#1 Giraffe Birthday Cake

Decorating By jazminnherbert Updated 12 Dec 2014 , 1:13am by jazminnherbert

jazminnherbert Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 2:35am
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AI was thinking of making my daughters first birthday cake of a giraffe using a#1 cake pan. But i don't know how to ice it. Any help is appreciated

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maggieg99 Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 3:26am
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here's one idea.  http://cakebelieve.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-birthday-giraffe.html

 

not my photo - found it by google search 'giraffe cake'

petitecat Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 7:30pm
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Originally Posted by jazminnherbert 

I was thinking of making my daughters first birthday cake of a giraffe using a#1 cake pan. But i don't know how to ice it. Any help is appreciated

Do you mean how to apply the buttercream/ganache? Or how to decorate? 

 

If it's how to apply the buttercream/ganache, I did it pretty much like a round cake- iced the top first- just plonked the stuff on (in my case I used SMBC) and covered the top until the icing was spilling down the sides, then applied loads of icing down all the sides. I started taking off the icing off the sides first by using a right angled ruler. Same method as other cake decorators who use a bench scraper, I just happen to use a ruler. When all the sides were straight, I proceeded to take off icing off the top to get it as level as I could. Then I covered in fondant. 

 

To decorate- perhaps use the invitation as a guide? My customer sent me the paper plate that she was going to use and she wanted me to match the colours. I decided to match the design as well. 

 

Here's my number one cake, It's my first number cake :)

 

 

HTH :)

jazminnherbert Posted 12 Dec 2014 , 1:13am
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AThanks. I'm planning on using buttercream icing on it and not using fondant.

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