For my niece's 2nd birthday, I want to make a cake that looks like her toy rabbit. Rabbit looks very much like the one in this pic.
I have the perfect Pyrex bowl for the body but it's too small for the amount of servings I need so I was going to stack a cake baked in the bowl on top of a regular 7" layer cake.
How would I do this? Would I need a cake board above the bottom cake? Dowels? Straws? The width of the bowl is a touch smaller than 7" but I want the body to look cohesive so may have to shape the 7" cake once stacked.
Also, I have a small Pyrex bowl I was thinking of baking the head in (then carving it to shape). Best way to attach this?
I would actually bake the cake in round pans a bit larger than you want the bunny to be and then stack and carve.
If you decide to go with the bowls, etc, I always but a cake board every 4 inches inside the cake with a few supports underneath.
I have a tutorial on carving a figure so that might help you with the internal structure.,,,
How many additional servings do you need? That is cake would be a lot of work for me personally. I would make up servings with cupcakes and do little bunny butts sticking out of the cupcakes from the Hello Cupcake book. I can find a pic of the bunny butts if you're interested.
If you're going to have to transport or stressed about supporting the bunny on top, cupcakes just seem easier to me
Thought I'd post a pic of the finished cake with the inspiration. I went with my original plan of stacking a cake baked in a Pyrex bowl on top of a 7" round cake. There was also a tail which was a big cake ball covered in buttercream (piped with a closed star tip).
I torted both cakes (right word?) and then stacked them, layering with buttercream and jam/jelly. As the bottom cake was wider then the top cake, I carved away the excess. Once the body was covered in sugarpaste, I inserted 2 skewers vertically into the body so the head was stabilised.
For my first character cake, I'm quite pleased
Also, this was my first attempt at making buttercream with a small shortening and the rest butter and I really liked it.
It's actually quite cute as your first character cake. How tall was the body?
Thanks I think the body was about 9" tall.