Awesome Homemade Guinea Pig Cake

I made this Guinea Pig cake for my one of my best friends birthday! We both work at a pet store and love animals but she is absolutely crazy about guinea pigs and owns two of her own!

It was actually pretty easy to make once I came up with an idea of how to sculpt it. I did some sketches on paper to get a good idea of what I wanted it to look like. I used a regular sized loaf pan and baked a vanilla cake. After it cooled I just cut out a head and the rest of his body. I kind of angled the face downwards to look more realistic and gave him a fat little body.

After that I spread a thin layer of chocolate icing for a crumb layer and then covered him in brown fondant that I had rolled out. The fondant set was a “skin color” set that contained brown, tan, pink and black.

Next, I cut out different color blotches and put them on his back. I used tan fondant for his face and fur on top of his head and black fondant for his eyes. I made his little feet out of the pink fondant as well as his nose. For the final touch I used white gel icing for part of his eyes and wrote my friend’s nickname “cavy b” on one of his colored spots!

It turned out cuter than I ever thought and everyone loved this little guinea pig cake! My friend never ended up eating him because he was too adorable to cut into!

51 thoughts on “Awesome Homemade Guinea Pig Cake”

  1. your cake turned out awesome, good job, i love fondant…but i completely agree with your friend not eating it, he’s just too adorable.

  2. wow! that looks amazing! I love guinea pigs, I think I am I am a big fan like your best friend! I want my mum to make me this cake for my birthday, and I am hoping to get two of my own! well, they are on the list! it would be great to find the exact recipe but i think you have made an absolutely brilliant job of that. I bet your friend was dead impressed.
    take care.
    x

  3. I don’t suppose you can make one for me as well! haha, only joking, I think you did a great job. well done. and yeah I totally agree with your friend not eating it! he is just too cute. Though I bet it would of taste gorgeous :)
    x

  4. I would love to eat that, it was well designed too. It must of taken you ages to make that, and also I love that colour on it as well and I love the detail. I want to grow up and also make cakes like that.

    Lots Of Love Naomi

  5. I am absolutely in love with Guinea pigs, (I have 2 boars and 3 girls haha) and I LOVE this cake! My 16th birthday is next month, and I’m demanding this cake of my mother.
    I love it!
    Great job!

  6. this is so adorable. I love love love guinea pigs. I have 2, and they are the best! I so want this cake but I’d also feel bad about eating it.

  7. I LOVE THE CAKE, I’M MAKING IT FOR THE CAKE WALK AT MY SCHOOL. I ALSO LOVE GUINEA PIGS THEY ARE MY 3 FAVORITE ANIMALS, I’M PLANING TO GET 2 OF MY OWN

  8. I have 2 female Guinea Pigs, Fanta & Mi-Mi, I love this cake it is so pretty, your friend is soo lucky to have you as a friend, Hope she liked it!

  9. thankyou to everyone who wrote these comments on my guinea pig cake!! It was so nice to read them all and thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it :)

  10. This is so fabulous. You have inspired me to try something similar for my young son (though it won’t be anywhere near as awesome!)

  11. Hi, I’m from the Netherlands and I have three guinea pigs. I must say: I love this cake! It’s so cute!! To cute to eat :)

  12. Dear Mai,
    You can totally make this cake for your son! I believe in you! Just don’t forget the ears like I did!
    Oops! :)

  13. wow this is a really great cake i might try to make one because i love guinea pigs i have 2 of my own but i might try to make a black one with a white marking like pepper one of mine

  14. Hello, I LOVE THAT CAKE!!!!
    It’s amazing!!! I have six of my own and were breeding. I’m going to try to make one for the new baby that is due next week.

  15. cool and sweet cake i want that to all my birthdays i have to guinea pigs but i will probably make it in black and white and brown instead

  16. oh my gosh i am totally making that cake for my bday!!! i love guinea pigs! I had one but he died on Friday the thirteenth so i am hoping to get another one soon. HOW DID YOU MAKE IT??? it rocks totally! all of my guinea pig loving friends would totally want to be your friend. YOUR CAKE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from, Julia

  17. I love this cake and I and I LOVE guinea pig I have two both female. But I want to know where the ears are? Did u even make the ears?

  18. This the best cake ever. Awesome! I love it. That is such a good idea for a guinea pig fan. I love guinea pigs and had two, but now only one. Bisous R.I.P.

  19. this is the best cake I’ve ever seen i would love it if you could make a cake with a duck ridding a sheep please try for me and send it to me on face book im Kaitlin Hepburn

  20. Absolutely outstanding it is so adorable I wish I had one because then I could show my GUINEA PIGS it because I have 4

  21. Guinea-Pigs r my favorite animals so far I have had 3 of them.That cake made me think about them u r so talented. I wish I could make 1 of those.How did u make it… did u just do it from scratch?

  22. i love guinea pigs I have 7 guinea pigs i have 5 girls and 2 boys and i love them all!! awww i also love your cake if i was ur best friends i would cherish that cake for the rest of my life cause i loved it so much i would also love if u could write bake and tell some of us the recipe please

  23. that cake is the coolest thing ive ever seen! It’s sooooo dcetailed and everything!
    great job! looks yummy!

  24. Awesome cake, I absolutely rave guinea pigs, I have 5… there are 2 girls and 3 boys. The girls I got from a rescue center called the Australian cavy sanctuary the owner is a very nice person and looks after them 100%. Since I adopted them I did not get to name them but rather got stuck with there names, their names are Sasha and Samantha, my boys I also got from the Australian cavy sanctuary but were just born and did not have names yet, so I named them Gus, Alfie and Fuzzy Bear.

  25. wow this cake is awesome and my birthday is coming up and i am absessed with guinea pigs so i just think it is so cool!!!

  26. Hi! Im ten and i have a young sow named Cleopatra coke snickers she is so cute and only seven months old my birthday is in a month and im goona try to bake this one if i find a recipe for vanilla cake. But im not sure it will look so good.but thanks for the inspiration!

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