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Coolest Peppa Pig Cake 17

by Elena
(Carmarthenshire, Wales)

Homemade Peppa Pig Cake

Homemade Peppa Pig Cake

I made this Peppa Pig Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday because she loves Peppa Pig. I drew a template for the cake and traced the component parts onto grease proof paper, the cake is made up of three main separate parts crown, head and body.

I baked 2 20 inch round sponges, I removed them from the tin before they cooled and placed them upside down on the cooling rack, this helped to compress the risen middle to make it a more even cake. I then wrapped them in foil and froze both sponges overnight, this makes cutting the cake a lot easier and you get a much cleaner cut.

I removed the cakes from the freezer and pinned the templates onto the cake, and cut around the templates. I then used fondant icing to ice the the cakes. I used white for the crown and a pale pink for the the head (I brushed the cakes with melted jam to help the icing to stick to the cakes). I then assembled the 3 parts of the cake together on the cake board using a thick icing sugar paste to "glue" the cakes to the board. I then made the eyes, mouth and cheek using fondant icing. I then used long lengths of rolled icing to edge the cake. I used jelly diamonds to decorate the crown and cut out star shapes to decorate the dress.

I used pale pink icing for the arms and legs and dark pink for the shoes and magic wand. I used a star shaped cutter for the wand. I used white luster powder on the dress and crown and pink luster powder on the stars. I also cut white and pink stars to decorate the board. The wings were made out of rice paper dusted with white luster powder and pushed into a slit I'd cut into the cake with a knife after icing. I used sugar letters as the greeting.

Finally I used writing icing to embellish the crown, the wings and the star on the wand. And placed a jelly diamond onto the wand. It was hard work getting this cake done but was worth it because my little girl was delighted and I had so many lovely comments. Good luck and have fun.

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by: donna

wow this is by far the best homemade Peppa I've seen on here. I'm making a princess Peppa for my daughter's 4th next week, and am going to follow your way. Many Thanks.

by: Anonymous

Ca you freeze the cake after it's iced??

Brilliant Cake
by: Anonymous

i am thinking of copying your cake for my daughters 4th birthday, what size cake board did you use? i have a 12" one but it doesn't look big enough.

Just making this cake ...
by: Nikki

Loved your cake so much I am making for my daughters 2nd Bday, doing a trial run this weekend and for real next wknd. So far do good, will hope it looks as good as yours does. Either way i am enjoying making it !

excellent cake
by: sue w

i was looking for a princess peppa for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday on valentines day this has come out perfect thank you for your idea.

Thanks for the plan
by: Ceri99

An amazing cake idea, I followed the plan and it has turned out really well for my daughters 3rd birthday! It was a really good tip about freezing the cake ahead of cutting and one I will use again!

by: Anonymous

I was just wondering if it was a 20cm cake round you used and where you got your template from?
Going to attempt this as your cake looks fab and you've made it sound slighty more achievable!
Many thanks!

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