A Pig Birthday Cake

I have awanted to make a pig cake for years now, mainly as they are just so cute, but also pretty simple to make. I used a bowl to bake a chocolate chip sponge, before covering it with vanilla buttercream.

Naked bowl cake

I covered it with the pink sugarpaste, and the board with chocolate glace icing as the mud.

Pink bowl

The trotters and snout were just shaped balls of sugarpaste, with a little sausage rolled up for the tail.

Pig cake

At this point I was confused as to why it did not look cute, or particuarly pig like, before remembering that aside from needing eyes, it also needed ears!

Pig cake

The pig needed to be a bit muddy as well, so had some blobs of glace icing added to his trotters and arround his sides. And hey presto, he was cute!

Cute pig cake

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