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.
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!
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!
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.
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.