The challenge of the creature cake involves striking a balance between realistic and yummy. Here, modeling chocolate
combined with fondant makes piggish features possible while yumminess is conveyed in a chocolate buttercream
mud puddle, splashes of dark chocolate glaze
, truffles, malt balls, and chocolate chip dirt.
5 Main Tricks to This Pig Cake Design
Use the open palm of a gloved hand to frost contoured shapes with smooth vanilla buttercream
Create basic body parts separately that can be fitted together to complete the form.
Etch fur and features over plastic wrap for an animal skin effect.
Brush the cake parts with cocoa powder to accentuate the fur and wrinkles.
5. Imagine how a pig would feel if it were a cake.
I use this recipe for
Smooth Buttercream Cake Frosting
I used this Recipe for Shiny Chocolate Glaze
The complete tutorial for this cake is available in the book
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How much modeling chocolate should be used for this cake? Thanks!!
How were the ears made/formed?
I will like buy
cake decorating with modeling chocolate book.
Hi there, looks great. Do you colour the fondant? Thanks
Yes – I used some drops of pink food coloring plus some dark modeling chocolate for a browner tone.
could you send me recipe for modeling choc thank you
Hi there! Delete your cookies! Then follow this link for the modeling chocolate recipe.
So did you use Fondant on the body or is the pig covered in the modeling chocolate?
I use 50:50 fondant and modeling chocolate for highly contoured shapes like this. You could also use just fondant if you wanted.
Thanks for sharing that so now I can try to make it.
I have a cake request for a pig. Yours is the best one I’ve seen by far. I have looked all over Austin, Tx for your book and no one has it. I was wondering if I could purchase the step by step instructions on the pig design. It is do in a couple of days and the book will take a few for days than I have.
Dora, you can get the ebook version right away: http://www.wickedgoodies.net/cake-decorating-with-modeling-chocolate-ebook/
That’s a pretty cool cake.I ❤it
I Just found your page I’m so HAPPY I DID! Love it!
Thank you so much for sharing this! I never thought to cover with plastic wrap to get the animal skin effect. Awesome. 🙂
Wow! Thanks for sharing your expertise. Your eye for detail is amazing… you are very talented indeed!!!