Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pig Cake

Funny story: I've had plans to make this cake for months. Finally this past weekend I started making all of the fondant pieces that needed to dry ahead of time. As I was making all the little piggy pieces I remembered a fetal pig dissection in biology was coming up. I finished putting the cake together today...the day I had the dissection. My family joked that there would be more cake for them after I did the pig dissection, but I came home and happily proved them wrong by eating a piece. The dissection was awesome, but I prefer this type of pig. :)


Look how happy he is! I've always loved pigs. For my 6th birthday I had a pig party. I had a whole bunch of friends over and we put on pig noses and played lots of games that my mom had planned.

My pig nose :)



There were snorting contests (where we had to snort with different emotions if I remember correctly), pebble pickin', and a game where we had to eat jello out of a bowl using only our faces...like a pig! My pig party is one of the birthday parties that I actually remember a lot about. Because, as you can see from the pictures, I had a lot of fun!
But back to the cake:


I saw pictures similar to this little guy floating around on the internet. I'm not sure of the original source, but if anybody knows I will be sure to give credit.
Mr. Pig was made in half of the Wilton sports ball pan. Everything else was marshmallow fondant, although I'm sure you could make his feet out of cake balls if you wanted to. He is in a chocolate pudding mud pit that I spread around the cake board. I gave him happy eyes because he really loves his mud. :)


That's all there is to it!


Ok Mr. Pig, we'll leave you to your mud now.

29 comments:

  1. Awww! He's so cute! The happy eyes are adorable :D He just looks so joyful, wallowing in his nice, cool mud pit.

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    1. Thanks! The happy eyes are my favorite part :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, he's adorable! I loved the pictures from your party too, really cute!

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  3. Aw I love the pig cake. Adorable =) And that sounds like a really cute birthday party too.

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  4. I love this!! And I remember this party! I miss you all! <3

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I miss all of you, too!

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  5. Your pig cake looks amazing, such a happy pig! I love the sound of your birthday party too!

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! He really loves his mud pit! :) I would be that happy if I were surrounded by chocolate, too!

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  6. Aw this is the cutest cake! It's so ironic we dissected a pig the same day you finished it. :) Love the party pictures. You were so cute!!

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    1. Thank you, Taylor! I thought so, too! Funny coincidences.

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  7. That cake looks so realistic -- you're extremely talented! That looked like one fun party!

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    1. Thank you, Marcie! It definitely was fun from what I can remember :)

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  8. Oh thus is SO cute! I love how happy he looks and your pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Frances! I really appreciate it!

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  9. This is the cutest piggie ever! And who doesn't love pigs! : ) You are seriously talented! And that is the tastiest "mud" I've ever seen - what a lucky pig! : )

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    1. Thanks, Monica! You're right; I don't know who doesn't like pigs...especially ones made out of cake!

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  10. Wow, that pig is so adorable! You are so talented and creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Jenn, this is the cutest cake ever! Love that your pig is so happy sprawled out in his "mud pit". His eyes tell how very joyful his disposition is. My favorite part is the mud smudge on his cute nose. Adorbs! Also, love the pics of you and your friends at your 6th birthday party in piggy noses. Cute, cute! xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacy! I had the best time making him and seeing him come together. :)

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  12. You caused some big giggles today - thank you. Really love this!

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    1. Thank YOU! I'm glad I could provide you with some giggles! They're the best :)

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  13. this is SO adorable!!!! I love the mud smear on his nose :) what a happy happy piggy!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! That's one of my favorite parts. :)

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  14. that is so cute. I would like to have permission to use this Idea for a 4-h exibit. Please email me back to o.k this idea. Thanks here is my email. amandap18@mphawks.org

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