Updated: Apr 6, 2018
Making 3-D cake is no longer super challenging, thanks to many pre-made ingredients in today's grocery and craft stores.
On Easter Day, my friend Katya and I gave another friend Sophie a Fox-theme baby shower, even though Sophie has already given birth to a beautiful boy George a few weeks ago. Katya set up the event place and prepared food while I was in charge of making the Fox-theme cake. I usually ordered an editable cake cover when I wanted to put a specific image or photo on the top of cake. Nevertheless, I was getting tired of 2-D cake design. Since I'd always wanted to play with fondant, I decided to build a cute miniature Fox Cake for my dear Sophie and her baby George.
I found several awesome cake designs when I googled for "Fox Cake". What caught my eyes the most was this "Fergus the fox cake" because of the fur frosting! Luckily, I also found fox cake templates from Taste.com. With many pre-made ingredients (you can find most of them in Michael's) now a day, making a 3-D cake is no longer super challenging. Here is my game plan:
1/2 sheet Cake with white frosting cover (you can skip this if you don't have feed more than 20 people)
2 Boxes of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Cake Mix
1 whole-sheet white cardboard paper (you can skip this if you don't have feed more than 20 people)
1 Wilton Decorator Icing, 2 kg (4.5 LB)
1 Wilton Icing Color, Orange
Sweetshop Fondant (super useful when you just need a small portion without dying the fondant dough! )
Chocolate: ears, eyes, nose, and the name banner
Light green: grass
White: eyes and cheeks
Disposable Decorating Frosting Bag, icing coupler adapter, and Wilton metal tip #233
Sparkle Gel Icing Pen for writing names and fine decorations
Wilton Icing Decoration: flowers, leaves, and butterflies
1 Bag of 50 pieces lollipop sticks (you can skip this if you don't have feed more than 20 people)
Grease the 9" round cake pan
Bake the 2 Boxes of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Cake Mix in 9" round cake pan. Remove the pan from the cake when the cake is completely cold.
(If feeding >20 serving) Insert 10-20 sticks of lollipop sticks into the half sheet Costco cake as supporting beams for the fox.
(If feeding >20 serving) Cut an oval shape cardboard.
(If feeding >20 serving) Wrap the cardboard with plastic wrap
Spread white frosting on the top of the plastic wrap
Roll a piece of light green fondant to cover the bottom of the cardboard
Shape the chocolate cake with the fox cake templates. Gently move the pieces of the chocolate on the top of the white frosting and light green fondant on the cardboard
Roll two pieces of white fondants. Cover the fox's cheeks with the white fondant.
Dye 3 cups of the white frosting with the orange food color dye
Insert the icing adopter and Wilton metal tip #233 to the disposable icing bag (click the picture below to see the instruction film on YouTube)
Fill the frosting bag with the orange frosting. Leave the tail area for white fur frosting later.
Frost the chocolate cake to make the furry fox
Roll pieces of chocolate fondant for 2 ears, 2 eyes, 2 eye balls, the fox nose, and the name banner
Roll 2 pieces of white fondant for 2 eye white ares
Assemble the ears, eyes, nose, and the name banner
Frost the tail area with white frosting to make the furry tail
Write the name with the sparkle gel icing pen
Decorate the cardboard with Wilton icing decorations. I used flowers, leaves, and butter flies. I put some sparkle gel between the butterfly wings to make the butterfly body
(If feeding >20 serving) Gently place the cardboard on the top of the half sheet Costco cake
Finally, final step: ENJOY!!!!