I made this Elephant Birthday Cake for my son's first birthday. We chose the elephant because it was a symbol of strength. He had endured a challenging first year of life (having to have open heart surgery), and the 'elephant' was one of his favourite toys in the hospital.
The cake was made from the Wilton teddy bear 3-D pan. I made some alterations (cut off the ears, added the trunk and formed the legs). The ears are made out of white card paper (bristle board). I iced them with white buttercream icing then outlined with the blue icing, and attached with skewers. The trunk is made from marshmallows (I placed them on a thick wire and inserted into cake). The top feet are marshmallows too.
I don't have a lot of experience with cake decorating, but was up for the challenge. It was so much fun, and I can't wait to make a different one!
I made this Elephant birthday cake for a little girl's 4th birthday. I was stumped when she said she wanted an elephant cake. I didn't want to use an elephant pan, but wanted to create my own! Also, I hate fondant, so I wanted to be able to use regular butter cream frosting. So, here it is! It turned out better than I imagined and was a bit hit.
I baked three round cakes, two white and 1 chocolate. I cooked them according to package directions. Then, I used one round for the elephant body, cut the head with trunk out of one of the other rounds, and the two legs out of the third round. I mixed up a homemade batch of butter cream and colored 80% pink and the other 20% purple. I decorated the entire cake with piping stars. The elephant eye is a white candy melt and raisin.
My daughter loves elephants and I was browsing online to find inspiration for a cake for her birthday party. I came across some photos on this site that inspired this adorable cake that we called "Ellie", we consider her as Horton's girlfriend.
She is made from an oval pan for her body, a small round for her head and a square cut up to make her feet and trunk. I used several pieces of gum drops cut up and fanned out to make the flower. Her ears were made from dyed white chocolate that I piped onto traces of ear shapes on wax paper and smoothed out. I peeled them off after they dried and added detail before adding to the homemade lady elephant cake. Sooo cute!
I made this cake for a 5-year-old girl's birthday party. It is made with strawberry flavored cake and is covered with butter cream frosting under a layer of fondant. The cake serves 36 people. I used double layer round 9" cakes for the base, and the body part of a doll dress cake pan for the elephant body, and two pieces of cake in half circles put together for the head. I stabilized the whole thing with straws for support. I used a pizza pan for the base and sprinkled edible pearls around the pan for extra effect. It took me about 3 hours to make from start to finish, and ended up a wrinkly, cute, little elephant girl. :)
At first my daughter wanted a "Happy Pink Captain Hook" cake - but that was NOT happening. We finally managed to settle for a pink Elephant Birthday Cake, made from two circle cakes, one for the body and the other for the legs, trunk and ears drawn freehand but inspired from the basic Google "elephant" cake search.
After that came covering everything with date spread (to make the fondant stick, and also because I needed to make it dairy-free and didn't want to use margarine) and covering it with fondant.