Here is a funny pig in mud cake I made with a pig playing in ‘chocolate mud’.
This piggy cake can be a cool way of teasing someone close, which is exactly why I made the cake. The person I made the cake for is often nicknamed ‘piggy’ in the family. And we decided we would tease her more on her birthday by making her a pig-themed cake. This time a messy pig in mud cake!
This was a fairly easy cake to make. And can be assembled pretty quickly too provided the pig topper and the cookie fence has been prepared ahead of time.
How to Make Funny Pig in Mud Cake
Here is what I used to make this cake:
- One square cake – I made an 8-inch square chocolate cake and covered it with chocolate ganache. I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe and baked only one layer. Since it was a single layer cake, the cake height was approximately 2 inches only. The cake was for a small family event so we did not want too much cake. Since it was a single layer, I did not layer it further. So the cake was not filled with any icing. But of course, if you want it to be filled, you can always layer the cake for filling. Or you can bake 2 cakes and sandwich them together.
- Chocolate ganache – I made the ganache based on my recipe here. In fact, I made the ganache one day ahead. This gave the icing sufficient time to thicken and be of the right consistency of the cake.
- Chocolate covered finger cookies – I bought these from a local store and used them with fondant to create the fence. These are basically long and thin cookies dipped in chocolate.
- Fondant – There was not much fondant used on the cake. I used it to make the pig, the cookies fence as well as for the tiny flowers on the cake. The pig was made using pink fondant. To hold the cookies, I used black fondant. The tiny flowers and leaves were made using yellow, red, and green fondant.
- Birthday message plaque – I bought this from a local cake decorating shop. It was made of plastic. And has a pick so it was easy to just poke it anywhere on the cake in an upright position.
A cute little pig in mud cake topper
And here is how I assembled this pig in mud cake:
Covering with ganache ‘mud’
- I baked the cake, leveled, and placed it on a cake board.
- I then covered it with generous amounts of ganache. Using a palette knife, I created the spikes effect on the ganache on the cake.
- Once the whole cake was covered with ganache mud spikes, I positioned the cookie fence on the cake by poking the fence very gently into the cake. I made a total of 4 of these fences. And placed them at the edge of the cake, forming a ‘closure’ for the pig.
Pig in mud topper
- As for the pig topper, I made it a few days in advance. This was to allow the pig topper sufficient time to set and harden.
- I used Wilton fondant to make the pig. I don’t normally use Wilton but had some extra at home. And the pink was very suitable for the pig, so I used it.
- I also made thecookie fence ahead of time. To make this, I simply rolled long ropes of black fondant. And then I tied the cookie sticks together to form the fence. This was not very easy to do. It took me a while because it was kind of difficult to hold the cookies in place while tying them with soft ‘fondant’ ropes.
- Once the fence was in place, I place the fondant pig in the center. The ganache was enough to hold the pig in place. So I did not use any picks or glue to hold it. I then dabbed some chocolate ganache randomly on the pig to give it a messy mud effect.
- Finally, the flowers and leaves went on and followed by the birthday message plaque.
A funny and cute pig in mud cake
And that’s it. My funny pig in mud cake.
Hope you enjoyed this sharing !
Happy Caking 🙂