Roast Pig Cake

So anyone that know me, knows that I love me some roast pig.

And I’m quite grateful to know that I’m not the only one! For Tara’s 30th birthday, I had the very fun opportunity to make her a roast pig for her Hawaiian Luau themed party.

Happy Birthday Tara!!! I hope you had an awesome time!

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And below was my inspiration – a roast pig cake originally done by the amazing Michelle Wibowo from Michelle Sugar Art. She is in my opinion, one of the finest cake decorators in Britain.

I give a lot of credit to Michelle for creating this fantastic video because it really helped me in making the above roast pig cake. (Although I must say, mine turned out a little wider than anticipated! :D)

“…There was a pig, and he was big. He liked to dig, and wear a wig. He did a jig, and ate a fig. He was a big, big pig!”

Michelle has even actually won gold at the International Culinary Olympics for her work! I highly suggest you check out her website to see more of her fantastic, and whimsical cakes.

Canoe Cake

There is a really sweet story behind this lake themed cake…. For their engagement, David had surprised Felicity by proposing to her while they were on a canoe in Moraine Lake – a very stunning glacier-fed lake!

This was their cake was for their wedding – where they have since returned to the mountains to get married.

I know this may sound funny, but I especially had a really great time making the rocks! The larger rocks were made of cake, and were covered in buttercream and then in fondant. The smaller rocks were made of just fondant. After hand shaping the rocks,  rough texture was added by using an craft knife. Airbrushing really helped bring out the texture – they were first painted in a thin coat of black, then dabbed with a clean cotton dishcloth to create more texture.

Congratulations David & Felicity!