I made this Homemade Baby Lion Cake for a friend’s baby shower. I used vanilla sponge for the layers alternating with rice krispie treat layers. I used a 1″ PVC pipe as my center support, threaded into a floor flange that is bolted to the base. I used vanilla buttercream as the filling and the crumb coat. Fondant covered the cake and the mane. The mane is made of individual pieces of fondant cut into various sizes and shapes. Then they are just water glued on the head.