Awesome Pigs in Mud Kit Kat Barrel Cake

I’ve been seeing pigs in mud cakes all year, but this year was the local fair’s Year of the Pig, so what else could I submit? I was sure there’d be many similar ones, so I made the pigs extra special. I made a dad leaning against the side of the pool wearing sunglasses and reading a paper. The little pig on the raft was startled when he spilt some jelly onto his belly from his pb & j sandwich. Mom was just relaxing, and the other two piggies were diving.

The pigs were made using Wilton’s pink ready to roll fondant. I used Wilton fondant for all the extras. The barrel , of course, was made using Kit Kats. It cost a LOT of money using the Kit Kats because family members found my first batch, which weren’t hidden very well, and so I had to replace them all.

Normally I make my own chocolate frosting, but I really wanted the smooth silkiness of canned frosting.

Not only did I have the only pigs in mud cake at the fair, but I won the King Arthur ‘Best in Show’ ribbon and gift card!

 

 

 

Awesome Pigs in Mud Kit Kat Barrel Cake