Introduction: Playable Angry Birds Cake

It’s become a family tradition that I make increasingly ridiculous birthday cakes for my kids each year. So with my little boy Ben turning 6-years-old over the weekend, and appreciating his love of Angry Birds, I thought I’d have a shot a making him a playable Angry Birds birthday cake with working catapult and iced birds as ammunition. You can watch the making of video as well as the rapid demolition. It took 10 hours to make and 2 minutes to destroy. More pics here:


diydanmiller (author)2016-09-21

I've been looking to make a Minecraft cake that can be constructed like a Minecraft building (the sort my 14 yr-old makes) for his Birthday, and from your photo it looked like you'd made some perfectly close-textured cake for your columns & lintels, until I realised these were chocolate-covered wafers. Thanks for the idea!

Cutegirlbaby (author)2013-12-15

That was cool! But I wish you could just say how you made it step by step :)

Adambowker98 (author)2012-11-08

What catapult did you use?

16405 (author)Adambowker982013-03-07

Just a regular slingshot. He just mounted it extremely well into the cake so you wouldn't have to hold it down when you fired.

bnoble2 (author)2012-10-08

Thank you for the amazing cake idea. My kids will be thrilled!

MaliciaFlore (author)2012-06-06

Fantastic ! I like it.
If you like this kind of recipe maybe you will like this recipe "Game of Thrones cake", you can watch it on
Tell me what you think ! :)

exterminator (author)2011-04-11

Dang!!! You have a great talent in making crazy cakes like that.

___ (author)2011-04-05

Really Awesome Cake!!!!!

brooklynbrownie (author)2011-03-19

Hat's off to you! What an awesome birthday cake. Good job, dad!

Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves (author)2011-03-11

I too love Angry Birds a lot. Why don't you post an Instructable of this cake in the Life.Game Competion ? I am sure you will win : )

He can't on the page it says:"Instructables must be published during the contest period to be eligible. That's from Feb. 28 to Apr. 3 (11:59pm PDT)."

charchar2 (author)2011-03-10

Oh my gosh, that is soooo awesome!!!! How did you learn to make cakes like that????!!!! (Head of explosives- Sofia age 3 *LOL*)

Senior Waffleman (author)2011-03-09

That is just amazing :D

cvazquez (author)2011-03-08

You are the best father ever. This is adorable, and amazing.

rogerrabbit321 (author)2011-02-25

No. the actual slingshot.

GameNox (author)rogerrabbit3212011-03-02

It is a store bought one.

Gary1235 (author)2011-03-02

Brilliant, deffo the best cake I've ever seen.

rogerrabbit321 (author)2011-02-22

That's totally awesome! I wish my dad did that, but we just buy small tiny cakes at Genuardi's food. Someone should make a cut the rope cake (if thats possible), have a small string, hanging a round cake ball and cut the rope with different obstacles, into the mouth of the green monster.
Well done

Just a small question... what did you make your slingshot out of?

kstockton (author)rogerrabbit3212011-02-28

"Cut the Rope" cake made February 11, 2011

Lol Small tiny cakes?

flamekiller (author)2011-02-28

You say your tradition is to make increasingly ridiculous cakes, yet how are you going to top this one?!

pfdanielson (author)2011-02-27

I wouldn't be able to destroy a work of cake art like that!! Nice work!

EyalSch (author)2011-02-26

Wonderful ! Awesome !
Great Idea.

crankycheryl (author)2011-02-25

[Standing up and applauding, then falling to the floor in a swoon.]

JesterPoet (author)2011-02-21

You have inspired me to make my own game themed cake. It's going to be a Jenga cake because it will most likely fall apart as I try to build it, and then I'll give up and kick it across the room, then have to spend a bunch of time picking up pieces.

spark master (author)JesterPoet2011-02-25

if you have a dog this will not be an issue, (picking up the pieces).

nice cake, my kid want one now, chuckle.

Hmmm...... Maybe use Coffee Crisps and/or Kitkats as blocks and actually play Jenga with the cake.

less cake, then, than candy tower of awesomeness - definitely still worth a try!

bschran (author)xhephaestusx2011-02-24

If you use nutty buddy bars (the peanut butter crisp bars) it would work great... dunno how big it would end up being though

hogey74 (author)2011-02-25

That's too cool mate :) Giving me ideas too!

kabturek (author)2011-02-25

its a shame it isn't in any contest. you deserve a price! congrats :)

Puzzledd (author)2011-02-24

Wow! What a dedicated dad- and you know the way to a young boy's heart! LOADS of fun and an amazing creation. Surely you have photos of past birthday cakes.... can we have a slideshow?

AbstractDragon (author)2011-02-24

This is EPIC.

Also, you're not only an truly awesome Dad, you have adorable kids.
I just hope they realize how lucky they are.

SM2808 (author)2011-02-24

Nothing like this on Cake Boss!

kanalav (author)2011-02-24

Are the birds edible too? What did you make them from?

kcbford1 (author)2011-02-24

cool!! my wife just got an iphone so im very familar with this game lol.

ebubbula (author)2011-02-24

This is awesome!!!

kleinmaggie (author)2011-02-24

a bsolutly incredible!what great parents you are,big congrats!

ryanmorgan89 (author)2011-02-24


momofmedo (author)2011-02-24

This is my daughter's fav game too, I love the idea

Ninja1507 (author)2011-02-24

Amazing cake and not to mention awesome dad lol.

Rainsembellishments (author)2011-02-24

Too awesome! I recently got addicted to this game & love the cake concept! Great job!!!

Aeneas (author)2011-02-24

This is absolutely brilliant. At the same time, it's gonna be very hard topping your previous effort every year. Good luck with that!

blenz (author)2011-02-24

You get the "Best Dad Cake" award. This is great and the fact it is playable is more than awesome. Congrats on a great job!

Wolf410 (author)2011-02-24

ok seriously...this is amazing...much praise dude...much praise

kevinhannan (author)2011-02-24

You get my vote as the coolest Dad around!

The cake is fan-dabba-doozy as well!

porcupinemamma (author)2011-02-24

What a beautiful family you have! Your children will always remember the love and creativity you put into their birthdays! Your cake is fantabulous!!!!!

thomp5km (author)2011-02-24

This is AMAZING! I would have never came up with something this original for a birthday cake!! You are truly an artistic genius here :) Very original and the best thing is, it really looks JUST like angry birds! Great job!!!!

ravend1220 (author)2011-02-24

You are amazing. Great job! Your kids are suuper lucky!

MrSubway1 (author)2011-02-24

Congrats. You did a great thing for your son. I am sure he will always remember and appreciate it.

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