Cutest Homemade Giraffe Cake

My son’s favourite giraffe that never leaves his side (TY Pluffies Tip Top Giraffe) cake that I made for his third birthday.

Materials: 1 10″ cake pan, 1 Betty Crocker cake mix, 1 jar white icing Betty Crocker, 1 pkg. Wilton white rolled fondant, Wilton frosting tip # 233, chocolate sprinkles, Wilton gel food colors leaf green, buttercup yellow, black, & brown, star shaped cookie cutter, Wilton alphabet cutouts, toothpicks, wax paper, powdered sugar.

Bake the cake and set aside. I took a picture of his giraffe and printed it out in black & white and traced it on to wax paper. Colored the fondant and rolled it out then cut out the giraffe , stars, & name. Iced the cake then laid the giraffe on. Using the #233 frosting tip I made “grass” around the cake and then threw some chocolate sprinkles on the sides ( to cover my not so great icing job). Laid one star down, put the toothpick in the middle, brushed a little water on to glue down the top star. Then brushed the back of each letter with water to glue down on each star. It was a hit.

I am totally a novice at cake making but each time it gets a little easier and its fun!

4 thoughts on “Cutest Homemade Giraffe Cake”

  1. This is my favorite toy and I’m turning 19 in less than a month. cutest thing ever. my boyfriend got me tiptop. he never leaves my side either, at least when I’m at home!

  2. This darn toy giraffe is the exact reason I had to search for giraffe cakes! My daughter turns 1 in June, and Pink Giraffe (as TipTop Pink Giraffe is so aptly named) is going to be the theme, naturally. Nice to see how you did it, looks easy enough!

  3. We also have the same giraffe, his name is Bob. I’m going to make this for her birthday next month. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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