Make a Flower Sloth Cake

I took a few photos whilst making this cake. I didn’t know how it would turn out but I was pleased with the result. Like the flower hedgehog cake, it is a fairly simple cake to decorate and the result is impressive (photo’s do not do it justice!).

I baked a deep 5 inch round cake and layered with buttercream. I gave it a coat of buttercream after this.

I made the face and features of the Sloth from fondant with tylo added to keep it firmer. I made the claws from black florist paste mixed with white fondant.

The board is covered in white fondant and I used acrylic letters pressed in for the writing. I painted the letters with edible gold dust mixed with vodka.

I chose ‘this is me’ partly for the sloth which unusually is covered in flowers rather than fur and partly for myself. I realise one of the most enjoyable parts of cake decorating for me is being creative. Something that requires a little thinking time feels good for me.

Next all was needed is to attach the face and features using edible glue.

I piped using 3 flower tips and 1 leaf tip. I stuck to small piping tips to ensure sloth wasn’t ‘too hairy’.

I particularly enjoyed adding the leaves! A little bit like a real sloth with moss growing on them.

Last to add is the hands and feet (before the buttercream dries)

And there you have it. A cute floral sloth cake. Tasty too.

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17 thoughts on “Make a Flower Sloth Cake”

  1. Heโ€™s a keeper, what a cutie loved your colour scheme too you are definitely on to a thing with the hedgehogs and sloth… wonder if it would work with a cat or dog?

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  2. Hey I was just wondering if you could tell me what the tips are called that you used and what they look like? Thank you

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  3. Do you make cakes for peoples birthday? I live pretty close and am in love with this cake design but donโ€™t have the skills to make it ๐Ÿ˜‚. How much do you charge to make this cake and to slightly personalise it? Thanks ๐Ÿ‘

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  4. Gorgeous cake, I am going to attempt this for my daughters birthday next week. How did you make the eyes and nose shiny. X

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    1. Hi Katie, thank you. I used a edible glaze spray or confectioners glaze. If you don’t have these but have a white edible food dust or colour you can paint a dot on the eyes for a light reflection.

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