I made this Hamster Cake for my son’s 5th birthday party. He got a hamster like Roly Poly in the Kipper show on PBS Sprout. I used a loaf pan, two small heart shaped springform pans and one half of a ball pan. I used one half for the head and then cut the other in half to make the back legs. I used the half ball cake, the dome, to create a higher back. I carved it a bit to give it a shape. I crumb-coated with white icing and then used the grass tip to crate fur in white and orange-brown that I mixed up.

I colored fondant to make the feet, tail and ears. To shape the feet, I used a holly leaf cookie cutter. The eyes are just black M&M’s. The cake took about an hour to ice.