Cake by Leigh G., Denver, NC

This lion cake was a basic sheet cake with a round cake to shape the lion’s head out of. I used vanilla wafers to ice as ladybugs and the tree frog is shaped from a moon pie! I also used real leaves and melting chocolate wafers to make the leaves on the cake. So much fun! But was an experiment that turned out great!

Cake by Corinne F., Darmstadt, Germany

Lion Cake

I got the inspiration for this cake on this website. This was for my son’s fourth birthday. Lions are his favorite animal so the choice was easy. I made a rectangular sponge cake that I then cut to shape the mane. I shaped a cut bit of cake in a triangular kind of shape to make the nose. I used yellow sugar paste to cover the face of the lion and make the ears.

The rest of is simply chocolate-flavored butter cream icing (icing sugar, butter and pure cocoa powder) that I applied irregularly to give a rough effect for the mane. I used
smarties for the eyes and some candies for the whiskers.