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!
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 !!!!
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...
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!
Here are a few animal tutorials I found......
thank you cakebaker the monkey idea (2 monkeys) is very cute!!! might do that. thanx all!
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.