Valentine Hippo Cake (See Picture)

Decorating By Heatherly30 Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 7:45pm by brincess_b

Heatherly30 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:22pm
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My daughter will be 4 on Valentine's Day. She is obsessed with hippos, therefore, looks like I'll be making a hippo cake. I want it cartoon and fun looking. I love this one. I have tried to email the person who made this one, but I'm not getting a reply. Any ideas what pans I could use to duplicate this? Know of any other designs that would give me this sort of look?

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curiegas Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:38pm
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For the bottom of the hippo, you could probably use the soccer ball pan that Wilton has on top of a maybe 10 in round. You would need to carve the bottom ronud to give you that look. Or you could probably just stack maybe 3 rounds and sculpt it.

For the head, you could use the small ball pan from Wilton with RKT for the mouth.

Now I have never made one like this, but just going through my pans these are the ones that look like they can pull it off.

HTH,
Cecilia

brincess_b Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:45pm
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i have a tendency to just dive in and see what happens. id have rkt on standy, and extra fondant/ bc incase i use that to bulk it up.
so big ball pan/ bowl to make the body, cut the bottom off so it sits flat.
head, slightly smaller ball pan/ bowl. with a little bit of carving round the eyes. (or, just do the whole head in rkt)
you would definately want to dowel and have a board between head and body, depending on how deep the cakes are, you might want to do some extra supports (like a board in the middle of the body, between head and body, halfway through head - and seeing this thing was a foot tall, you will definately need to do that! at least every 6 inches of cake.)
it does look cool, good luck icon_smile.gif
xx

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