I made this Guinea Pig cake for my one of my best friends birthday! We both work at a pet store and love animals but she is absolutely crazy about guinea pigs and owns two of her own!
It was actually pretty easy to make once I came up with an idea of how to sculpt it. I did some sketches on paper to get a good idea of what I wanted it to look like. I used a regular sized loaf pan and baked a vanilla cake. After it cooled I just cut out a head and the rest of his body. I kind of angled the face downwards to look more realistic and gave him a fat little body.
After that I spread a thin layer of chocolate icing for a crumb layer and then covered him in brown fondant that I had rolled out. The fondant set was a "skin color" set that contained brown, tan, pink and black.
Next, I cut out different color blotches and put them on his back. I used tan fondant for his face and fur on top of his head and black fondant for his eyes. I made his little feet out of the pink fondant as well as his nose. For the final touch I used white gel icing for part of his eyes and wrote my friend's nickname "cavy b" on one of his colored spots!
It turned out cuter than I ever thought and everyone loved this little guinea pig cake! My friend never ended up eating him because he was too adorable to cut into!
I made this Guinea Pig Birthday Cake for my daughter's 9th birthday. I baked 2 x 9" square cake tins and baked two vanilla sponges with my 225g butter, 225g self raising flour, 225g caster sugar and 4 eggs splash of milk and vanilla essence cooked on gas mark 4 for 50 mins.
When they where cooled I cut one in half and pushed the other two together and cut in to the basic shape. I then used the other half to build up the back of the guinea pig. I sandwiched together with strawberry jam and then butter iced the whole cake leaving in the fridge over night.
Next day I mixed chesnut brown colouring to make the main colour and orange for the patches and rolled out and cut into random shapes changing them as I went along, made some pink icing for the nose and feet and stuck them on.
This was actually one of the quickest cakes I have made and one of the best so far. I know my daughter who is obsessed with guinea pigs is going to love it although im sure its way to cute.
I used two 9x13 cakes stacked, to make this Guinea Pig Cake, then just rounded out the edges and tapered the face a bit. I did my first coat of frosting (the crumb coat) with a really light frosting that I whipped up as much as I could to try to help prevent the cake from pulling up.
I let that sit overnight and then did the final coat the next day. I texturized with a fork on the body and used a tip for the white frosting. The ears where tootsie rolls, warmed in the microwave for like 12 seconds and then shaped. That's it, and it fed a lot of people!
This Guinea Pig Birthday Cake is a mocha cake with caramel inside, covered in buttercream icing and marshmallow fondant. The guinea pig "turds" are chocolate covered coffee beans. The grass is shredded coconut dyed with green food coloring. The whiskers are whole wheat spaghetti.