Saturday, 30 November 2013

Peppa Pig Cake


I was asked to make a Peppa Pig Cake for my friend's little boy who turned 2 last week. Peppa pig is his favourite and he had a Peppa Pig themed party. I've never made one of this before so I did a little research on the internet and decided to give it go. Luckily it turned out well and the birthday boy was extremely happy! He wanted a chocolate cake so I made my trusty Nigella Chocolate Cake which never fails. I baked the cakes on the first day, decorated on the second day (approximately 3 hours) and served it on the 3rd day. The cakes remained moist and delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I also made cake pops with the cut offs but those were less successful. 

 I enlarged and printed a picture of Peppa Pig that I found on the internet to use as my template 

 I made a double recipe and baked 1 round and 1 square cake 


 Using the picture as  a guide, I cut out the head 

 and the body 

 covered in chocolate buttercream and placed in the fridge to set 


 I used the pic as a guide to cover the board with fondant  

 I used blue fondant for the sky and green for the grass. I cut some cloud shapes using white fondant and rolled out 2 white circles for her eyes. The pupils are edible black icing as I didn't have any black fondant 

 The 'muddy puddle' is made of chocolate icing and I cut out the shape of the number 2 to place on her body 

 The finished product

 making cake pops 

 I forgot to shape the ears! oops!

 I decided to try out my new food coloring markers that I bought from America 

 However, it didn't work well on the cake pops so I ended up using writing icing for some of them 

 Not brilliant but it passes for a pig!  


Happy Birthday again H !

10 comments:

  1. Super cute and I love the way you've used the background as a cut out. It gives a fab 3D effect. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Dom! I'm really proud of my cake and so pleased that the birthday boy (and parents) liked it!

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  2. brilliant cake - just the sort of thing my 4 year old would love - I love the background too - looks exactly like peppa pig

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    1. I think all kids and probably grown ups would love this cake :)

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  3. I bet the bday boy loved it! thanks for the step by step pics....nice to know how!

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    1. He was so pleased!! It was not as difficult to make as I thought it would be.

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  4. Awesome cake! I'd love it for my birthday now...and I'm a little older than 2!

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    1. Ha ha I'd like it for my birthday too :)

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  5. It looks great, my niece would LOVE this! Thanks!

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