Make a Chicken Themed Cake

by Jess N

Published June 24, 2019

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Chicken Cake

On this episode of Meyer Makes, Jess shows us how to make an adorable chicken cake and decorate it in 60 seconds! This is how she did it! 

For this chicken cake you will need:

  • 8-inch by 8-inch square cake
  • 8-inch diameter round cake
  • Frosting colors:
    • White
    • Yellow
    • Black
    • Orange
    • Green
    • Blue
Chicken Themed Cake Decoration Meyer Hatchery

Making the Shape of Your Chicken Cake

  1. Bake your cakes according to your favorite cake recipe and allow them to cool before frosting so the frosting won’t melt.
  2. Using a dab of frosting as your base to help “stick” your cake in place, put the square cake on a serving platter. This will form the body of the chick inside of the shell.
  3. Cut the round cake in half and place it at the top of the square with another dab of frosting underneath. This will form the head of the chick.
  4. Cut the bottom corners off the square to round off the shell shape and move these slices up to the top corners of the square cake as the wings using more frosting for your “glue”.

Decorating Your Chicken Cake

Now it’s time to frost your cake! You can use any frosting you like for this. The first coat will be your “crumb coat” to seal in the cake itself and make your final coat of frosting and details look even better.

  1. Using a knife, cut slices into the cake to mark out your lines of where the shell will be and where you will use your yellow frosting to make the chick popping out of the shell. You can also use your knife to mark out the beak and a round cookie cutter to mark the eyes.
  2. Use your white frosting to fill in the shell part of the lower portion of the cake.
  3. Use a piping bag with a decorative star tip to add your yellow frosting to the chick part of the cake to give the appearance of fluffy chick feathers!
  4. Use another piping back to fill in the holes for the eyes with black icing, and another to fill in the hole for the beak with orange icing.
  5. Finish decorating your cake by piping green frosting with a grass tip around the base of the eggshell. You can also add flowers or hard candies for even more detail.

The last step is to eat and enjoy your adorable chicken cake! If you make this cake, please send us photos!

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