For this adorable homemade raccoon birthday cake I used the Wilton 3D bear pan and did some carving once it cooled completely. It’s best to use pound cake when making this cake. The carving aspects involved the following:
1) Shave the ears and cheeks to bring them to a point or triangle shaped (save these pieces b/c they can be used to extend the nose).
2) Cut off the tip of the feet & use them to shape/fill-out the legs and feet so it looks like he is sitting.
3) The tree stump is just round stacked cakes, cut the tops off so they are level and use the scrapes to make the tail.
The “bark” on the stump was done by running the spatula up & done the iced cake. The “hair” on the raccoon was done using the grass tip and the arm & leg portions were outlined in black. I used fishing line for the whiskers. When he was finally complete he was so cute I had to give him a name; I came up w/ Ricky.
I made this Reptile Birthday Cake Idea for my son's 9th birthday. I wanted to do something different this year so I came up this a reptile themed party. The bottom cake is a 2 layer vanilla cake with guava filling and vanilla icing. The 2nd to last is my favorite signature 3 layer Dominican cake, with pineapple filling and vanilla lemon icing. The 2nd cake is a 2 layer chocolate heaven cake, it has everything any chocolate lover would like on their cake! I filled it with a coconut-pecan filling and chocolate icing. And last but not least, the top cake is a 2 layer chocolate and yellow cake with chocolate filling and icing.
I finished it off by putting marshmallow fondant on the whole cake. Some of the props are made by me and some are not. And all the cakes, icing, filling and even fondant were made from scratch! This is my very 1st real party cake and I am so happy it came out just like my son wanted it to be!