ttaunt Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:17am
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There are many variations of this cake out there.   Here is Crave's.  :)  There are two 8" layers of vanilla, with a layer of nutella on top. The pigs are fondant.

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ttaunt Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:19am
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can someone tell me if these pigs are fondant or modeling clay or what? I will attempt to make these if I can find instructions. I will appreciate any info you can give me.

crumbcoat64 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 1:39am
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AI've done a couple of these cakes this summer, and made my pigs out of fondant with some tylose added in. I started my pigs about 4 days before the cake. I didn't have instructions for the pigs, just tried to recreate the picture I was given. The ears were the trickiest for me. I dressed up the hot tub with ribbon and some RI flowers at the base. Hope this helps. a

ttaunt Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 2:23am
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Thanks  so much. I will get some fondant and tylose. Can I get tylose at Michael's or Hobby Lobby? I just need to make a birthday cake for a little girl that is obsessed with pigs. Luckily her bd is not until oct 27 so I have time to play with it.

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 2:32am
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I have done this several times. Tylose is not necessary

siani kwan Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 2:38am
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ttaunt Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:02am
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As luck would have it there is a tutorial on the cc front page. I also will watch the tutorial suggested by siani. Thanks for all ya'll help. I can't wait to try this.

niniel1 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:49pm
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I made this cake during the summer. I made the pigs out of fondant and didn't add tylose as they were going to be eaten. 

Phaedramax Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:23pm
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You don't need Tylose just use 50/50  that's fonfdant/gumpaste.

ttaunt Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 7:51pm

I made my piggies using wilton pink fondant. They came out so cute, I wish I could make a wedding cake with piggies on it. Thanks again for all ya'll help.

crumbcoat64 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:16pm

ABoth of mine for display only in high humidity conditions so the tylose was a precautionary measure. Glad to know there's a tutoria so canimprove the next one. l

aduvall Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 4:03pm

AI made this for a fourth of July birthday and made my pigs from gum paste.

nadushka Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 4:50pm

I made mine out of plain fondant last night. I think they taste better without anything added to the fondant, but that's just my opinion :)

ttaunt Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:00pm

Nadushka,yours came out cuter than mine.

nadushka Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:16pm

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Originally Posted by ttaunt 
 

Nadushka,yours came out cuter than mine.

Thank you! This was my first time doing pigs and cows, there is still A LOOOT of room for improvement :) but the latest tutorial here on CC was very helpful.

BatterUpCake Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:57pm

last time I did it I put a cowboy hat and sunglasses on the pig leaning against the side of the tub. I will see if I can find pictures

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