I haven't had a chance to give cake carving a go but I was asked to make an Iggle Piggle so I thought it would be a great opportunity to try it out although I opted for quite a simple shape for my first go. I found it so much fun and pretty messy :-) ITo get the perfect Iggle Piggle shape I found a colouring in drawing on the internet and photo copied it so it was A3 size. I then cut around the Iggle Piggle dawing so I had a template I could lay on top of my cake and carve round it. I made the head separate from the body. I first layered the cake and butter iced it and then put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so it hardened a bit. This helped prevent the cake from falling apart when doing the carving. Once the shape was carved I put another layer of butter icing on the cake and refrigerated again for 30 minutes before covering with sugarpaste.
As well as the Iggle Piggle I decided to make a star cake out of the left over cake as I seemed to cook a little too much. Pleased I did as I think it was a great addition and also a great place to put the candles!
Here is a picture of my Iggle Piggle
Hope you like my Iggle Piggle.
Happy Baking Everyone!