We made this Lion cake for the May and June birthdays of the children at my Sunday School – ages 3 and 4. The lesson for the day was Daniel and the Lions Den, hence the lion cake.
The cake recipe used is banana cake, and we have used a butter icing to ice – 4 colours including black. We started first with a drawing of a lions face, then cut around the cake to get the shape. Then it was just a matter of adding colour and blending to get the right effect.
The only tools used were plastic bags as icing bags and a knife to spread. We baked the cake a week before as defrosted banana cake tastes amazing and it is much easier to cut and ice a frozen cake. Once the icing is one, the cake keeps very fresh.