This baby boy animal cake was my first fondant cake!
I used my 16 in round cake pan for the bottom layer and an 8 in round for top layer.
I bought some fondant and rolled it out. Then I placed it on top of both layers separately.
The fondant was tucked under edges of the cakes and I stuck candy dowels in the bottom layer cake to hold up the top layer.
I made my animal cut outs with mini cookie cutters and my son helped make the balls around the outer edges.
With a paintbrush, I lightly brushed a bit of water onto each fondant cutout and ball and placed them on the cake. This helped them adhere to the cake a little easier.
I brushed the cake with edible shimmer dust (disco dust) and used a tapestry needle to "punch" holes on each animal to give them a sewn look! Everyone loved it!
I impressed myself with the fondant!
It was actually easy to use!
Oh, and the baby on top was made with fondant too! I did some internet research on what I wanted it to look like.
A week before the cake was due to be at the baby shower, I hand sculpted a fondant bear, a doe, a fox and an owl.
This cake was inspired by the Forest Friends nursery set at Burlington Coat Factory. The animals replicated those!
I baked a 2 layer 6 inch and a 2 layer 10 inch square tiers. Stacked and iced light blue.
I cut green, tan, white and brown circles out of fondant to match the forest friends background and stuck them to side of both tiers.
I also cut out leaves using a leaf impressor and put on some circles like the background of the forest friends decor.
I made a light green fondant bow for the side and added a light green dot border using tip 12.
I stuck on the forest friends with inserting toothpicks into the animals then into the cake.
Baby Boy Animal Cake Comments:
Not tooo hard
The fondant animals aren't too hard if you're familiar with working with fondant. I made each part seperately (head, arms, body etc.) and stuck them together using toothpicks and a dab of water. Hope that helps! Good luck
by: Gramma Kas
Hi there, Your cake is BEAUTIFUL! I am going to try to make it for my daughter's baby shower May 8th. Her whole nursery theme is Forest Friends and we bought all her bedding/lamp etc. at the Burlington Coat factory! We live in Toronto - so I drove down to Buffalo to get her all set up! I am not too artistic and am worried about the animals not turning out - are they difficult to do? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks, Kathy
What a cake!
The Fondant animals matched the baby decor to a tee. The colors were perfect and to top it off the cake was delicious. Thanks you for making the best baby Shower Cake for my Best Friends First Baby Boy.
Love the animals and great job on the bow!
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