Decorating By lkoenig07 Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 7:23pm by lilyanddayne

lkoenig07 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 6:53pm
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Ok, I'm stuck. I'm trying to come up with the perfect cake for my twins' 1st birthday. I'd LOVE to do a jungle theme cake, but can't find any sort of video or tutorial that shows how to make the animals (even on You Tube!). So now, I'm playing around with the idea of doing a farm cake instead, but it seem more boyish. I have a girl & a boy. Any ideas?! Thanks!

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antonia74 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:43am
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Just ice cookies to look like the animals. (I'm not really good at making figures, so this route was faster & tastier!)

Some people even do them as chocolate transfers, really cute too.

calynmom Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:47am
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I'm not sure of the animals either. Maybe someone that done them here can help. A jungle theme would be great.

I can see 2 little monkeys swinging from trees.

Good luck !!!!

MacsMom Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:56am
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Animals really aren't so hard to do. A ball of fondant for the body, another for the head, a few rolled pieces for the legs...

I did a brother/sister cake with two monkeys on top...

Somethin-Sweet Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 3:12am
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Take a look at the picture in my photos named Landry. These animals I hand molded out of a 50/50 gumpaste / fondant mixture. I used white- and painted them with Vodka/gel paste, once they were dry. Then, attached them to the cake using royal icing.........Much easier to do this way rather than color che gumpaste first. Good Luck!

cakebaker1978 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 3:38am
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Here are a few animal tutorials I found......

lkoenig07 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 3:25pm
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thank you cakebaker icon_smile.gif the monkey idea (2 monkeys) is very cute!!! might do that. thanx all!

lilyanddayne Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 7:23pm
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I have both of these cakes in my photos, both for first bdays. The animals weren't hard to make, just fondant and looking at the gallery for ideas.

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