Another 1st Birthday Cake! This time it’s a lion!
The lion body is made from a 3D “lamb pan” turned lion. Fondant on baseboard, grass, face, tail and ears. Body is done in buttercream with chocolate buttercream for the mane and the end of the tail. Party hat is of course, an ice cream cone with some buttercream decorations. The birthday boy’s name is in Sparkle Gel.
This little guy had to travel across Northwestern Wyoming and through Yellowstone Park to get to the party… and he didn’t have a good trip. We told everyone he was attacked and maimed by a Bear in Yellowstone – but yes, it was probably my driving that made his head fall off. Fortunately, we had a lion first aid kit with us, and his head was successfully re-attached before the party. So, if you make one of these and it has to travel – Secure The Head and Slow Down on the Curves… and Watch Out for Bears! 😉 The face was built out quite a bit with buttercream so I used “straw implants” to help keep it from sagging. Tail & ears took a long time to become solid enough so make them ahead of time! Also, something I learned… The grass was pretty sharp on the ends. We had to remove the grass before giving it to our 1 year old grandson so he didn’t hurt himself.