How-To make a PIGGY CAKE covered in CHOCOLATE mud! by The Icing Artist   2 years ago

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This piggy looks ALMOST too cute to eat! Learn how to make your very own at home!
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In this week's tutorial I am going to teach you how to make an adorable piggy cake! I love doing simple farm animal cakes. To start off I made a batch of my vanilla pound cake recipe and baked it in a half sphere pan. Links to the pan and all of the tools and products I used to make this cake down below. I soaked my cake with simple syrup, making sure it stays perfectly moist. I then crumb coated my cake used a disposable bag and my vanilla buttercream icing. I smoothed it out with a spatula, and used a piece of paper towel to help make it perfectly smooth.
I lightly sprayed my cake with some water, to get it ready for my fondant. I used Confections Choice white fondant and dyed it a light shade of pink using ameri gel based food colouring. I rolled out my fondant, rolled it back over my rolling pin and then back over my cake. I used my hands and a fondant smoother to help smooth out my fondant. I trimmed off the extra fondant.
To make my delicious chocolate mud, I made a batch of my chocolate butter cream frosting. I added some extra cocoa powder and chocolate to make it extra chocolaty! I spread the "mud" all over my cake board, and set a little aside for later...
For his adorable piglet features, I started off with his snout (nose). I rolled out a ball of pink fondant and smooched it into an oval then used my gumpaste balling tool to make two little noise holes (nostrils). I glued it onto my cake using some water. For my pigs ears, I rolled out some thin pink fondant and cut out two large triangles rounded over the edged and glued them onto my cake. I flipped over the ears to make them look super cute and floppy. For his easy spiral tail, I rolled out a thin log of fondant then twisted it around a paint brush, pulled out the paint brush and glued it on him bum.
To make his hooves/feet, I divided my remaining fondant into four parts. I rolled each part into a ball, then flattened it slightly. I cut down into the fondant to shape a little hoof. I then placed then onto my chocolate mud. I added two little balls of black and white fondant to make his eyes. Then I finished him off with some extra chocolate mud!
I loved making this super cute piggy cake. It really does look like he is rolling around in the delicious chocolate mud! This cake would be easy for kids or adults and would make a perfect birthday cake. Especially for a first birthday farm animal theme.

Useful links:

Vanilla pound cake recipe-
http://bit.ly/20Xp20l

Buttercream Icing/frosting recipe-
http://bit.ly/1TSV7Y9

Buttercream icing step by step video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8diTaa1lfE

How to cover a cake in fondant video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTmUPtsPDxE

How to smooth ice a perfect buttercream cake video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPk0ZQdVnU

The Good Dinosaur Cake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A_nIvOE1Lg

Jake and The Neverland Pirates 3D Ship Cake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFmyYkw1euc

Vanilla Pound Cake Ingredients:
-box white cake mix
-1cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 tsp salt
-1 1/3 cup water
-1/8 cup vegetable oil
-2 tsp vanilla
-1 cup sour cream
-4 egg whites

Buttercream Icing Ingredients:
-1 cup butter (room temperature)
-1 tbs vanilla
-4 cups of icing sugar
-1/4 cup water


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