I finally got to use my Betty Crocker Bake N' Fill set. I bought this set for $5 on a garage sale. I'm not sure if it's still available anywhere. I only used it for the head and body. You can use Pyrex bowls or even Wilton's Sports Ball Pan set instead.
Covering an odd-shaped cake with fondant is so much easier than a round or square cake. Maybe because you don't need to worry about the folds. I went for pink because a sweet girl is celebrating. But I've seen how others opted for the realistic looking cover by just brushing the fondant with different shades of brown, giving it that roasted look.
I apologize in advance for not taking enough detailed photos. I didn't have enough time to make the cake. I even wanted to make flowers but ran out of time so I just used a lei instead.
Here's my step-by-step.
TOOLS I USED
- Dome-shaped Pan
- Dome-shaped insert Pan
- Muffin Pan
- Star Cut-outs
- Decorating Tip
- Rolling Pin
- Smooth working surface or Rolling Mat
- Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother
- Decorating Brush
- Pizza Cutter
- 14" Cake Circle
- Aluminum Foil
- Disposable Foil Tray
INGREDIENTS I USED
HOW I DID IT
- 2 days in advance: Made Pink Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). I only had enough ingredients to make one batch of color.
Cake Board. Placed the 14" cake circle on a foil and cut around the edge about 3-4 inches larger. And wrapped the board with foil secured by tape.
- Morning of party. Baked and cooled 5 cupcakes, 1 big domed cake and a smaller domed cake for the head. Laid them out on the cake board before shaping, torting, filling and crumb coating.
|Torted and crumb-coated.|
|Frosted and ready to be covered.|
Cake cover. Rolled out Pink MMF and covered the cake.
Pig toes and nose. Rolled the black ready-to-use fondant and used the biggest star cut-out to make the toes. I used the round part of the decorating tip to cut-out the nostrils for the nose. I used a brushed a little bit of water behind the toes before placing them on the cake.
Eyes. With the black fondant still rolled out, I just used the knife and ruler to make 4 strips for the eyes.
Tail. Rolled Pink MMF into a log for the tail.
Finishing Touches. I cut the board into shape and then placed the pig in an aluminum serving tray. Added the lei and apple for the roasted luau pig effect.