This giraffe cake was made for my granddaughter on her 6th birthday. It was made using the wonderful cake decorating book by Lindy Smith. What an inspiration this cake decorator is!
Using sugarpaste to cover the board I used diluted paste colours to paint the board using creams through to golden brown. I made the head and body from two shaped cakes split with jam and filled buttercream. Covered them in a cream coloured sugarpaste and added the various bits and pieces, ears, legs, tail etc.
The markings on the body were made by using a darker (than the body colour) sugarpaste and then painted with a brown paste colour. A fun cake to make and enjoyed by my granddaughter!
I made this giraffe cake for my daughter. The cake is gluten free and lactose free and Melman was created using a Rice Krispie base, coat hanger for his neck and lollipop sticks to reinforce his legs. His feet are pecans. I molded his body first and allowed it to dry and then created his eyes and shaped his teeth and tongue. I used embroidery thread for his eye lashes and the tip on his tail.
When I was incorporating the color into the fondant, I found a bit of vegetable shortening on my hands first made it easier to work with fondant and I got less color streaks. Melman's 'spots' were added last and attached with tinted royal icing.
I baked this giraffe cake for my daughter's 8th birthday. She was in love with giraffes. First I scanned her invitation that had a giraffe on it. I then blew it up on my greetings program.
I made two 9 X 13 cakes. Put them side by side. I put the giraffe template on top of the cake and cut around it. Freeze the cake, it makes cutting it easier. I frosted with frosting from grocery store. For the spots I got fondant. Put them in balls and rolled the little balls out. That made the variety of spot sizes.
This was a fairly easy cake to make compared to my past entries.
This Giraffe Birthday Cake was made for my cousin's daughter Maya for her 3rd birthday. I used a small ball pan for the head and a pampered chef small batter bowl and small round for the body. The legs were made with two small pampered chef prep bowls cut to size. I used skewers to hold the cakes together.
The snout, tummy, and hooves were covered with marshmallow fondant. Button candies for the nostrils and small chocolate covered peanuts for the eyes. The horns, ears, and roses were also made with MMF.
We decided for my son's second birthday to have a Jungle Theme. I found the Wilton Animal crackers pan which takes one regular store bought cake mix for this lion cake.
Once the Giraffe cake was cooked I covered with bright yellow icing and star tipped the entire thing with yellow and brown. To make the spots I used a soda cap prior to star tipping to mark out where I wanted the spots to be. This did take some time but he liked it so it was all worth it!
This is a homemade giraffe baby shower cake for a baby shower. I used 9-in round for the bottom tier, and 6-in round for the top tier. The bottom tier is yellow colored fondant, I made the green and brown colors from the left over yellow. The top tier is white fondant with brown giraffe print. The topper was made from fondant and I used dowels to support the neck. The grass tip was used to make the hair.