Great Pig-Shaped Birthday Cake Ideas
We got our birthday cake ideas from this site. First we baked three 9 x 13 cakes and froze each of them individually. We then took each one out. After frosting two of them and stacking all three together, we put them back in the freezer for a few hours. We took the cake out of the freezer and began to carve the body of the pig. Leftover cake pieces made the legs, hips and ears. We frosted it pink and used a darker pink for the hooves and made a grey for the spots. In order to poke holes in her nose, we used a straw!
Cake For a Pig-Lover
My friend Bekah has a mild obsession with pigs. She has collected many in her lifetime. According to my calendar it was National Pig Day (March 1). It definitely called for a pig cake! I used Strawberry cake mix and whipped vanilla frosting with a few drops of red food coloring. For the body, I used a large round cake pan (10 inch). Then I used a smaller round cake pan for the head. The snout is a cupcake with the top cut off. I cut triangles and legs with the remaining cake from the smaller circle.
For the eyes I used black jelly beans. The nostrils and hooves, I made of Good & Plenty candies. You just remove coating from the outside so it is just the black licorice!
My birthday cakes ideas was a hit and enjoyed by all! Have fun
Happy Pig Cake
I made this pig cake for my sister-in-law’s birthday. When I volunteered to make the cake I knew it had to be a pig (her favorite). I didn’t find any birthday cake ideas that I thought I could do so my son and I drew this up on paper first. We thought it was sure to be a hit.
I used two boxed chocolate cake mixes. I baked one cake in a 9×13 pan and the other cake split up into the pig pieces, two metal bowls, three cupcakes and a small loaf pan. The head was the smaller of the bowls, which I filled about half full. The slightly bigger bowl I filled only about a quarter or less. (I can’t even guess at how long each piece took to cook I just checked them often with a toothpick.)
Building The Pig Cake
I froze the small loaf and the cupcakes overnight because these were the pieces I was going to cut up a lot and I didn’t want them to crumble. For the frosting, I used one prepackaged whipped chocolate frosting for the “mud puddle” and one white package of frosting that was easily colored pink. I first frosted the 9 x 13 cake, saving some frosting for mud detail later. While the frosting was still fresh I placed my bowl cakes on top to stick them in place. I trimmed the back of the head at an angle so his head looked like it was coming up out of the mud. I trimmed the back of the tummy just a bit so it would sit flat. Because I hadn’t cut the ears yet I had to guess about how big they would be to allow room when placing the head.
Pink Frosting For Days
I frosted the head and body pink, then cut the top off a cupcake, placed the stump upside down where I needed it and frosted it while it was still frozen. I then cut the ears, placed them and frosted them while they were still frozen also. The eyes were light colored lifesavers. Using chocolate chips, I added the snout, mouth and the center part of the eyes.
I cut the top of the small loaf off and then cut it into four pieces. I placed them to look like legs and frosted them pink, leaving the hoof bare. The tail was a stack of frosted Nilla Wafers. The top one I micro waved for 20 seconds and cut out the middle and the side and trimmed a side down a bit. (Nilla Waffers go hard again really fast). After microwaving it for another 20 seconds, I was able to bend it upward a bit. I placed it on the stack and frosted it.
I filled a bag with the left over chocolate frosting and with a small tip drew waves in the mud like it was moving away from the pig and put a little between the pink on the legs and the hoof. My son wanted it to have a belly button so we added a chocolate chip as a finishing touch.
Seeing as we like to come up with our own birthday cake ideas, we think it was a great success!
Rib Cook Off
Every year my best friend and I host a rib cook-off. After taking a cake decorating class at my local community college (and finding inspiration for birthday cake ideas on the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes) I decided to try sculpting a cake to match our BBQ theme.
The cake was three layers of strawberry cake baked in a 9×13 dish. I split and filled each layer with strawberry flavored icing. I used Frosting Pride tinted pink for both the filling and outer icing. As I split and stacked the layers I froze them for 2-3 days to make sculpting easier. What really made this cake was serving it on a cutting board with a marzipan apple in its mouth. Because this was for a rib cook-off we sliced the cake like the ribs of the pig.
Birthday cake idea by Celina N, Victoria, TX
Here’s piggy piggy… these were made using a jumbo and small marshmallow I cut in half. I used half a jumbo for a snout. The ears were the smaller marshmallows also cut up.
After assembling the structure I used the spray food color to make everything including my table pink. I then took black food color and made eyes, nostrils and small mouth.
Thanks for all the great birthday cake ideas on this site!
Birthday cake idea by Maria B., E. Meadow, NY
I had a 40th surprise luau party for my husband. Everyone wanted me to have an actual roasted pig but I couldn’t so my next best birthday cake ideas was to make a roasted pig cake. You have to be a little artistic but it can be done. I baked 2 cakes in the lasagna pans (for the body) then a 7″ round cake (for the neck), a dome cake for the head, and a cup cake for the nose. You can either bake 4 small square cakes using the loaf pans or cheat and buy 4 small pound cakes for the feet and legs.
Always trim the top of the cakes so they have a flat surface- except for the body. If the cake has a hump in the middle, it will become the pigs back. If not – use the shaved off pieces from the other cakes and build a hump for the rounded back. Now you are ready to put together your birthday cake.
