My friend and I have a love of llamas. I really don’t know where it started but I guess that is what makes our friendship special. She requested I make her birthday cake this year because I have found a new love of cake decorating since I made my daughter’s Sunshine cake. We have so many personal jokes that many people don’t understand and probably never will so it took me a while to decide how to decorate this Llama cake.

I was also trying a new cake recipe so I didn’t want to get over my head with a shaped cake so I went with a two layered round cake. I used a toothpick to outline the llama on the crumb layer of frosting, then a spatula to fill it in. For the neck hair I used a #1 tip, around the ears and forehead I used a fork to make it a little fuzzier looking.

My friend was thrilled with her Llama cake. I definitely made a wise decoration choice, which is more than I can say for the new cake recipe.