Many forms of chocolate come together to form this Cute Hedgehog Cake Idea. A chocolate Hostess Snowball was covered in melted chocolate (double boiling method works best for this) to form the head, and cut down the sides to form a triangle nose. A single mini marshmallow was cut in half to create two beady little mallow eyes, and a freeze dried strawberry made the perfect nose.
Chocolate dipped circle cookies (any brand works) cut in fourths made the ears and the feet, and chocolate chips created the toes and tail of our hedgehog. A square shaped chocolate cake was cut to shape a round body, and was covered in chocolate icing.
The price for the supplies to make this cake was relatively cheap, costing a good bargain hunter only 10 dollars for the cake mix, icing, kisses, and cookies. It is a good idea to freeze the Snowball head after dipping it in chocolate so it is easy to work with and attach the eyes and ears. Also, allow the cake to cool completely before cutting and icing (sticking the cake in the fridge can speed this process.
The hedgehog 'spikes' are made with Hershey's chocolate kisses. This is a fun cake to make for any birthday, and it's almost too special to eat! We named our hedgehog friend Carl.
I saw this picture of a Hedgehog Cake in a recipe book in a book store and took a photo of the page with my mobile phone. I then set about trying to replicate it.
I baked two round cakes in pyrex bowls, one small and one large. I cut two triangular shapes off the smaller cake to make the hedgehog's pointed face. The larger cake formed his body. I iced the whole cake in chocolate butter icing and then started cutting about 18 Cadbury Flake chocolates into shards; these I then inserted into the hedgehog's body.
I made his eyes, nose, ears and feet out of plastic icing and used a toothpick to make lines on his face. For the grass, I pushed green plastic icing through a garlic press, which turned out really well.
I loved this cake, and so did Travis, my two year old. His twin brother, Jamie, wanted a Ladybird cake and you can view it on this site as well. I was very proud of the two cakes I made.
This is Harriet the hedgehog cake, she initially came from the Cadburys cook book.Anyhow, she is easier than she looks. I made a normal chocolate cake but made it in pudding basin rather than a tin. Then into the oven until the cooked. Turn out and let it cool completely before attacking the icing.
Cut vertically down the center of the cake and then use butter icing to stick the two larger semi circle ends together. Then cover the whole shape in butter cream icing, thus making the body of your hedgehog. The nose can either be made from just the icing , or use a sweet bread cut in the form of a snout as I did. Lastly pop in the chocolate buttons and you have a cute Harriet.
Bake a large chocolate sponge cake for the Hedgehog birthday cane and cut into thirds - place the side pieces onto the larger middle piece and cover the whole lot in butter icing with lots of melted chocolate stirred in.
Shape into hedgehog body shape with a little extra splodge for the nose. Then use Cadbury's chocolate fingers for the spikes, green laces for the grass and a raisin for the hedgehog's nose. Then draw some eyes to stick on.
This cake was really quick to make and also one of the cheapest I've made as there is little to it.