Monday, June 4, 2012

Jungle Safari Cake

Beep, Beep!  Coming through :0)
I recently made a Jungle Safari {Musical} Cake for my good friend Jennifer.  She had the theme of Jungle Safari for her piano students all year and ordered a cupcake tower to celebrate the end of the year. 

Here is a shot of the jeep {which ended up looking like a VW bug} before the animals jumped in.
I first made a batch of hard-tack candy to make the windshield and headlights.  I also made some little pieces for the mirrors and lights/license plate in the back.  Super fun.  I haven't made hard-tack from scratch since 11th grade home ec! 

I made the car out of firm cake, covered it with marshmallow fondant {I made myself ;0} and used corn syrup to glue on all the pieces.  The "metal" pieces were all made with grey fondant, then brushed with edible silver pearl glaze to make it shine like metal.

I used chocolate covered donuts for the tires, then added fondant hubcaps.

I love it! 

Here are the cupcakes, safari animals holding music notes.

My Zebra

My Lion

My Funky Monkey ;0)

My Giraffe 

My Burmese Python....OK, OK, it's just a Snake

My Elephant

Then I took the Jeep....

And added animals!  Love it!!!!
I love a well packed car. 

So these happy little musicians are headed to the musical safari party with smiles spread across every face.  I added a couple curlies of wire with music notes to the back for added excitement.

Beep, Beep.
See ya later!


  1. My students loved these and enjoyed picking out an animal cupcake. I loved the chocolate donut wheels! Thought that was brilliant and fun to eat too! Ha! Ha!

  2. This stuff is down t earth, hats off buds out there.
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