Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Posted by MamaWa at 12:13 PM
Last month, I had the pleasure of creating an adorable cake for my sister's friend... It was her little girl's 1st birthday! When she told me what she wanted, I was excited and quickly began brain storming.
After the cake is baked and cooled completely, I leveled and torted the cake into 3 layers. To level a cake like this, the easiest way is to run a knife long the top of the bowl and keeping it straight until cut completely through. The layers were then filled with strawberry preserve, and crumb coated with buttercream. A blanket of pink fondant was then draped over the cake, and smoothed out by hand. For the distinct piggy nose, I created a large rectangle with rounded corners and indented the nostrils with a large ball tool. I then attached it to the cake with the help of some piping gel. I prefer to use piping gel or royal icing for large pieces like this, instead of water, for the holding power. The same goes for the piggy feet that I simply shaped out of balls of pink fondant.