How to Make a Pig Cake

3D Pig Cake Tutorial
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

3D Pig Cake Tutorial
1. Use the open palm of a gloved hand to frost contoured shapes with smooth vanilla buttercream.

3D Pig Cake Tutorial 3D Pig Cake Tutorial
2. Create basic body parts separately that can be fitted together to complete the form.

3D Pig Cake Tutorial
3. Etch fur and features over plastic wrap for an animal skin effect.

3D Pig Cake Tutorial
3D Pig Cake Tutorial
4. Brush the cake parts with cocoa powder to accentuate the fur and wrinkles.

3D Pig Cake Tutorial

5. Imagine how a pig would feel if it were a cake.

3D Pig Cake Tutorial

I use this recipe for
Smooth Buttercream Cake Frosting
Smooth Buttercream Frosting Recipes
I used this Recipe for Shiny Chocolate Glaze
Chocolate Glaze Recipe
3D Pig Cake Tutorial

The complete tutorial for this cake is available in the book

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate
Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

3D Pig Cake Tutorial

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