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"It's a Jungle Out There" Animal Cake

Lions, tigers and elephants … oh my! They’re all on this animal-themed cake, made using Sugar Sheets! and Wilton tools.

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Difficulty: Easy



Instructions:

Step 1

Bake and cool cake. Position on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice cake smooth with sky blue buttercream.

Step 2

Elephant: For the head, use punch with Large Circle Cutting Insert to cut circle from Purple Sugar Sheets! Using Rotary Cutter, cut free-form trunk from Purple Sugar Sheets! Brush back of trunk with piping gel and attach to head. Draw face using black FoodWriter. For ears, use punch with Large Heart Cutting Insert to cut two hearts from Purple Sugar Sheets! To arrange, place ears on cake, then place head on top of ears.

Step 3

Tiger: For the head, use punch with Large Circle Cutting Insert to cut circle from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Draw stripes with orange FoodWriter, and eyes, nose and mouth with black FoodWriter. Using Rotary Cutter, cut free-form ears from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Brush bottom of ears with piping gel and attach to back of tiger head. Place on cake.

Step 4

Lion: For the head, use punch with Large Circle Cutting Insert to cut circle from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Draw face with black FoodWriter. Using punch with Sunburst Cutting Insert, cut three sunbursts from Red Sugar Sheets! Cut each sunburst in half. Brush a small amount of piping gel on the back of lion's head, and attach pieces of sunburst to create a mane. Using Rotary Cutter, cut free-form ears from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Brush bottom of ears with piping gel and attach to back of lion head. Place on cake.

Step 5

Clouds: Using border punch with Bubbles Border Cutting Insert, cut three cloud shapes, 3 3/4 in. long x 2 1/2 in. wide, from White Sugar Sheets! Turn shapes around and cut again to create bubble edge on both sides. Attach to cake with piping gel.

Step 6

Grass Strips: Using Slide-N-Cut Edge Cutter, cut 2 in. wide strips from the long side of Bright Green Sugar Sheets! With Rotary Cutter, cut out blades of grass. Place on top of cake, making three layers of grass. For side border, use Slide-N-Cut Edge Cutter to cut 1 in. wide strips from Bright Green Sugar Sheets! Use Rotary Cutter to cut out blades of grass. Place around sides of cake.

Step 7

Leaves: Use punch with Leaf Cutting Insert to cut six leaves from Bright Green Sugar Sheets! With scissors, cut various slits in edge of leaf. Place on cake, overlapping. Use piping gel, if needed.

Step 8

Add message using letters from Alphabet Sugar Sheets! If needed, brush back of letters with piping gel and attach to cake.