The creatures of the jungle are coming out to play! Filled with all the jungles best characters, this Animals of the Jungle Cake, presented on a tiered cake stand, is great for large birthday parties or celebrations. Featuring delicious animal cookies and a lovely waterfall connecting all cakes together, this tiered cake makes a great centerpiece for a jungle party!
In advance: Make animal cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Use
cutters from set to cut giraffe and 1 each lion, zebra/horse, rhino,
hippo, gorilla, snake, alligator (use lizard cutter, cutting off 2 top feet).
Bake and cool.
Ice and decorate cookies. To ice
cookies, outline using tip 3 and full-strength
color flow (omit tail area on zebra); flow in using
thinned color flow. Decorate animals on waxed paper using
full-strength color flow.
For all: Pipe tip 1 or 2 dot
eyes, pupils and nose/
nostrils, outline mouths. Let dry on waxed
For giraffe: Use tip 2 to
outline and fill in spots;
pat smooth. Pipe tip 2
pull-out tail tip. Pipe tip
2 outline ear and tail.
Use tip 2 to
fill in horns
and inner ear.
Pipe tip 2 tail
For lion: Pipe
tip 2 outline
tail and ear; fill in inner ear
(pat smooth). Pipe pull-out
mane, claws and tail tip. For
gorilla: Pipe tip 2 outline
details at tummy and leg.
For hippo: Use tip 2 to fill
in inner ear; pat smooth.
Pipe outline tail and details.
For zebra: Use tip 2 to pipe
pull-out mane (alternate
colors), outline and fill in
stripes (pat smooth) and
outline tail with tip 2 and
Add tip 2 dots.
Pipe tip 2 zigzag scales and
When dry, attach
2 Lollipop Sticks to back of each animal (except snake and alligator)
using melted candy; allow 1 1/2 in. to extend at bottom to insert into
Make leaves and trees. For leaves, tint 10 oz.
fondant medium green;
knead in 1 teaspoon
Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/16 in.
thick. Cut 24 large and 40
medium leaves using Cut-Outs. Use veining tool
from set to mark details. Let dry 24 hours on large
Flower Formers dusted with cornstarch (position
22 medium leaves inside Flower Formers to use
For trees, tint 4 oz. fondant brown.
Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 5 x 1 in. strips to cover
top 5 in. of each dowel rod for tree trunk; smooth
with hands. Use veining tool to add details. Set
trunks and leaves for tops in refrigerator to chill
3-5 minutes to help candy set faster. Assemble
trees using melted green candy. Attach 3 medium
leaves first; let set. Add 3 large leaves; let set.
Tint 36 oz. fondant medium green. Roll out half 1/8 in.
thick. Cover top of plates. Position cakes on plates.
Roll out remaining
medium green fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 2 in. high strips to wrap around
cake sides: 21 in. long for 6 in., 27 in. for 8 in., 34 in. for 10 in. cake. Cut
wavy top edge 3/4 to 1 1/2 in. high. Attach strips to cake sides using
Use buttercream to pipe tip 16 pull-out grass; attach 22
For ponds, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut wavy
shapes: 2 x 4 in. for 6 in. cake, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. for 8 in. cake, 5 x 4 in. for
10 in. cake; attach to cake tops.
For waterfalls, cut a cake board into
2 strips, 2 1/2 in. wide, 5 and 6 in. long. Curve slightly. Brush with Piping
Gel and wrap with fondant strips, 5 in. wide, 5 and 6 in. long.
Tint 4 oz.
fondant gray. Roll about 50-55 assorted rocks, 3/8 to 3/4 in. diameter and
attach to sides of waterfalls and ponds using damp brush.
Position plates on stand. Position waterfalls; cover with tinted Piping
Gel for water. Insert animals and trees; attach alligator and snake to
sides with icing.
To create a variety of curved shapes, use both sides of Flower Formers to dry leaves. You can also add a colorful flair to leaves by brushing them with a mix of clear vanilla and icing color or use pearl dust and brush color onto leaves.