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.