Got a little one who loves Peppa Pig? Want to know how to make them a Peppa Pig cake without losing the plot and being left with a kitchen that looks like a bomb’s hit it?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
According to Google ‘how to make a Peppa Pig cake’ is tapped into search engines almost 7,000 times a month, closely followed by the more specific how to make a Peppa Pig muddy puddles cake.
After sharing my own version on Instagram for the youngest’s third birthday quite a few of you asked me to share how I did it, so I thought I’d add my offering to the search engine results with how to make a Peppa Pig cake in 10 easy steps – and they really are easy peasy!
View this post on Instagram
One Peppa Pig muddy puddles cake for my Valentine’s Day baby done! I searched online, pinched several different ideas, put them all together & am quite pleased with the result because you never know how these things are going to turn out when it’s all just in your head I know buying a cake is a whole lot easier & less stress but for me making one from scratch is my way of saying I love you, plus you don’t get to lick the bowls with a shop bought one & there’s no leftover icing either! #homemade #bakedwithlove #valentinesbaby #three
You don’t need to be a whizz in the kitchen, you don’t need lots of fancy equipment and you certainly don’t need to spend a fortune – in fact, you don’t even need to bake the actual cake yourself!
How to make a Peppa Pig cake in 10 easy steps
- 2 x round sponge cakes (homemade or shop bought – it doesn’t matter!)
- 1 x tub chocolate butter icing
- Jam for filling (optional)
- 2 x boxes of Cadbury chocolate fingers
- 1 x pack green fondant icing
- Edible flowers
- Edible glue or water for sticking
- Peppa Pig characters (I bought a family set from eBay)
- Rainbow cake topper (optional)
What to do:
1. Bake (or buy) two round sponge cakes. These can be any size you like as long as they’re the same size (I used 10” round tins and made one chocolate sponge and one vanilla and almond sponge because I ran out of cocoa powder!) As a rule of thumb a 10” round cake will feed 20-25 people.
2. Fill the cake with jam and chocolate butter icing, then, using a knife, cover the whole cake with the rest of the chocolate butter icing, keeping a little back to use as your muddy puddle. This doesn’t need to be super neat as it’s for sticking purposes and will all end up covered.
3. Roll out the green fondant icing and, using the base of your cake tin as a guide, cut a circle the same size as the top of your cake (if you didn’t bake the cakes don’t panic, just measure the top of the cake and cut a circle accordingly).
4. Place your green circle of fondant on top of the cake and pat down into place.
5. Now cover the sides of the cake with Cadbury chocolate fingers, pushing each one firmly into the butter icing so they stick (this bit smells fab!)
6. Once you’ve covered the top of the cake with the green fondant and the sides with the Cadbury chocolate fingers, use your remaining chocolate butter icing to make your muddy puddle. There’s no rhyme or reason to this – just dollop the icing on top of the cake and move it around with the back of spoon to create your muddy puddle. The shape is completely up to you!
7. Now the basics are complete you can add your Peppa Pig characters. For previous cakes I’ve raided the kids’ toy box, but after three kids the figures all look a bit manky so this year I bought a Peppa Pig family from eBay with the added bonus they can be played with afterwards. Again, there’s no rhyme or reason to exactly where these should go – simply stand or sit them in and around your muddy puddle.
8. Once the figures are in place you can start adding decorations. I bought a set of brightly coloured edible flowers from eBay and randomly stuck them around the muddy puddle with edible glue. If you don’t have edible glue a spot of water works just as well.
9. I also couldn’t resist a rainbow cake topper I came across on eBay – again, it can be used again and again and I know it will come in handy for future cakes and bakes. You can place it wherever you like on your cake – I put it behind the muddy puddle and Peppa and her family
10. Once everything is in place on your cake a brightly coloured ribbon is a great finishing touch (I keep a selection which, like the rainbow cake topper, I can use again and again) along with your candles, which you can randomly stick anywhere you like.
Et voila – one Peppa Pig muddy puddle cake done!
Like I said, you don’t need to be a whizz in the kitchen, you don’t need lots of fancy equipment and you don’t need to spend a fortune either – and the look on their face on the big day is priceless!