My daughter loves elephants and I was browsing online to find inspiration for a cake for her birthday party. I came across some photos on this site that inspired this adorable cake that we called “Ellie”, we consider her as Horton’s girlfriend.

She is made from an oval pan for her body, a small round for her head and a square cut up to make her feet and trunk. I used several pieces of gum drops cut up and fanned out to make the flower. Her ears were made from dyed white chocolate that I piped onto traces of ear shapes on wax paper and smoothed out. I peeled them off after they dried and added detail before adding to the homemade lady elephant cake. Sooo cute!