Mama of 4 Lav Orps, 2 BCM, 7 EE, 4 BR, 6 LB, 4 Aus, 1 Wel, 4 BO, 12 WH, 4 runners, 4 Alpaca, 1 chinchilla, 1 Sheltie, 1 Pom, 2 Jap Chin/Maltese, 2 girls and 1 boy.

1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
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Proud Mama of 4 Lav Orps, 2 BCM, 7 EE, 4 BR, 6 LB, 4 Aus, 1 Wel, 4 BO, 12 WH, 4 runners, 4 Alpaca, 1 chinchilla, 1 Sheltie, 1 Pom, 2 Jap Chin/Maltese, 2 girls and 1 boy.

1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
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post #10 of 14
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Here is the method I used. It was time to draw it out anyway because my cousin requested directions as well! The recipe for cake and frosting tasted great and is found here:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/102696 

Oh, and the eye was just a piece of raisin. I thought I had a black M&M but I didn't. Also, be sure to clean up any spilled frosting on your tray with a wet papertowel before putting on the coconut. It's much easier to remove extra coconut if it's dry and can be blown off.

Oh, and make sure the tray you use will fit in your fridge! I had to cut a piece of cardboard and wrap it with wrapping paper because I have a side-by-side fridge and my decorative trays were all too big. Cover with SaranWrap and refrigerate~

This cake is best served COLD!

Let me know if you have any questions, and send me a pic of your masterpiece if you do indeed make it!

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/clairemccrary/chickencake.jpg

Mom to 3 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 horse, 11 commercial broiler breeds, 5 black australorps, 6 rhode island reds, 4 light feather-footed brahmas, 5 silver-laced wyandottes, 4 black giants, and one white crested black polish
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Mom to 3 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 horse, 11 commercial broiler breeds, 5 black australorps, 6 rhode island reds, 4 light feather-footed brahmas, 5 silver-laced wyandottes, 4 black giants, and one white crested black polish
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