Monday, 3 May 2010

Hippo Party

I was asked to make my boyfriends grandmas 80th birthday cake. It had to feed 35 people and feature hippos somewhere along the way. So I came up with this! And it took some doing. 12 eggs and a whole lot of mixing. My arm nearly fell off, I swear. Trying to roll out enough icing to cover a 10 inch cake isn't easy either, especially if your work surfaces aren't big enough. But I love the result, ad it went down a treat!

The grass border was tricky to attach as it was very flimsy, but I prevailed! 

And the hippos, made of Mexican modelling paste, were tricky to get right. Its incredible how something so simple can cause so many problems! 

And one final picture of the cake at the party!

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