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Easy Pig Cake {Fondant Pig Topper}

Easy pig cake without any mold or special cake pan, homemade with simple ingredients. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and ganache is wrapped with Kit Kats and decorated with fondant pig toppers.

This playful cake will spark joy at any event it is brought to. This is a much easier cake to make than it looks like. Think of it like making decor out of play dough, it’s really fondant, and enjoy the process. This cake is also as delicious and it is adorable covered in ganache and Kit Kat candy! Looking for more whimsical cakes? Look to this Easy Lamb Cake, Peacock Cake, and Butterfly Cake as inspiration.

How To Make Easy Pig Cake From Scratch?

  1. Bake and cool cakes– Completely.
  2. Prepare frosting and ganache– While the cakes are baking and cooling.
  3. Assemble– Place one cake on cake stand, ice the top, then, place the other cake on top and then, ice the whole cake.
  4. Wrap cake- In Kit Kats.
  5. Spread “mud”– Add thick ganache on top.
  6. Make the pig parts– Out of fondant.
  7. Top the cake– Press pig pieces into the mud.
  8. Sprinkle crushed Oreos– On top and along the bottom of the cake.
  9. Spread some ganache randomly on the pigs– To make them look messy. Enjoy!

Pig Cake Topper

This can be made with pink fondant or with pink modeling chocolate (candy clay). The pigs are not made with any fancy tools. Just use your hands and fingers and add details with a knife. Then, use an edible black marker for the eyes. You can stick the pigs head and body together with some water or Royal Icing, and insert a toothpick for more support.

Variations For Farm Animal Cake

Use a different flavor cake– Such as yellow, white, or Funfetti Cake.

Create different animals– Such as rhinos or elephants for a safari cake.

Add a filling– Such as a fruit, filling but note that the cake will need to be refrigerated then. You can also use  Homemade Caramel Sauce , Dulce De Leche , or a nut butter of your choice.

Use another buttercream frosting– Such as American Buttercream Frosting or White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Consider a different cake shape– I made circle cakes, but you can bake a square or rectangle cake if you like.

Change the color of the pigs– Use a different color fondant for a more fantastical version of the cake.

Tips And Techniques

Don’t frost or decorate warm cakes- Because the warmth will cause the icing and fondant to melt and make a sticky mess.

Homemade fondant vs. Marshmallow fondant- Either can be used. They both have their pros and cons. I prefer homemade fondant because it tastes delicious and smells amazing. However, you can buy pre-colored fondant, which means less work for you and is simply more convenient.

Why is my fondant pig shiny? If the fondant gets water or anything wet on it, it will dry shiny.

Do you only use the cookie part of the Oreo? Yes, I scrapped out the creme portion and just used the cookie for the chunky mud pieces.

Make the pigs a day in advance– Because this saves time and takes the pressure off of you.

Use gel colors for coloring fondant- If you do not buy pre-colored fondant, then use gel. This works much better than liquid colors because gel colors are thicker and more concentrated and will not make the fondant wet and sticky.

Don’t use a lot of water- Water is being used as a glue to stick fondant pieces together. Adding too much will create puddles and make fondant very sticky to work with. It will also increase the drying time considerably.

Storage For Decorated Cakes

Room temperature- Decorated cake can be left at room temperature as long as there is no fruit filling that requires refrigeration.

Refrigerate- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However the fondant decorations will become slightly sticky and tacky from the moisture in the fridge.

Freeze- Unfrosted cakes can be stored in a sealed container for up to 1 month. When you are ready to enjoy it, let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then, decorate as per instructions below.

Make ahead instructions- This cake can be baked and decorated 1 day in advance and stored at room temperature until you are ready to serve.

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Easy Pig Cake

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Decorating time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Easy pig cake without any mold or special cake pan, homemade with simple ingredients. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and ganache is wrapped with Kit Kats and decorated with fondant pig toppers.
Yield: 9 Slices

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Bake cakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While the cakes and baking and cooling, prepare the frosting and ganache.
  • Place one cake on a serving dish.
  • Use a spatula to spread icing on top of the cake.
  • Place the other cake on top of the icing and press gently.
  • Cover the entire cake smoothly in icing.
  • Unwrap Kit Kats and stick them along the side of the cake fully.
  • Spread thick ganache on top of the cake. This will look like fake mud.
  • Make the pink pig and other body parts out of fondant. You could even do this a day in advance and save time.
  • Place these pieces on top of the cake and press them gently into the ganache mud.
  • Sprinkle some crushed Oreos on top of the cake and along the bottom of the cake.
  • Spread some ganache randomly on top of the pigs to make them look messy like they are truly enjoying themselves in the mud. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Please note that the fondant figures will become a little sticky due to the moisture in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal, Carbohydrates: 304g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 28g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 1288mg, Potassium: 522mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 224g, Vitamin A: 192IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 463mg, Iron: 5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 400
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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One comment on “Easy Pig Cake {Fondant Pig Topper}”

  1. That’s a great cake, I’ll try it too!5 stars

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