There are some cakes that you just fall in love with. The colors, the characters, the style of this cake was just too cute! This cake was for a second birthday with a jungle theme. Some jungle cakes are busy with too much going on, but this cake was simple and sweet in its design.
We started creating elements for this cake about a week before it was due. We needed to give the leaf accents and animals time to dry. When creating 3D fondant sculpted animals, you always have to do them in phases. You will start with the body and head separate. If you try to assemble to animal too quickly, the weight of the head can squish the body or cause the fondant to wrinkle. To avoid this, we created the core pieces and let them dry. Once dry, we were able to assemble limbs, ears and tails.
We think this one turned out super cute! Happy 2nd Birthday, Chloe!!