50 Easy Make Animal Cakes for Every Occasion ...

Animal cakes are mostly for kid's birthday parties but they can be made appropriate for all sorts of occasions. There’s a huge trend for cakes to be made of tiered structures decorated with lots of really cute fondant animals, but for my selection of animal cakes I've ignored those. No skills in fondant modeling required here.

1. Lamb Cake

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Via 7 Amazing And Crazy Animal ...

I never thought of sheep as making great subjects for animal cakes but here you go. Those adorable curls are made from white chocolate.

2. Lion Cake

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Via 7 Amazing And Crazy Animal ...

Here's a lion that's not at all scary. You can eat him rather than he eat you.

3. Dog Cake

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Via Shaped cakes

He's a cutey.

4. Fish Cake

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Via 7 Amazing And Crazy Animal ...

No fish in this fish cake.

5. Owl Cake

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Via Cakes

Lots of buttercream needed for this one.

6. Pig Cake

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Via headofthetablerental.com

Ok, so at the beginning I said no fondant modeling, but everyone can make a pair of piggy ears yes?

7. Puppy Cake

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Via Dominic's Puppy Party

Easy to make if you're not confident of your cake sculpting skills.

8. Giraffe Cake

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Via 7 Amazing And Crazy Animal ...

Spots made from toasted coconut flakes - yum!

9. Dolphin Cake

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Via Dolphin Cake - How to ...

Flipping heck. It's Flipper.

10. Bee Cake

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Via Bee a Party Maker Cake

What a cutey.

11. Guinea Pig

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Via 6 Bittersweets

Glance quickly and you think it's a real guinea pig.

12. Rabbit Cake

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Via Rising To The Berry: Bunny ...

This is the sort of animal cake you can make with limited skills.

13. Doggie Cake

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Via Dessert

Easier than it looks because there's just a long round or rectangular cake under all that icing fur.

14. Teddy Bear Cake

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Via Food & Drink that I ...

So cute for baby's birthday or a baby shower.

15. Armadillo Cake

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Via Armadillo cake

Don't forget, the innards must be made of red velvet cake (a la Steel Magnolias).

16. Cute Dalmatian Cake

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Via Dalmatian Cake

Maybe not so easy.

17. Penguin Cake

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Via trax77.com

Do you know of Pingu? I would so make this cake because I love that crazy penguin.

18. Dog Cake

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Via Dog Cake

Oh could anyone bear to cut into this to eat him?

19. Kitty Cake

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Via Food

Anyone should be able to produce this special little cake. You could even use a store bought pound or fruit cake and just decorate it.

20. Cat Cake

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Via for ARTS SAKE

He looks kinda scary and hard to make. I think I prefer the previous cat cake.

21. Bass Fish Cake

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Via Bass Fish Birthday Cake

Remind you of Billy Bass the Talking fish?

22. Owl Cake

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Via My Owl Barn

Lots of fondant feathers needed for this.

23. Poodle Cake

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Via Top Ten - Dog-Themed Birthday ...

Woof woof!

24. Cat Cake

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Via Quick as a Cat Cake

What's not to love about cats and chocolate?

25. Dog and Cat Cake

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Via Michelle's Sweet Cakes

Feline and canine lovers unite.

26. Pig, Cow and Sheep Cake

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Via pig,cow and sheep!

When you can't decide which farm animal cake to make.

27. Yorkshire Terrier Cake

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Via Yorkie Cake by keki-girl on ...

A work of art.

28. Teddy Bear Cake

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Via Yellow Cake Recipe

I once made a pottery figure of a bear and his fur came from pushing clay through a sieve. I wonder if the same technique is used here.

29. Butterfly Cake

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Via kids-theme-parties.com

Made from two round sponges. Can you do that, do you think?

30. Lamb Cake

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Via DIY Fluffy Lamb Cake Decorating ...

What a sheepish smile!

31. Caterpillar Cake

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Via Caterpillar Cake

Change the front end and you could easily make it into a serpent cake.

32. Lion Cake

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Via one handed cooks: kids party ...

I love the way his mane is made from easy fondant cutouts.

33. Butterfly Cake

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Via rainbows

Stock up on lots of food colors for this one.

34. DIY Owl Cake

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Via relativetaste.net

A chocolate and coffee owl. How wise.

35. Cow Cake

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Via Thrifty Craftin' Mama: Pinterest Country ...

Ermintrude from the Magic Roundabout, anyone?

36. Hedgehog Cake

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Via flickr.com

One of the oldest and most classic animal cakes.

37. Giraffe Cake

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Via Giraffe Birthday Cake

Cute beyond cute.

38. Teddy Bear Cake

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Via My Cakes

A great excuse to make a whole load of chocolate buttercream. No fighting over who gets to lick the bowl though.

39. Elephant Cake

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Via Kids-Boys

Jumbo cake for a jumbo party.

40. Fish Cake

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Via Make-A-Wish Fish Cake

Stick candles in to make it a make-a-wish-fish-cake.

41. Spider Cake

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Via At Second Street: Halloween

For Halloween or a little monster's special day.

42. Whale Cake

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Via Vineyard Vines Cake

Have a whale of a time at a party with this cake.

43. Penguin Cake

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Via Penguins Birthday Party Ideas | ...

Easier than it looks.

44. Black and White Cat Cake

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Via Pussy Cat Cake

Fun smiley kitty.

45. Monkey Cake

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Via Wyatt's Birthday

The cupcake tail and arms and legs are great.

46. Spooky Centipede Cake

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Via 7 Amazing And Crazy Animal ...

Hope you like black licorice.

47. Ladybug Cake

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Via party

Another of the classic animal cakes.

48. Puppy Dog Cake

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Via Starlight Custom Cakes - Sculpted ...

Perfect for a sweet little girl.

49. Wide-Eyed Owl Cake

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Via Wide-Eyed Owl Cake

I've seen quite a few animal cakes made from a single
square cake. It's a very effective decorating technique.

50. Teddy Bear Cake!

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Via thefamilyroom.marthastewart.com

Even more chocolate buttercream.

So there you have it. Animal cakes that most of us could probably make a decent go of (and a couple we probably wouldn’t ever attempt). Which would be your favorite animal to bake as a cake?

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