This sweet little Hedgehog Cake was fun and cute and a perfect birthday cake for the hedgie lover in your life! I'm sharing the details of how I made it along with links to the recipes and tools used!
This was my last cake of 2022 and I couldn't have been more excited to make it. It was small and easy and fun!
My daughter is a hedgehog lover and owner and she's mentioned a few times me making a hedgehog cake so I had to say yes... even though I had the weekend "off" from cake and had planned for it to be a down week for me.
Sarah has owned three hedgehogs... this is her current baby, Stardust:
They were in the Pet Parade at a local festival last Fall and won 1st place 😊
Anywho... I digress. Let's talk about the cake.
How to Make a Hedgehog Cake
I don't have a photo tutorial but I hope I can talk you through this sweet little cake.
- Bake, fill, and crumb-coat two (2) 7-inch cakes. I used this white almond sour cream cake and vanilla buttercream. But you could use any flavors you like, including chocolate, strawberry, etc. As always, I baked in Magic Line pans.
- Chill your cake until cold all the way through. I prefer overnight.
- Trim the top corner edge off the cake to give it a rounded look. Just a small trim will do the trick.
- Cut out a semi-circle piece modeling chocolate for the face. I used this Satin Ice Chocolate Fondant and place it on the cake. If you have trouble getting it to stick, using a slightly damp paper dowel, dab the side of the cake until the buttercream is moist and sticky so the fondant will stick to it.
- Mix up three colors of buttercream (I used pink, yellow and dusty blue). One cup (or less) of each is plenty.
- Using these Russian piping tips and a #22 star tip, pipe the flowers/stars onto the cake, mixing up the colors to give it variation.
- For the feet, arms/legs, and ears, I used the backend of large piping tips to cut out circles of modeling chocolate. For the arms/feet, I used thicker modeling chocolate, then a butter knife to score them. For the ears, I roll it out thinner. You could also use small circle cookie cutters.
- For her face, I cut out an oval-ish piece of modeling chocolate then added nose/snout on top in a small pyramid shape. One benefit of modeling chocolate is being able to smooth seams until they disappear and that's what I did here. Then I added the pink nose and used a ball tool to make an indention to add small balls of black fondant for the eyes.
- That's it!! She was presented on a cake drum with a white ribbon. See my tutorial here for adding ribbon to a cake board.
And that's all I have for you! I fell in love with this sweet little cake and I hope I have an opportunity to make another one!