One of my girlfriends had a Peppa Pig themed party for her daughter last week and I made her this cake
Peppa Pig is a HUGE hit in our house (though why don’t episodes go for longer than 5 minutes?!!!!!) and so I wanted to create some tutorials so that you can all learn how to make your own Peppa Pig cake. I decided to make a photo tutorial for Peppa and a video tutorial for George and Daddy – so you can choose whether you want to hear my voice and watch me!!! Feel free to scroll down to the end to see the video. To make the top part of the cake click here.
To start making Peppa you will need some red fondant, black, flesh/pink skin colour and a darker pink fondant. All fondant needs to be mixed with a hardening agent like tylo powder or you need to use gum/sugar paste instead of fondant.
Start with your skin colour fondant and using a sugar shaper, squeeze out a line of fondant. You could roll out a thin sausage of fondant using your hands, but I really would recommend having a sugar shaper – I use mine all the time (it is brilliant at creating hair) and purchased it from here.
Chop your line into two for the legs and squeeze the top of both lines together
Trim the top of the legs with a knife and then set aside.
Roll out your red for the body and shape into a triangle shape. Based on my prior figurines turning out too fat (this happens as the fondant hardens and your figurine slumps down a bit), I decided to start making my Peppa taller… but the first thing my daughter said was that Peppa’s dress wasn’t ‘triangle’ enough! Thanks Lily 🙂
So.. you probably need to make more of a pronounced triangle body than what I have shown in this picture.
Stick the body onto the legs using some water. Roll out two balls of black for the shoes.
Roll the balls into ovals and stick onto the end of the legs
Grab your skin coloured fondant and make a ball. I like to measure mine next to the body to check that my ball is the right size for the body.
To make the head shape, roll the ball into an egg/cone shape
Tap the smaller part of the cone onto the table – this will flatten up the ‘nose’
Last step is to use your fingers to create the ‘chin’ part of the head – if this part is confusing, see my video below as this shows you more clearly how I did this with George.
Stick a toothpick or piece of dry spagetti into Peppa’s body. Add a small dab of water and stick the head in place.
Wait for the head to harden (overnight – or at least 5 hours) and then using a flesh/pink coloured edible marker, mark on the mouth and nostrils
Roll out the darker pink and cut out two small circles for the cheeks. Attach using some water
Make two indents using a ball tool for the eyes. Roll out two white circles and attach using some water.
Roll out two teardrop shapes for the ears and attach using some water. I used a bottle of edible food colouring to place behind Peppa as stability for the ears.
Roll out some more flesh fondant using your sugar shaper. Cut out as per the picture below for the arms and hands and attach the hands using some water. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes.
Attach onto Peppa’s body using some water – be very careful with the water as the red fondant + water can make the arms turn red! Use sparingly. Also add the eyeballs with a black edible marker or tiny balls of black fondant.
For a video tutorial for how I made George and Daddy Pig see below
Stay tuned for the second part of the tutorial where I will be showing you how to do the top part of the cake.