My intentions of this blog are to of course showcase my talents but also to encourage others to bake! I want to show people that you do not have to attend a culinary arts school (if you do, that is obviously great!) to be successful in the baking business. You do not need super expensive equipment or a large oven to get wonderful and professional looking results. I have been in this business for a few years and I have learned so much without taking one class! And I want to share with you what I have learned.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Giraffe Print Birthday Cake

This is a Giraffe print cake that I made for my 22nd birthday his year. I love animal prints and I know a ton of other people do as well! They are pretty cool and they look really neat on cakes and cupcakes. I have done a few different animal prints in the past and I find them to be fairly easy to make, specifically cheetah and zebra print cupcakes.

I like giraffe print and thought it would be pretty cool to put it on a cake, so I did. This 8 inch round cake is covered in buttercream icing that I tinted yellow. I then purchased some Wilton's pre-made brown fondant and cut it into different sized pieces, to match the print of a giraffe and placed them all over the cake, leaving some of the yellow showing.

I used a small amount of buttercream to create a dot border around the cake and write "Happy Birthday....". I then used some red fondant to make a pretty red bow, there are tons of videos tutorials on facebook for this. And there you have it. A Giraffe Print Birthday Cake!

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