I had also wanted to do some of the little blue birds featured in Martha Stewart Living a couple of years ago. So in preparation, I toasted some flaked coconut. Yuck, it looked terrible in comparsion to the picture so I went out and got a coconut. What a difference! and yummy to munch on too.
I knew I wanted them to be pretty and frilly for the shower. During the week I once again tried my hand at making some gumpaste flowers. Doing them exactly according to the book was giving me grief so I streamlined the process a bit and although they are not as thin as they could be, they turned out so sweet with a sprinkling of silvery dust.
I had the wrong tip for making the beaks, but it was too late to run out to get the right one, so these bluebirds are very quiet in their nest. Check out the coconut. Much nicer than store bought, totally worth it.