‘Dumbo’ the baby elephant came about after the client saw ‘Oscar’s lion cake‘ and asked me to make something for her in the same style.
The cake was to be for a gorgeous little boy’s first birthday and we decided together on a baby elephant. We wanted to keep it cute so came up with the idea of added a fondant party hat to our friend Dumbo as a finishing touch.
The cake was 18 inches of chocolate cake, filled and wrapped in chocolate buttercream the covered in fondant and airbrushed.
‘Little Dumbo’ went down a storm at the party and the client loved it, so much so that instead of cutting it, they took it home with them!
I received this message after the party.
“There’s an elephant in the living room!” No… Really there is. We didn’t have the heart to butcher Dumbo. Anthony ate a slice of his foot (Dumbo’s foot, not his own) and said it was gorgeous – so we desperately want to – but we want to preserve it too. A good advert for “Save the Elephants.” It really is a wonderful cake. All our guest were agasp. Hannah we’ve had loved you and Oscar to have hung around for the bash. although you’d have been mobbed by fans of Dumbo.We’re considering making some sort of saddle so that Lucas can ride him…’
I’ve never made a cake before that wasn’t eaten at the party and was taken home instead! Bless them. That’s just so very sweet…
So, here he is, now tell me – could you eat him?
And finally, all set up at the venue with his fondant party hat!! Too cute!
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