How Do I Make A Hawaiian Roasted Pig?

Decorating By Tanis26 Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm by j-pal

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Tanis26 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 10:15pm
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I've seen some great pig cakes and I want to try it out. Any Ideas on where to begin?? I need to make a Hawaiian themed roasted pig for a bday. Thanks

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ceshell Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 7:21am
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Hi and welcome to CC! Do you mean that you saw the pig cakes here in the gallery? I just tried to look, but apparently the search engine is not working at this moment icon_cry.gif (that happens sometimes.) Until you can get it to work, you can go to the Theme Cakes / 3D Cakes | Animal gallery and at least thumb thru the pics (84 pages, that will take forever, I know)...and check the photo description and comments too, to see if the decorator happened to post any info with regard to what size/shape cakes were used to carve a pig cake. The PM feature will allow you to "Private Message" the decorator to ask that specific person if s/he is willing to offer any help...that can be useful if people don't happen to see your post.

**Please excuse me if you already know this, but I noticed this was your first post icon_smile.gif**

Here's a boar in the classic "kula pig" pose, she includes info about how she carved it

Also, since you are doing a roasted pig, you might want to check out the instructions for the basted turkey cake, it has tips on how to get the "roasted" look on your icing thumbs_up.gif

Here is a thread that might help you out (roasted pig w/star tip)

My other suggestion with regard to "where to begin" is to start with a nice, dense cake recipe which will be suitable for carving. You can find lots of threads here discussing best recipes for carving, but this recipe pops up from time to time:

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kjt Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 7:27am
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No help on the pig, but I just wanted to say welcome, and see the tiny warning at the top left corner of the home page? Please take it very seriously icon_wink.gif

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Tanis26 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:14pm
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Thank you very much for your help. I love this site and yes I already am addicted...but never used the forum before. Thanks again!

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j-pal Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm
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Here's one I did. Sometimes it's hard to "see" it in your head as you're carving... when it was finished it looked like a pig from some angles, and it looked like a hippo from others! If I were to do another one, I'd change up the proportions of the body. Good luck!

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