Anyway after a few emails we decided on a Jungle Cake with a criteria...must have an owl and a pig!! I dived into that idea. It will be my first animal cake with or without owls and pigs. I sent mum 3 cake designs about a month later - one below her budget, one on budget and another above. Immediately she replied that her hubby and herself picked the 3rd without hesitation.
With the design confirmed ....animal kingdom here I come!
I searched the net for tutorials...managed to find some and the rest I tried to figure out. Made my first tiger, my first giraffe, my first hippo, my first elephant.....in fact all my FIRST. Sarah, the baby's mum later suggested that since I have a snake, tiger and a monkey in my design will I be able to add in an ox as the dad is an ox (Chinese zodiac). Why not? In fact I made a very cute ox for him. And since we are at identification I further suggest a party hat each with their names on it.
I thoroughly enjoyed making those cuties. Once dried and harden I painted them. They are then ready to party!
|The confirmed design - I made minor changes after adding more animals|
|The Making of Jungle Cake|
|Completed Jungle Cake - with all edible fondant animals|
|Second tier of Jungle Cake|
|Top tier of Jungle Cake|
|Rice cereal tree with Mama Snake and Sister Monkey and Ethan's favorite Mr Owl|
|Fondant monkey - representing Sister Ari|
|Another fondant elephant|
|Baby piglet tagging along to the party|
|Ethan is the Tiger|
|Didn't I mention the Ox is cute?|
|One of my favorite - giraffe|
|The toothy hippo|
|The adorable zebra|
|Lion - King of the Jungle - hear me roar!!!|