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Cool Homemade Lion King Theme Cake

For this Lion King Birthday Cake, I baked 3 layers in different sizes (12″, 8″ and 6″). Instead of centering the layers on top of each other, I lined them all up so that the waterfall would have more room to look like it was flowing down a hill. I mixed green food dye in cream cheese icing, and iced the whole cake in green.

Then I used green sprinkles all over the cake to make it look more like grass. For the waterfall, I used prepackaged blue fondant (from Michaels) and rolled it flat, then shaped it and laid it down over the layers, spreading it out at the bottom to look like a pool of water. Then I used edible food coloring spray (also from Michaels) in a darker shade of blue, and sprayed streaks on the waterfall to make it look like the water was flowing.

I rolled white fondant with a little bit of blue food dye into uneven shaped balls for the rocks. I also molded the flowers, leaves, and tree stump from fondant. I used toy Lion King characters and lizards/snakes for the final touches.

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7 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Lion King Theme Cake”

  1. Awesome cake! My daughter wants it for her birthday … so I’m gonna try. I’ve never worked with fondant before.

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  2. I am going to try and make this cake for my grandson’s 4th birthday as I am also taking him and his older brothers to the Lion King in Toronto

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  3. I absolutely love this cake. I am going to try to make it for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. She is a huge Lion King fan and I think this will be perfect for her. Ive never baked my kid’s cakes before so this will be my first attempt at anything like this. I hope it works.

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  4. That’s really cool!! I’m gonna try to do this cake for my 6 year old cousin!! Hope it works never used fondue before!!

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  5. awesome!
    how I wish I know how to bake cake as well:(
    my son loves Lion King so much
    He could watch it the entire day

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