This is a simple Victoria sandwich with butter cream and jam filling then covered with white fondant icing. Iggle piggle is made from coloured fondant icing.
To make the blanket I rolled out a square of red fondant icing and wrapped a thin sausage of blue fondant around the edge then used a small stick to push the blue in to the red to give the stitched look. I then sandwiched the two colours between greaseproof paper and rolled with a rolling pin so the stitching looked more realistic.
The eyes and mouth are cut from licorice logs and like the 4 red bits on the head. I embedded them into the fondant. I put a ring of white fondant on the cake board before putting the cake on it and then used the purple icing to write the name and pipe round the base as well as a scattering of blue flowers around the edge and across the top where Iggle Piggle sits, to give it a slightly more girly edge.
I made this Iggle Piggle cake for my daughter's first birthday. She loves In the Night Garden and immediately knew who it was when she saw her cake on her birthday.
I made a Victoria sponge for the cake and froze it. When it was semi frozen I cut it in half to put jam and butter cream in. This is the easiest way to cut a cake without it breaking up and was a tip I read on here.
I used fondant icing to cover the cake and board and cut the flowers out of fondant too with a little bit of piping.
It was pretty tricky getting the colour right for Iggle Piggle and I'm not sure I got it quite right. I basically made the head, legs and body by rolling balls of fondant and shaping them then stuck them together with a little water til it hardened.
This is quite an east cake to make and you could add any of the characters to sit round the cake.
I made this Iggle Piggle cake for my child's 1st birthday. The ones in the shops were too small for the amount of guests I had coming to his party. I decided to make one! Iggle Piggle is from 'In the night garden', a popular children's programme in the UK.
The cake was a butter cake mix(2 layers) with a strawberry jam filling. I used a rectangular tin(A4 size). I then covered it in icing (ready to roll).
to make Iggle Piggle I copied a picture from my child's magazine, I enlarged it then I transferred it to baking paper. I then used that as a template for the icing. For his blanket I used the same icing again, coloured it with red colouring. I made a A5 size then draped it over the edge to make it look like his blanket.
I made this Iggle Piggle cake for my son's 1st birthday. I photocopied and enlarged a picture of Iggle Piggle. Then I cut it out and placed it on a slab of sponge. I traced around the picture with a knife to cut out the cake in the shape of Iggle Piggle.
The icing is butter icing (also known as Vienna cream - butter, icing sugar and a little milk) which I coloured blue and red and applied to Iggle Piggle with a knife. I used black icing gel (from the supermarket) to outline and draw his nose and mouth. His eyes are white chocolate drops with black icing gel in the middle.
It is my third cake I have decorated and it took about 2 hours to do, but was definitely worth it as my little boy loved it!
I decided to make this Iggle Piggle cake for my son's first birthday as he loves watching In the Night Garden.
I used a basic sponge slab and traced around a picture of Iggle Piggle with a knife to make the cake an Iggle Piggle shape. I used butter icing (butter, icing sugar and a little milk) for the frosting and divided it to colour just over half of it blue (for his body) and the rest red for his blanket and hair. I just used a knife to apply to icing.
White chocolate drops were used for the eyes, and black icing gel (bought from the supermarket) were used for the outlining and the mouth, nose and pupils.
It is only the third cake I have decorated but everyone loved it.