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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!
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.