Here is the cake I made:
I used lots of yellow and orange icing - I made it quite firm with lots of butter and iced the cake and then piped on the mane. The eyes are black fondant I had on hand and the nose and mouth is black gel icing I bought in a tube. The whiskers are spaghetti broken in half and the ears are mini ice cream cones just with their ends cut off. The cake is actually a triple mixture of the chocolate cake I gave the recipe for here.
I'm posting this as when I was looking on Google images for inspiration for lion cakes there was hardly anything that looked good but was simple to make.
I hope you're all having a good week. It's school holidays here and we are enjoying some lazy days.