Mum put in a request for her birthday back at the start of the year. She had seen a cute cake my aunty pinned on pinterest and asked if I could recreate it for her. Now of course I couldn't say no. I love to make cute cakes! Plus when the women who has made you all of your amazing birthday cakes for the 25 years of your life asks for a cake you deliver!
Now if this isn't the cutest little cake ever I don't know what is! Look at those little pigs bums poking out of the mud. Adorable! The pigs were the hardest part of making the entire cake. I have never modelled with fondant before so I was just winging it. I made the pigs a couple of days prior to mum's birthday so they were set properly before putting them on the cake.
I used the Planet Cake Chocolate Mudcake recipe again and made two 8" rounds. I then made a simple chocolate ganache to cover the cake and for the mud on top. Now the original cake used kit kats around the outside but I used those cadbury chocolate fingers instead. It took 2 packets to surround this cake. The ribbon around the outside is both decorative and helps to keep any loose biscuits from falling off the cake.
And that, my friends, is that! This cake is really quite simple! The pigs are a new terrain for me but they are pretty simple given they are just balls of fondant basically. If you are wanting to try working with fondant and don't want to take on covering a whole cake this design would definitely be a good place to start.