This is Michaela's youngest son, Max.
Max loves bacon.
Yes, that's a stuffed piece of bacon.
You know the scene from Forrest Gump where Bubba starts talking about all the different kinds of ways you can eat shrimp? Well substitute that for bacon and that's Max's love for bacon in a nutshell.
And I think he may be the sweetest boy on the planet.
As his birthday was approaching, he found this pig cake that went viral on the internet.
And then immediately put a request in.
We searched and searched to find the source and found the original source was a Dutch baker, with no tutorial. (Or if there was we couldn't read it!)
So here is an EASY tutorial for you to make this cute cake for your own "Bacon Lover!"
Making The Pigs
A couple of days prior, you'll want to make the pigs so they can dry.
We are going to walk you step by step!
Yes, you can do this!
pink fondant (We used Wilton's brand of pink fondant)
clean surface (we used a silpat mat, but any smooth, clean surface will work)
a pointed cake tool for making the eyes and lines (even a toothpick would work)
small brush and water
wax-paper lined cookie sheet
First, take the wax-paper lined cookie sheet and dust it lightly with cornstarch.
Let's start with the three pig butts. (we just saw you smile!)
Begin by making three round balls with your hands, making them all the same size.
Keep rolling them until they are completely smooth.
Take the cake tool or toothpick and indent a line in the middle of each ball.
To make the tails, roll a small amount back and forth (like a snake) about an inch and a half long. Wind it around the end of the brush to curl it and gently pull it off.
Brush a small amount of water at the top of the butt, and attach the tail. Fondant glues to fondant with water.
Place finished butts on cookie sheet to dry.
To make the floating pig:
Make two balls, one bigger and more oval than the other.
Poke a hole for his belly button.
Add a small oval shape for his snout and attach it with a small amount of water.
Poke two holes in the snout, two eyes, and cut a mouth.
Make two small cone shapes proportionate to the head.
Take the tip of the paintbrush and indent the middle of the cone to form the inside of the ear. Attach ears to head with brush and water.
Make four balls all the same size and form them into an oval shape.
With the cake tool, score a line through the middle.
Put all pieces on cookie sheet to dry.
For the sitting pig:
Make two balls, one bigger than the other and stack them by attaching with a small amount of water and the brush.
Make two logs, flatten and score the ends.
Attach to the body of the pig.
Attach a snout, and with the cake tool, make the eyes, nose and a mouth.
Make another set of ears and attach to the top of the head with the brush and water.
Transfer the pig to the cookie sheet to dry.
Now you have all your pig pieces!
Assembling The Cake
What you need:
12 inch square cake board (wrapped)
2 9 inch chocolate cakes (your favorite recipe baked already and cooled)
Chocolate frosting (your favorite recipe)
Kit Kats (We used 6 king size packages)
Ribbon (You can find the I love Bacon ribbon here)
Green frosting with a grass tip for the edging.
To give it more of a "boy" look, we wrapped the cake board with a red-checked plastic tablecloth that we cut down.
Place first cake down. Frost the top, and stack the second cake.
Frost the sides only of the stacked cake and a light layer of frosting on top.
You'll now need to unwrap all your KitKats.
We used 5 packages.
I recommend purchasing one extra.
Making cakes is stressful stuff! You may need to reward yourself.
Breaking off two at a time, push the KitKats up against the wall of the cake.
Add more frosting now to the top. We added more milk into the frosting at this point to give it a more creamy, shiny, look.
Smooth it out on top of the cake, but it doesn't have to be perfect...they are in a hot tub of mud after all!
Take the pig pieces and start putting them into the frosting.
With a knife, make some splash marks into the frosting after the pigs have been placed.
Use a grass tip and green frosting for the border of the cake.
You can cut out fondant letters or pipe a name on the side of the cake for personalization!
How cool is this bacon ribbon?
You can purchase it on Etsy here.
Tie the ribbon of your choice around the wall of the cake.
And you're done!
We had one delighted "Bacon Lover!"
Happy Birthday Max!