Baby Safari

Baby Safari
Baby Safari Baby Safari

This was a cake that I made for my Goddaughter’s first little boy. She wanted it all done in a baby safari theme. The palm trees were the hardest part for me. The palms kept falling off during the drying time. I finally had to place a ball of gum paste at the end of the ‘trunk’ to dry completely before adding the palm leafs so that there would be a foundation for them to hang on to. I had a hard time parting with these little guys. They were one of my first attempts at gum paste figures and I kind of fell in love with them. lol


Wow, your animals are just too cute!!! They’re adorable xxxx

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I can see why you would hate to part with them. They are some of the most adorable animals. I especially love the monkey & elephant! Just so cute! I also see that you have some amazing piping skills. Something I very much lack!

Toni, Pennsylvania,

Thanks to you both. Toni, piping is what I do best. I sooooo want to take a class doing the Lambeth Method of cake design, but those kinds of classes are far and few between. I know that Kathleen Lang has her boot camp classes, but she is way out in California and it’s just not realistic for me to take a trip out there when I am more of a hobby baker. She is supposed to be working on some DVDS and I told her I wanted on her mailing list as soon as they are done. That, I can do. Purchase DVDS! lol I’ll post some of my butter cream piped cakes so you can see some of the. =O)

Oh yes, do post some! I admire cake designers that can do magic with butter cream! I’m lucky if I can pipe a flower on a cupcake! LOL I do want to take a class sometime, or at least get a good DVD

Toni, Pennsylvania,

love the details, especially the blushed cheeks…. wonderful work, as always. :)

Tracy Buttermore


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The elephant and the giraffe are so cute! Love your animals.
What is the Lambeth method?

Radhika, Singapore,

Thank you Raika. The Lambeth method of cake decorating is where you layer several piped rows (at least 3) of icing one on top of another starting with a large tip and then gradually working up to a smaller tip. It’s called over-piping. Here is a link that will give examples.