Lion cake with flower mane

I had a request for a lion cake, ordinarily I would be thinking of simba in my head or a great golden lion with a large mane. However, following the style of cakes that I love to make the most I also could picture a white lion with a mane of flowers.

The customer also liked the white lion idea so I was able to set about creating this adorable lion cake.

He was baked as a single deep 5 inch cake and layered with buttercream. I covered the cake with a thin layer of buttercream and then with fondant icing.

The legs and features are hand modelled from fondant icing and placed onto the cake before the buttercream flowers are piped. All except the ears that is, the ears are added last of all.

The colours of the buttercream were chosen to be colourful but also in keeping with a lion, so I started with the golden yellow and went from there.

Not forgetting to add a tail!

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