I just made a princess castle cake over the weekend and ended up with 2 future cake orders...preschool is paying off! I need to make a b-day cake for a 6-yr old girl and she likes pigs. Her mom said to make a pig head, but is up for any idea. Yes, I could run out and buy the Wilton pan and make a pig head, but that seems too plain. I really love the whole 'wow' effect when I bring something that they aren't expecting. Any ideas or pics you can direct me to? I'm not a carver and I don't have enough experience with fondant if that info makes a difference.
I was on the food network site the other day and there is a Charm City "club" of sorts that people have posted their cakes and I saw a couple pig cakes that I e-mailed to myself because my DD likes pigs too. i never got the pics so I can't send 'em to ya but there was one that was for a chinese year of the pig cake that looked like a piggy-bank. Too cute! check out that site.
. . . I like this one . . . http://www.jenniferscakecreations.com/images/Classes/Bronwen%20Weber/Class%20Sculplting%20Bronwen's%20Pig%20(web).jpg
and while this isn't a cake . . . it would be fun to design a cake after this fashion . . . http://www.utesgifts.com/utes/utescart/IcingOnCake/strawberry%20pig2.jpg
you could also make individual cupcakes with piggy faces . . . if you can find the strawberry marshmallows you could cut them in half and use one half as the snout then the other half could be cut again in half to make the ears . . . if you follow my logic??
carousels are always fun . . . http://images.replacements.com/images/images5/china/C/lenox_china_carousel_animal_no_box_P0000014781S0030T2.jpg
and this one is also adorable . . . http://www.psychobabyonline.com/site/scpics/tmb/917/truffles_pig.jpg
just a coupla ideas to get your creative juices flowing . . .