This is what I made:
And here's how it looks laid out like a giraffe:
Steve found a piece of metal for me that would work as a cake board. I covered it with a blue plastic tablecloth. Trevor and I baked the cake and let it cool. I took a deep breath and followed my template to cut the giraffe pieces.
Here it is with its crumb coat.
I frosted the giraffe in yellow buttercream. I have no idea how anyone gets buttercream smooth, so I intentionally left 'fur marks' to give the giraffe texture.
To make the spots, I heated Tootsie Roll Midgees in the microwave for 12 seconds. I cut them in half, then rolled each with a rolling pin to make irregular spots. I used a similar technique for the horns- I heated them for 12 seconds, then molded them into the right shape. To make the tail, I used a knife to cut little slivers of Tootsie Roll, then squished them all together. Here are the horns and the tail pieces.
To make the mane, I used a knife to repeatedly score softened Tootsie Rolls.
Here's the finished cake, with the candles lit:
Trevor absolutely loved it!
That is sooooooooooo AWESOME!! WOW WOW WOW!! you got skills girlfriend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
:o OMG that cake is amazing Cindy!! You're such an awesome cake maker and momma!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for this post! Here is my version of your cake:ReplyDelete
Thanks for an easy recipe! I am going to make this for my daughter's 1st birthday next weekend! Mine will be pink and yellow.ReplyDelete
I'd love to see a picture!Delete
Thanks for this! I just made it for my nephew's 4th birthday and he is so excited!!ReplyDelete
Awesome! I'd love to see a picture!Delete
I just made this cake for my daughter's birthday party today - everyone loved it, including my little two year old. The recipe and directions were great - thank you!ReplyDelete
How many did this wonderful cake feed?ReplyDelete
It was about 20 servings.Delete
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thanks a million for this. my son wanted a giraffe cake and I hardly make normal cakes. I thought what? is he serious? and then discovered its actually possible. followed yours and its actually recognizable as a giraffe...ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I could help! I'd love to see a picture!Delete
great idea! I made this for my son's 1st birthday (not sure how to post a picture, otherwise I would) Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Awesome!! I love it! Thank you for sharing, I had no idea where to even start lolReplyDelete
This is JUST what I needed for my daughter's first birthday. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Erg leuk, ik ga hem ook makenReplyDelete
Wow! Your Cake is awesome. I am going to try it for my granddaughter'sgranddaughter' s 5th. Thank you for the easy to follow directions.ReplyDelete
Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post.ReplyDelete
It was helpful. Keep on posting!