Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jungle Party Birthday Cake - Lion

When my boy turned 5 (last March), he wanted a jungle themed dinner party.  I wanted to do a fairly easy cake so thought a round cake as a lion's head would do the trick.

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.

cheers Fiona


  1. my goodness how clever are you what a wonderful cake & it looks scrumptious

  2. The cake turned out to be really amazing. I loved how you used many different items to put the details on the cake. Your son must have enjoyed it. I’m also baking a cake for my daughter’s birthday tomorrow. We have organized a wonderful party for her at a convention center that my sister suggested.


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