Animal Cakes
The secret to making the cutest cake? Add an animal!
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Create delightful animal cake toppers sure to charm even your littlest guests.
Etty van Urk
Etty van Urk
Whether they’re posing for a treat or adorning a cake, dogs bring a smile and sense of joy that’s always worth celebrating. Join award-winning sugar artist Etty van Urk, better known as the Cake Dutchess, and learn to make edible canine cake toppers along with some fun accessories such as bones, bandanas and more. Using basic shapes and easy-to-follow techniques, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite doggos for any occasion.
Etty van Urk
Etty van Urk
Learn all about the fondant birds and the sugarpaste bees, and make adorable animal cake toppers with cake designer Sharon Wee.
Sharon Wee
Sharon Wee
Call your mama about this llama!!! We CANNOT stop admiring its adorableness. And seriously, you don't need any fancy skills to make it come out great. If you can bake (or buy!) a square cake, you're halfway there.
Beginner
If you can handle food coloring and the most basic piping techniques, you can nail any one of these cute critter cakes — or all of them! Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you've got this.
Beginner
Every dog has its day, so make your next celebration truly fetching with cake designer Elisa Strauss!
Elisa Strauss
Elisa Strauss
Just three little details — some slivered almonds, orange jimmies and candy eyes — can transform otherwise plain cake pops into adorable critters that are almost too cute to eat.
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With shimmering white heart sprinkles hidden among the feathers, this cake is the perfect Valentine's Day surprise for your sweetheart. (But we also love it for a baby shower or ballet-themed birthday party.) The magic is all in the candy melt “feathers,” a technique you’re gonna want to use all over the place.
Beginner
Shop Supplies
  • Make cakes and baking projects a big success with the nimble Ateco Offset Spatula. Create enticingly iced results with this spatula's stainless steel blade, which is taper ground for even flexibility. Better yet, the spatula's polyoxymethylene thermoplastic handle combines the feel of wood with the dishwasher-safe convenience of plastic.
  • Create your best buttercream ruffles with this convenient set – perfect for embellishing baby shower, birthday and wedding cakes.
  • A lot of time and care goes into creating cakes that bring a smile to everyone at the party! Make sure your cakes are properly stabilized as they're transported with the 12 inch Wilton Circle Cake Boards. Made from strong corrugated cardboard, these essential boards are also perfect for supporting and separating multi-tier cakes.
  • The quality is worth getting excited about — the convenience is just icing on the cake. The Ateco Disposable Bags on a Roll offer incredible grip, featuring a soft, pliable polyethylene construction that will help you take command of your cake decorating.
  • Bring dogs, cats or any long-haired animals to life in cake! With this Long Fur Mat from Marvelous Molds, you'll be able to create the look of animal fur quickly and easily. Designed by sugar artist extraordinaire Elisa Strauss, this food-grade silicone mat produces incredibly realistic results. Get yours today to create cakes that look like they might bark, meow or roar at any minute.
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