I made this baby animal cake for my daughter Emily’s Christening. I didn’t feel like the more formal, more traditional types of Christening cakes.  I just love the zebra skin on pink look, so I combined it all to make the most adorable, fondant baby animal cake. The cake itself was a moist, 22cm chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate butter cream icing.  Everybody just loved the look of it and the taste! A lady friend who was at the Christening, had her birthday on the same day, and taking off the animals and the name, it doubled as a funky, girly  birthday cake for her. So it all worked out perfectly, we had lots of great celebrations with one cake.

I think this will also make a very cute 1st birthday cake! And of course, the baby pink zebra print, can be replaced by baby blue zebra print for a boy!