Coolest Jungle Baby Shower Cake

I made this Jungle Baby Shower cake for an animal themed baby shower. It is a vanilla Madeira cake (easy to carve) with a chocolate mouse and fresh strawberries. The cakes ended up to be around 5 pounds. I made the animals the day before so it could set then finished covering the cake on the day of.  The suitcase cake is a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.  I cut out a the suitcase half way (after covering with fondant) to insert the grass, snake, and hippo.

This is very fun to make…the animals and the baby on top (held by zebra) are fondant (took me 2 hours to make all characters). I hand painted the box and suitcase with a mixture of food coloring and vodka then piped the grass all around and used piping gel for the water. The baby bottle is actually a candle.

Everybody was in shock and amazed that they didn’t want to cut it because they just want to look at it.