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To be proud of this (and ask if you can tell what it will be)

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QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 17:32:08

So not quite finished and my first go of making/decorating a large cake. I'm proud of it and know the little boy it's for is going to love it. Can you tell what it will be?

IJustHadToNameChange Sat 26-May-18 17:32:52

A pie chart?

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 17:34:39

Hint: it's an animal (or will be when finished)

Cornettoninja Sat 26-May-18 17:34:57

Octonaught? Is there a white one?

Hippobottymus Sat 26-May-18 17:35:15

Sheep?

AsAProfessionalFekko Sat 26-May-18 17:36:54

Pacman?

ALemonyPea Sat 26-May-18 17:37:17

Penguin?

Looks great so far, well done

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 17:38:35

Such a range of answers! Thank you, I'm chuffed with it especially as my piping skills are super rusty!

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 17:39:19

Forgot to say, the correct answer has been said. It's a

AsAProfessionalFekko Sat 26-May-18 17:40:35

Are you using a bag or syringe? I once madw the mistake of piping a bloody spiderman cake and thought that my hands were broken by the end.

nervousnails Sat 26-May-18 17:41:41

A cow?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 26-May-18 17:41:56

Got to be a penguin.
Post another pic when it's done.

ScreamingValenta Sat 26-May-18 17:43:16

I'm guessing a sheep

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 17:49:03

Gah posted too soon sorry. It will be a sheep. Used a piping bag and yes, my wrist is now killing!

Mollie85 Sat 26-May-18 17:57:14

Although you’ve done most of the piping by now, a tip from me would be to dip the metal tip of the piping bag into some hot water if it’s ever difficult to use or your buttercream has gone hard grin fab skills op

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 18:03:16

Thank you! Buttercream was pretty soft but I'll remember that.

Now I just have to make ears and pipe some kind of face.

MereDintofPandiculation Sat 26-May-18 18:29:39

My enthusiasm for decorating has increased since finding you can get little felt tip pen things for drawing on icing. Now I don't have to do that thing of dividing my batch of icing into separate bits to be coloured differently, then finding I've run out of one of the colours and have to make a new batch. And gold highlights improve all sorts of things.

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-May-18 22:26:05

Thanks. I saw those but I don't think they'd work for this because it's buttercream not fondant.

Mollie85 Sun 27-May-18 08:39:36

Are you ready to show the finished article, OP? grin

QuestionableMouse Sun 27-May-18 10:12:20

Not quite, heading to the shops to pick up the last few bits.

chocolatemademefat Sun 27-May-18 10:35:43

It looks lovely already. Well done!

GalwayWayfarer Sun 27-May-18 10:37:06

Gorgeous!! Well done OP! And buttercream so much nicer than horrible sugarpaste - it looks delicious!

QuestionableMouse Sun 27-May-18 11:31:07

I may have sampled the buttercream and yes, it's lovely. Lots of proper vanilla yum. I was going to use fondant but it's so tasteless.

QuestionableMouse Sun 27-May-18 16:06:04

So it's done. I think it's a bit less than perfect but I'm still happy with it, especially for a first try. I'm not sure about the eyes and might redo them though.

Redpriestandmozart Sun 27-May-18 16:33:30

That is beautiful, very well done indeed. However I would not have it teetering on the edge of the bench, if it fell I would cry sad

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