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Wildlife Safari Cake


Let lively jungle-themed products help you easily create this African safari adventure. Lifelike toppers and icing decorations add the perfect finishing touches. Depending on how many guests you expect, choose either the Wildlife Safari Cake and Safari Cupcakes, or make them both!
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Several days before decorating cake make palm trees. Cover backs of each mini ball cavity with an aluminum foil square; spray with vegetable pan spray. Using tip 366 and royal icing, pipe 6 leaves starting at the top center of the mini ball and pulling icing out to sides of the mini ball forming the top of the palm tree. Let dry overnight. Carefully remove foil from tree top; turn over tree top and pipe tip 12 royal icing mound in center. Trim 1/2 in. from end of pretzel rod; insert into icing. Let dry completely.

Step 2

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Arrange cake on foil-wrapped cake board.

Step 3

Tint small portion of icing dark green; tint remaining icing light green. Ice cake smooth with light green icing; add blue gel on cake top for water "lake". Pipe tip 16 dark green pull-out grass tufts; insert palm trees. Sprinkle granulated brown sugar "sand" around tufts of grass. Attach icing decorations to cake sides. Add tip 16 pull-out grass bottom border; position toppers.

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Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Pretzel rods

Pretzel rods

Your favorite 2-layer cake mix

Your favorite 2-layer cake mix

granulated brown sugar

granulated brown sugar

vegetable pan spray

vegetable pan spray

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Small angled spatula

Small angled spatula

8 x 2  in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Circle

Cake Circle

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Aluminum foil

Aluminum foil

Craft Foam

Craft Foam

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

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Wildlife Safari Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I did this cake for my niece's 1st birthday and she LOVED it!! It didn't stand a chance with her so I also made a monkey cupcake. The only "issue" with this is if you use box mix and an 8" pan, you either need ot do a really small lake or use something different for the palm trees. They lasted long enough for me to take pictures, but the weight of them caused them to fall backwards damaging the backside of the cake. I ended up pushing them really far down and they were really short palm trees. Overall it was a great cake and i would use it again!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the 3 tier cake for my grandson's first birthday. I made the palm trees with royal icing and they came out perfect. I used the mini wonder pan instead of the the round pan and it made the palm fronds hang down a little more. The cake got a standing ovation when it was brought out. The smash cake was the mini teddy bear that was decorated as a lion, using gold for the body and darker brown for the mane and outline. The mane was made using a grass tip.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a much larger version of this cake for my grandaughter"s first birthday. It was a huge hit with adults and immediatly caught the chldren's attention. It went perfectly with the party decor. I added a picture of her in the jungle scene by purchasing a clear wallet size magnet frame and covering it with plastic wrap. I also added a small marzapan monkey on one of the trees and some marzapan flowers around the picture frame to hold it. I made royal frosting jungle animals to surround the cake. I also made a smaller cake for her "smash" cake and put a marzapan monkey on the top instead of the jungle scene. I had to make some of the decorations a few days ahead of time but the cake turned out great. If making the royal icing animals be sure and make 2 or 3 of each animal as they break easily. Thanks Wilton for the idea and the help with techniques on your website.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love this cake! I made this for my son's 2nd birthday, but I made it the 2nd level of the Amazing Amazon cake. It turned out beautiful and everyone loved it! I've been itching to make this same cake again ever since because I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's so much fun and just so cute. I recommend making the palm trees well ahead of time, and make extras in case any of them break!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hardest thing about this is making the palm trees, and that really wasn't that hard: you have to have patience! I made this for a friend's son's 8th birthday and months later he saw me and pointed, "YOU'RE the one who made my birthday cake!" The video on this cake is really helpful. I recommend it to anyone making a cake for an animal lover!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the 3 tier version of this for a kids party. Aside from the fondant on the trees everything worked well, I ended up just using the grass tip and put buttercream on the trees for the palm leaves. And everyone loved it!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed making this cake for my Granddaughter's 1st Birthday. It was a huge success. Making the palm trees was the hardest thing for me. But after that is was pretty simple. Love it!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a version of this cake for my son's first birthday. It came out exactly how it is pictures. I loved the idea of using brown sugar for the sand.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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