I made a large slab of white cake and a couple of different shaped chocolate cakes. By cutting and piecing them together I was able to get the overall koala cake shape.

I used store bought frosting (not great tasting, but easy to work with and time-saving!) which I tinted with brown food coloring. Working with a palette knife allowed me to tint and add texture as I went along. An illustration of a koala in a children’s book helped me with the cute expression…koalas don’t really smile like this!