This hamster cake possibly one of cutest cakes I’ve ever made!
The first week of January was time off from baking for me however I couldn’t keep myself completely away. So when my little boy suggested I made a hamster cake (including a wheel – no way I was attempting a hamster wheel!) I couldn’t say no.
I like to use both buttercream and fondant icing on my animal cakes so here’s how to make a cute Little Peach Cakery Hamster Cake.
You will need:
Sugarcraft tools – rolling pin, knife, cake smoother, small rose petal or circle cutters.
A 5 inch round cake, approx 5 inch tall and domed top.
10 inch cake board and ribbon
Piping tips – Wilton 6B, star and drop flower
Buttercream (250g butter and 500g icing sugar)
Sugarpaste – white, pink and black
Food colour – rose
Edible glaze (optional)
1. Bake your cake, let it cool. Cut into 3 or 4 even layers.
2. Fill layers with buttercream and cover cake in thin layer of buttercream.
3. Roll out enough fondant to cover the front of the cake.
4. For the cheeks, make a sausage long enough to reach horizontally across the front of the face area. Make a long dip across the middle of one side only.
5. Roll 2 little sausages of fondant, narrower at one end for the arms. Make 2 small pink balls for hands and mark lines on for fingers. Attach together with edible glue.
6. For the feet, use 2 equal sized balls of white fondant. Make 2 little pink feet and mark toes. Attach together with edible glue.
7. The nose is a small ball of pink fondant. Add a touch of edible glaze if desired.
8. Make the ears with small rose or circle cutters. Cut 2 white circles and 2 pink circles. Attach the pink ontop of the white to make 2 ears. Leave to hardern at room temp.
9. Make 2 equal pea sized balls from black fondant for eyes. Add edible glaze or a touch of white for a more realistic look. Do not attach to cake yet!
10. Colour the buttercream into 3 shades. Divide into 3 piping bags.
11. Start piping the largest tip first. Then go back and fill in the gaps with the smaller tips. Pip up to the cheeks on the face.
12. Add the ears into the buttercream.
13. Add the eyes onto the buttercream on the face.
14. I like to use Sweet Stamps letter’s to finish off the cake board. Painted with edible gold.
You’re finished, admire the cute little cake you have made!