Making The Roasted Pig Cake
Body, neck and head: The 2 lasagna pan cakes are the body. Then I attached the round cake on it’s side to the front dome cake in front of that – also on its side (shave off a piece so the round cake and dome cakes can sit flat) save the shaved off pieces. The round and dome cakes should be cut enough that they are only slightly higher then the body. You will have spaces between these parts. That’s where you fill in with the discarded pieces.
Feet and shoulder: Cut the pound cakes in two halves- 1 part being about 1/4 of the pound cake (the shoulder) the other being 3/4 of the pound cake (the foot). The 3/4 piece shave off1/4 to 1/2″ from the long side to the short side – rounding it off on the short side. This makes the hoof or foot. Again save the cut off pieces to fill in. The 1/4 in piece round off and place on top of the foot for the shoulder. Again fill in with extra pieces. I used vanilla frosting as “Spackle to glue the pieces to each other.
Time To Frost!
Then I frosted the whole cake. You will need 5-6 cake mixes and 4-5 frosting cans. For the nose I stuck a cupcake with a wooden skewer into the front of the pigs head and through the neck to keep it secure. The nose may tip downward – but take a piece of extra cake (left over) and place it beneath the nose and frost it red for the apple. Once the frosting was on I used a hot cup of water and paper towel and smoothed out the frosting. It makes it look cooked and wrinkled. Let it dry.
Pig Cake Details
I used 2 pieces of fondant for the ears- roll out a piece and cut into triangle. Cut 2 slits in the pigs head and insert the base of the triangle in. Let the tip fall forward creating the ear. For the tail – fondant chunk rolled in your hand till long. Insert into butt and twirl for a curly tail.
Airbrush on the flesh color first. Then the brown. At feet, nose, ears and back use black – like it was burnt. I found the food coloring used especially for air brushing at a sight called sugarcraft.com.
This took two days to make. One day for baking and cooling and another day for setting up the cake and putting it together and frost. The cake can easily serve 40 or so people. Hope these birthday cake ideas work for you!
Sweet Little Piggy Cake
This cake was for my daughters 5th birthday. She wanted a little piggy. I looked at this website for some birthday cake ideas and then came up with my own design. The body was made using a Wilton Sport Ball cake pan and the legs are four cupcakes. The cupcakes needed to be trimmed into a leg shape. I used pink fondant to shape the ears, snout, and tail.
Using pink buttercream frosting and a small star shaped tip, I covered the body.
I used white frosting for the eyes and outlined them with black. The mouth is made with bright pink frosting using a round tip. This was the first shaped cake I have ever made.
It was easy to make and my daughter was delighted.
Adorably Simple Cakes
Use a rectangle shaped cake of your favorite flavour and cover with butter icing. Stencil your picture onto the cake and fill in with appropriate colored icing. Add a few finishing touches and you’re done.
My daughter loves pigs and cows, and when I found the animal crackers pan from Wilton I had to have it. I used a box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and baked it according to the directions.
I tinted buttercream-icing pink, and used tip #16 to decorate. It took some time, but the end result was worth it. It tasted great, and my daughter loved having her own piggy.
Old MacDonald Had A Pig
I prepared a barn cake and piggie cupcakes for my son, Eli’s first birthday party. We had an ‘Old MacDonald” theme because we like to change the lyric to that song to “Eli-Eli-Oh” for him!
I created both cakes from one box of golden vanilla cake mix (I added an extra egg and a box of instant French vanilla pudding to the batter to make it more sturdy and moist). I baked one square cake and 12 cupcakes.
For the piggie cupcakes I used: 1 container whipped vanilla frosting tinted pink, marshmallow snipped in half for the snouts, blue M&M’s for the eyes, brown gel frosting for the snouts, and pink wafer cookies trimmed into triangles for the ears.
We enjoyed these treats after we had a BBQ lunch. We dressed Eli in overalls and a John Deere cap, but stripped him down to a diaper and a red bandana for the cake and ice cream!
Sweet Pig Cake
This Pig cake is quite simple. You will need two round cake pans (once the cakes are made, put the smaller on the larger). Then make another small cake – of which you cut out three circles – one for the nose and two for the feet. Also cut small pieces for ears. Frost with pink frosting and use chocolates for eyes and nostrils.
Three Little Pigs
Once I had the idea for the theme for the party, I traced a picture off of the wall border in our triplets’ bedroom. I then took it to a copy store and had them blow it up as large as I wanted the cake to be. I then made 3 cakes that were baked in 9×13 Pyrex pans. Once cooled I took the cakes out of the pans and placed them on top of a board that was covered with coordinating wrapping paper.
Once all 3 cakes were on, I placed the blown up drawing on top and began to cut all around the cake. Then the cake was cut to size and I put the extra pieces aside for people to nibble on. I then started to cut my template little by little, frosting everything color by color, like a paint by number. I used more frosting when I had variances in the height of the cakes. The black was actually shoe string licorice.
The party theme was 3 little piggies, for our triplets 1st birthday. Like in this case, I try to come up with my own birthday cake ideas.