Balancing Dumbo With "Gravity Defying Ears" Is The Star Of The Circus!

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Made this circus themed cake featuring “Dumbo the Flying Elephant and His Friends” sugar art figurines for one year old Micah’s birthday party in February. Micah’s mom gave me full reign over the design and so I set off to create a cake that will be the highlight of the occasion. This was the most challenging 3D sugar art figurine that I have attempted so far… Dumbo standing on his hind legs, balancing on a ball and with his gravity defying ears stretching out horizontally, as if he is going to take flight any second. Also in the act are two of Dumbo’s flying buddies balancing on balls, the cigar smoking “Jim Crow” and his soul brother, “Straw Hat Crow”. Not to be missed is Dumbo’s best friend “Timothy Mouse” holding out a circus themed plaque with the birthday boy’s name on it.

To give the cake a vintage feel, I painted the scrolls on Micah’s name plaque and the tip of the circus flag pole with edible 24K gold.

Thanks for looking! :) XXX

-- Pauline Bakes The Cake!

Pauline Bakes The Cake!! you really are quite something!! spectacular work!! incredible!! this one surely hits the Jackpot! :) Good decision to leave the design to you… perfect job!! xx

Have added this to my Pinterest Board of Amazing Cakes!

-- 'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela

OH MY GOODNESS! Polly this is absolutely amazing!!!!!! No wonder it is your favourite cake of yours, it most definitely is mine too! Can’t wait to share this with everyone!!!! :D :D :D


love love love it, its fab well done :))))x

-- D.Bowers

Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG this is just unbelievable!!!! UN – FRICKEN – BELIEVABLE!!!! I actually can’t find the words I want to to describe it, its brilliant Pauline!

-- Sweet Jepsons

Thank you so much Fiona, Jen & Debbie! This is one of my favorite cakes that I wanted to keep to myself. Thanks to Jen who convinced me to share it. :) xxxx

-- Pauline Bakes The Cake!

Thanks so much Karen! I kept this cake to myself for a month. See what a procrastinator I am! :)

-- Pauline Bakes The Cake!

This one is fantastic Pauline!

-- Radhika, Singapore,

You cannot keep a cake like this hidden Polly, you just can’t. :) So glad you shared it with us. xx


Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful work Pauline!

-- Tatiana,

Thanks Radhika and Tatiana for your lovely comments! THanks for your appreciation of my work. :) xxx

-- Pauline Bakes The Cake!

You are the reason I released this cake to be seen, Jen! I thought you would be satisfied with Dumbo’s awesome back view and cute tush! Lol! :) xxx

-- Pauline Bakes The Cake!

This is jaw dropping! What an amazing cake!

Nothing nicer than being given Carte Blanche on a cake design!!! your creative flair certainly cake to the fore on this… incredible gravity work here and perfection in modelling… you really are so very very talented!!

-- You must never limit your challenges, instead you must challenge your limits