How to make Animal Cakes

Animal cakes are a fun and creative way to celebrate birthdays, special occasions, or just to add a touch of whimsy to any gathering. Whether you're a baking novice or a seasoned pro, creating animal cakes can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Follow these steps to make your own adorable animal-themed cake!

1. Choose Your Animal

Start by selecting the animal you want to recreate in cake form. Popular choices include lions, pandas, foxes, elephants, and more. Consider the recipient's favourite animal or the theme of the event when making your selection.

Fox Animal Cake

2. Gather Your Ingredients

Ensure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand before you begin baking. This may include cake mix, frosting, food colouring, fondant, and any other decorations you plan to use.

3. Bake and Cool Your Cake

Follow your chosen cake recipe to bake the cake layers. Allow them to cool completely before attempting to assemble and decorate your animal cake.

4. Shape and Assemble Your Cake

Use a serrated knife to carve the cake layers into the desired animal shape. Stack the layers with frosting in between to create the body of the animal. Consider using a template or reference image to guide your shaping.

5. Frost and Decorate

Apply a crumb coat of frosting to the cake to seal in any loose crumbs. Then, add a final layer of frosting to create a smooth surface for decorating. Use fondant, icing, or other edible decorations to bring your animal cake to life. Check out our beautiful Giraffe or Hedgehog cake for inspiration. 

Hedgehog Animal Cake

6. Add Details

Pay attention to the details that will make your animal cake truly special. This may include eyes, ears, tails, or any other distinctive features of the animal you are recreating. Get creative and have fun with the decorating process!

7. Display and Enjoy

Once your animal cake is complete, display it proudly at your event or celebration. Watch as your guests marvel at your creativity and enjoy the delicious treat you've created. Don't forget to snap a few photos before cutting into your masterpiece!

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