10 October 2011

Animal Baby Shower Cake

I recently organised a Surprise Baby Shower for my friend Hanna and decided to make her a special cake for the occasion. She loves the idea of animals for the baby room, so I thought I would make the cake to fit her theme. I made a Jungle themed/Safari themed Animal Cake with Fondant Animals and a Fondant Baby in a crib.

Animal Baby Shower Cake

































 For the cake I made a Simple White Cake that is very moist, but firm.

Simple White Cake Recipe

1 cup white Sugar
1/2 cup Butter (soft)
2 Eggs
2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Milk (full fat or reduced fat)

Cream the Butter and Sugar together till light and fluffy. Beat in the Eggs and stir in the Vanilla. Add the Flour
to the mixture and mix well. Stir in Milk and beat till smooth.

Bake for 30-40 mins at 180 degrees celcius (9x9 inch round pan)

I made 2 cakes for this cake - so above recipe times two!


Fondant Animals


How to make a Fondant Zebra

Fondant Zebra


















You need
White fondant
Black fondant
Edible glue

Form head and body out of white fondant. Roll out a piece of black fondant and cut zebra stripes out of fondant. Stick to body with edible glue. Make hair and feet out of black fondant and pupils for eyes.

Zebra from fondant
Fondant zebra stripes








How to make a Fondant Giraffe

Fondant Giraffe
 



You need
Yellow fondant
Brown fondant
Edible glue

Form the head and body with yellow fondant. Make some spots with the brown fondant. Make the circles for the feet and the horns with brown fondant. Stick horns to head with edible glue and spots to body with edible glue.


How to make a Fondant Elephant

Baby elephant from fondant























You need
Blue fondant
White fondant
Grey fondant
Black fondant
Edible glue
Blue Edible marker

Make the head and body out of the blue fondant. Form legs and trunk out of blue fondant. Let trunk dry before attaching it to the head. Form inner ears out of grey fondant. Make baby bib out of white fondant and feet and toe nails out of white fondant. Black fondant for eye pupils.


Fondant Baby Elephant
Elephant from fondant



How to make a Fondant Lion

Lion out of fondant






















You need
Yellow fondant
Orange fondant
Black and white fondant
Edible glue
Black edible pens

Form the head and body of the lion out of yellow fondant.
Roll out orange fondant and cut into strips of 1cm. Cut slits into strips. Attach to head with edible glue as mane. Orange for feet.
Use black for nose and eyes and black pen for details.
White for eyes.



How to make Fondant Baby in Baby crib

















You need
Flesh colour fondant
White fondant
Blue fondant
Green fondant
Orange fondant
Edible glue
Edible pens

Form baby out of flesh colour fondant, add white diaper with blue pin and blue dummy.
You can make the crib by rolling out long "snakes" of orange fondant. Stick them together with edible glue to form a bassinet.
Make little bunny out of white fondant. Add details with edible pens. I kept it rustic looking, that is why the bunny is not perfect :)
Roll out green fondant and cut out leave shapes with leave cutter, add details and let dry.
Put it all together and put leaves over baby for a blanky.


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