Going To The Zoo

A zoo half-cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I wanted something small enough to take WITH us to the zoo, but I didn't want cupcakes, so I cut an 8" cake in half. Pirouette cookies around the outside, fondant decorations, yellow cake w/chocolate BC frosting. On this cake I learned how much sturdier Wilton fondant is for figures; the panda is the only one made of MMF and he never dried! Next time I'll check out gum-tex.

Comments

cindww Says... 8 years ago

its wonderful!! great job on the animals..

SweetTater Says... 8 years ago

Those are the cutest animals! Did you look at a picture of animals or cartoon characters?

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the great feedback. They were truly a gas to make. I did a search on "zoo" here on CC and looked at other cakes with animals. I didn't take notes or print anything out, I just sort of filed the info in my brain and then went downstairs and "went for it". I am so happy I resisted the urge to add smiles to all of them; I think they show more character w/just the eyes. (Well, actually you can see I pressed in a smile on the monkey but I thought he needed a face.)

amodeoandrea Says... 8 years ago

This is such a cool cake!!!

AmyKay Says... 8 years ago

So cute! I love the animals!

windoverm Says... 8 years ago

so cute- excellent job withe fondant!!

sarzoemom Says... 8 years ago

That is just adorable! I love the expressions on their faces. Reminds me of Wallace and Kromit characters. Very well done.

MavericksMommy Says... 8 years ago

Very cute! I like how all the other animals are looking at the panda bear as if to say, what's the matter with you, why aren't you dry yet???

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

LOL! That is a hilarious comment about the panda :lol:. They are saying "why did your belly get so saggy? You were supposed to be round like us!" Thanks for the comments, you made my day!

Twins5485 Says... 8 years ago

Wow! You did a amazing job !!! This is too cute to eat.

jelligirl Says... 8 years ago

WOW :o

tammiemarie Says... 8 years ago

great job! I love it!

MavericksMommy Says... 8 years ago

Great, even from "behind" the scene!

Danni Says... 8 years ago

very, very cute

jelligirl Says... 8 years ago

awsome

kellykake Says... 8 years ago

way too cute!! your hard work was well worth it

rajinaren Says... 8 years ago

Very cute cake. I love the animals u make...and its very color full. Great work

SweetTater Says... 8 years ago

I bet your daughter loved her cake! Those are the cutest animals!

SidAna Says... 8 years ago

Really adorable

tracyanne Says... 8 years ago

So whimsical. I love it. Great Job!!

Viks Says... 8 years ago

Adorable!

TheCakeSmith Says... 8 years ago

They are A-freaking-dorable! I am making animals for my sons cake and I just hope mine turn out half as good!

sgauta Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable, fantastic job!!!

biviana Says... 8 years ago

how cute. I really loved the whole cake. What a great job. Sure your daughter loved it! ;-D

CarolinaBelle Says... 8 years ago

That is so cute! Great job!

PGray315 Says... 8 years ago

How cute!! and it sounds yummy to boot!

kuki Says... 8 years ago

so nice!!

candy177 Says... 8 years ago

I LOVE this cake! It's sooooooo cute! Those animals are absolutely to die for and I love your letters (again!) - I'll have to try that - I never thought of rolling letters from fondant. :)

mullett Says... 8 years ago

love it!!!

tnuty Says... 8 years ago

Very cool!

Janette Says... 8 years ago

That is just too cute

cakesonoccasion Says... 8 years ago

I love the giraffe!

Blue0877 Says... 8 years ago

you're figures came out great...I am sure she loved this cake...my 2 year old daughter sure would!! Great job!!

cncgirl00 Says... 8 years ago

awesome cake. Those animals are so adorable!

Lorilei Says... 7 years ago

This is so precious! I'm really looking forward to learning about fondant so I can do neat stuff like this. Excellent job!

dolfin Says... 7 years ago

So cute from all sides, love it

twinsline7 Says... 7 years ago

they are adorable!!

kakeladi Says... 7 years ago

Would you look at those *cute* anamils?

krystalp Says... 7 years ago

I love this!!! Way too cute!

crgsnbrown Says... 7 years ago

such an adorable cake, and I love your writing!

grannys3angels Says... 7 years ago

This cake is just so sweet & cute....your fondant animals are adorable, what a wonderful job you did on them!

ladyonzlake Says... 7 years ago

You're animals are darling!

kcat3740 Says... 7 years ago

I love your animals!!!!!

cindww Says... 8 years ago

its wonderful!! great job on the animals..

SweetTater Says... 8 years ago

Those are the cutest animals! Did you look at a picture of animals or cartoon characters?

