Coolest Fox Cake

I was asked by a customer to make a homemade Fox cake for her husband, looked on the net and as you can imagine, they are quite scarce. So, I took the bull by the horns and decided to carve one using a drawing of a fox that I found on the net.

The Fox was all curled up asleep and looked so sweet. I thought it would be easier to transport this way too, rather than sitting on haunches. I made the cake from quite a dense chocolate sponge and buttercream and covered it in white fondant icing. I then textured it with a knife.

I’m very fortunate, because my father-in-law bought me an air brusher, this has been really useful, but especially in this case, I don’t think it would have looked as effective without it. I added the ears in fondant icing too, then sprayed away and voila! I was pretty pleased with myself, as I had been having panic attacks over it.

14 thoughts on “Coolest Fox Cake”

  1. Thanks Rhiannon. To be honest, it was one of the easiest cakes I’ve done. I was in such a flap about doing it, was my first real attempt at carving anything, but I couldn’t believe how simple it was. The airbrusher contributed a lot to the over-all look, I really think that it wouldn’t have had anywhere near the same effect if I had just tried to colour the icing in the normal way.

  2. Holy cow that cake is wonderful. It’s Art, I’d say! ART! Anyway if you made that for me I wouldn’t be able to eat it, it’s so real!

  3. my comment title lied.
    wat i meant was, “DOUBLE WHOA.” omigod how the heck did u make that? its so realistic and Ive never seen a fox cake b4! but i do luv foxes. wow great idea i wish i could make it!

  4. My favourite animal is the fox and it’s very rare that ANYBODY does ANYTHING out of a fox. You can’t just walk in a shop and see fox stationary. So I was looking around this site, and I pressed ANIMAL and I thought just as a joke that I would look for a fox and I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT! I SAW IT! And it’s darn accurate too…maybe you could do one of a vixen and her kit?

  5. Wow! It looks like it’s been made out of a roast chicken :D Seriously that air brusher must be magical. Great job, I’d be really proud if i did that!

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