My daughter wanted a Hamster cake to go along with her Littlest Pet Shop Party theme. She also wanted the hamster to resemble our own beloved pet hamster.
I left the cake in the cake pan to create the illusion of a cage. I created the hamster by covering a Twinkie with homemade marshmallow fondant. The wheel was crafted by inserting thin wire into Twizzler's and creating two circles. I then cut shorter pieces of Twizzler's and inserted toothpicks through them so they would stick to each side of the circles creating spokes for the wheel.
The little house was formed by stacking 6 Twinkies and covering them with fondant. I also created the food dish, carrots and food nuggets with fondant. The litter was crushed ice cream cones sprinkled over the cake (which was frosted with buttercream frosting).
Last but not least, I rolled tiny little pieces of black fondant to create the poo corners - realism at its best! Believe it or not, all the girls wanted to eat a piece of cake from the poo corner. They thought it was hilarious. This Hamster Littlest Pet Shop Cake was actually a pretty easy cake to create and loads of fun, too.
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My children have 4 gerbils so we had to have a gerbil cake. The cake is a normal round chocolate cake, iced in purple and chocolate. The 4 gerbils are each made of a small chocolate sponge roll (unwrapped!). I used a knife to shape the gerbils' bottoms and cut a further roll into pieces to make pointed heads. I used icing to stick the heads to the bodies then iced each gerbil in a different shade of brown (to match our gerbils) and used a fork to roughen up the icing to look like fur. I added ears and tail made of ready made icing and little chocolate drops as eyes.
The gerbils love playing inside cardboard tubes so I made a tube of chocolate. To do this I wrapped non-stick parchment paper around a cardboard tube and brushed on layers of melted chocolate. I put this in the refrigerator to harden then gently removed the cardboard from inside. This was fiddly, but it did save me making so many gerbils - as I put a head of one colour at one end of the tube and the bottom and tail of a different coloured gerbil at the other end!
My daughter really wanted to have a hamster birthday cake, I decided to do cupcakes. The body of the hamster uses a regular sized cupcake and the face is a miniature-sized cupcake layed on its side.
I used a colored miniature marshmallow for its nose and a pink marshmallow cut on the diagonal to make his ears. When placing the mini cupcake and marshmallows I piped a small amount of icing on to help make it stay in position.
After putting all the pieces together I iced the whole cupcake with the star tip to make it look like hair, icing just around the ears and leaving a tiny bit of the pink marshmallow showing. The body was iced using 2/3 vanilla and 1/3 chocolate frosting in the decorator bag to make it look like her hamster.
I then added mini choc chips for the eyes and the tip of the nose. I piped on whiskers around the nose.
These were actually very simple and quick to make up. My daughter loved them and so did her friends.
I made this Hamster Cake for my son's 5th birthday party. He got a hamster like Roly Poly in the Kipper show on PBS Sprout. I used a loaf pan, two small heart shaped springform pans and one half of a ball pan. I used one half for the head and then cut the other in half to make the back legs. I used the half ball cake, the dome, to create a higher back. I carved it a bit to give it a shape. I crumb-coated with white icing and then used the grass tip to crate fur in white and orange-brown that I mixed up.
I colored fondant to make the feet, tail and ears. To shape the feet, I used a holly leaf cookie cutter. The eyes are just black M&M's. The cake took about an hour to ice.