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the great feedback. They were truly a gas to make. I did a search on "zoo" here on CC and looked at other cakes with animals. I didn't take notes or print anything out, I just sort of filed the info in my brain and then went downstairs and "went for it". I am so happy I resisted the urge to add smiles to all of them; I think they show more character w/just the eyes. (Well, actually you can see I pressed in a smile on the monkey but I thought he needed a face.)

AmyKay Says... 8 years ago

So cute! I love the animals!

windoverm Says... 8 years ago

so cute- excellent job withe fondant!!

sarzoemom Says... 8 years ago

That is just adorable! I love the expressions on their faces. Reminds me of Wallace and Kromit characters. Very well done.

MavericksMommy Says... 8 years ago

Very cute! I like how all the other animals are looking at the panda bear as if to say, what's the matter with you, why aren't you dry yet???

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

LOL! That is a hilarious comment about the panda :lol:. They are saying "why did your belly get so saggy? You were supposed to be round like us!" Thanks for the comments, you made my day!

Twins5485 Says... 8 years ago

Wow! You did a amazing job !!! This is too cute to eat.

jelligirl Says... 8 years ago

WOW :o

tammiemarie Says... 8 years ago

great job! I love it!

MavericksMommy Says... 8 years ago

Great, even from "behind" the scene!

Danni Says... 8 years ago

very, very cute

jelligirl Says... 8 years ago

awsome

kellykake Says... 8 years ago

way too cute!! your hard work was well worth it

rajinaren Says... 8 years ago

Very cute cake. I love the animals u make...and its very color full. Great work

SweetTater Says... 8 years ago

I bet your daughter loved her cake! Those are the cutest animals!

SidAna Says... 8 years ago

Really adorable

tracyanne Says... 8 years ago

So whimsical. I love it. Great Job!!

Viks Says... 8 years ago

Adorable!

amodeoandrea Says... 8 years ago

This is such a cool cake!!!

biviana Says... 8 years ago

how cute. I really loved the whole cake. What a great job. Sure your daughter loved it! ;-D

TheCakeSmith Says... 8 years ago

They are A-freaking-dorable! I am making animals for my sons cake and I just hope mine turn out half as good!

kuki Says... 8 years ago

so nice!!

PGray315 Says... 8 years ago

How cute!! and it sounds yummy to boot!

sgauta Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable, fantastic job!!!

CarolinaBelle Says... 8 years ago

That is so cute! Great job!

candy177 Says... 8 years ago

I LOVE this cake! It's sooooooo cute! Those animals are absolutely to die for and I love your letters (again!) - I'll have to try that - I never thought of rolling letters from fondant. :)

mullett Says... 8 years ago

love it!!!

tnuty Says... 8 years ago

Very cool!

Janette Says... 8 years ago

That is just too cute

cakesonoccasion Says... 8 years ago

I love the giraffe!

Blue0877 Says... 8 years ago

you're figures came out great...I am sure she loved this cake...my 2 year old daughter sure would!! Great job!!

cncgirl00 Says... 8 years ago

awesome cake. Those animals are so adorable!

kakeladi Says... 7 years ago

Would you look at those *cute* anamils?

krystalp Says... 7 years ago

I love this!!! Way too cute!

crgsnbrown Says... 7 years ago

such an adorable cake, and I love your writing!

Lorilei Says... 7 years ago

This is so precious! I'm really looking forward to learning about fondant so I can do neat stuff like this. Excellent job!

grannys3angels Says... 7 years ago

This cake is just so sweet & cute....your fondant animals are adorable, what a wonderful job you did on them!

dolfin Says... 7 years ago

So cute from all sides, love it

twinsline7 Says... 7 years ago

they are adorable!!

kcat3740 Says... 7 years ago

I love your animals!!!!!

ladyonzlake Says... 7 years ago

You're animals are darling!

maria892 Says... 7 years ago

you have 40 comments - don't need me to tell you that your ALL your work is just beautiful. you are very creative and talented.

aussienyankie Says... 7 years ago

WOW your animals are perfect...great job

Daisy1 Says... 7 years ago

What an amazing cake. The expressions are hiliarious.

nanny4 Says... 7 years ago

This is so cool! Great job!

knel Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely precious! The animals look wonderful!

CakesUnleashed Says... 7 years ago

Very creative! Your critters come to life!! I am thrilled you have shared your work with us! What an incredible inspiration you are to me!!

OCakes Says... 7 years ago

beyond awesome!! I'm going to attempt similar items next week & wish you could help me! =)

cakenut516 Says... 7 years ago

Great figures. I agree that Wilton fondant is much sturdier. FYI - Satin Ice brand tastes better, but it's way too soft for modelling.


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