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Coolest Giraffe Birthday Cake 34

by Debbie
(Saint Charles, MO)

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

This giraffe birthday cake is the second cake I have done for my boss's daughter who is 17 this year. Last year she wanted Hello Kitty. This cake was made using the Wilton One (1) shaped pan. I used one white box cake mix and the Wilton butter cream icing recipe tinted with buttercup yellow and a little brown to achieve the mustard color. I slightly carved the "face" part just to make it a little more defined.

After that it was just adding the brown spots which I piped in and smoothed with my finger. I used the Wilton grass tip (pulling it slightly) to do the mane although I think a pulled star tip would have worked as well. The ears are made of melted chocolate using an oval cookie cutter as a mold and then just pushing it into the top of the cake when hard.

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Coolest Giraffe Birthday Cake 31

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

The inside of the Giraffe Birthday Cake was like a giraffe's skin colouring when the cake was cut. She then covered the cake with ready to roll white icing and painted green leaves on it so that when the giraffe's (Geoffrey apparently) head was placed on the cake, it would look as he was looking through the tree tops.

The giraffe was crafted out of yellow marzipan based on an ornament which was one of Lara’s presents to be and then painted with food colouring. My wife had trouble finding the correct shade of brown but after a quick scout on the web, she used diluted coffee powder. Her first try was a pair of red high heels shoes for our other granddaughter’s 18th. If she makes anymore cakes, I’ll post them too. I’m personally expecting something special next birthday!

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Coolest Ninja Riding a Giraffe Cake 27

by Andrea
(Grizzly Flats, Ca)

Homemade Ninja Riding a Giraffe Cake

Homemade Ninja Riding a Giraffe Cake

I have two sons with birthday's only 9 days apart. One really likes ninja's and the other giraffes, so they asked me to make them a cake with a ninja riding on a giraffe.

I started this Ninja Riding a Giraffe Cake with just a plain 13x9 pan, then iced it and added blue fondant. I printed out a free picture of a giraffe I found on line, rolled out some yellow fondant and traced the design using a toothpick. After I cut it out I painted the spots on using cake colors and a paintbrush.

My son made the clouds and sun, and my daughter helped "glue" it on with water. The ninja was really easy and fun to make. It felt a lot like playing with playdough!

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Coolest Giraffe Birthday Cake 32

by Robert A.
(East Brunswick N.J.)

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake
Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake
Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake
Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Giraffe Birthday Cake for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday party. The skeleton of the cake was a PVC pipe that I used to support the neck and head. The body is made of vanilla sponge cake with a Bavarian creme filling, with a vanilla buttercreme crumb coat and covered in an ivory fondant/modeling chocolate mixture.(I used that mixture because it holds up better on larger cakes).

The neck and head is rice krispie treats molded to the shape I needed and covered with the fondant mixture. The spots are chocolate fondant formed by hand to various shapes and sizes. The tail, mane, ears, and antlers are made from fondant and glued on in place.

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Amazing Cake
by: Debbie Susinnon

I actually saw this cake in person at the birthday party. Amazing if you didn't no it was a cake u thought it was a very large statue on a table. The details were unbelievable and very impressive...can't wait to see the next centerpiece...

THUMBSUP
by: TOMMY SR

He makes cake decorating an ART

wow
by: linda

this cake looks brill, bet they loved it when they saw it i think i would have been really emotional if it would have been for me.
well done

WOW
by: monica

Iam wowed, this cake is truly a work of art!

thank you
by: Anonymous

thank you for all the comments, im a finalist for cake of the month . go vote for me. thank you all again very much.

support
by: Jacki

Awesome work!!!! Could you please share with me what you used at the top of the pipe to support the protruding part of the giraffes head. I am making something similar next week. Thanks in advance!!

I'd like to attempt this
by: Anonymous

If you or someone please help me find or acquire step by step instructions on how to make this. My 4 year old would love this for her up coming birthday!

amazing!!!
by: Anonymous

couldnt believe this was made out of a kitchen!!! so awesome, wish i had those skills!! bravo

how much to make
by: JEN

how much would you charge for this cake? how much time is needed?

Size?
by: Sara

That's an awesome cake! Can you tell me what the dimension of the stand are?

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Coolest Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake 28

by Rochelle
(West Palm Beach, FL, USA)

Homemade Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake

Homemade Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake

I made this Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake for a friend. I started with the invitation, and then printed it larger on my home printer (it took 2 8 X 11 sheets of paper). I then cut out the template. I baked 4 9.5 x 13 French vanilla cakes, and filled with vanilla butter cream (I had two cakes on the bottom, side-by-side, and two on the top).

Then I traced and cut out the shape. Using the invitation again for the colors, I just decorated the cake to match. I used two brown M&M's on their sides for the eyes. Everyone just loved the theme and the cake.

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