Next, cut the 8” tier in half because we will only need one layer to achieve the correct height. After you have one layer of the 8” cake you can place the half ball cake on top and, then carve down the sides so that the cake bottom cake is level with the half ball cake. After you have carved your cake you can spread icing on the entire cake and set aside to firm up.
Next up, we will work on the board for the cake so that it will resemble grass that the elephant is sitting on. You will need to get a board approximately 14” x 10” (board size will vary depending on how big you make the legs) and cover it in fondant. After the entire board is covered in fondant take green food coloring and add streaks of color to the fondant. Before the food coloring dries take a paper towel and pat the streaked area to give the fondant the appearance of grass. Repeat this process until you have covered the entire board. After you have finished the board you can move on to covering the body of the elephant in gray fondant. Don’t forget to add some wrinkles!
Ta-da a cute little elephant fit for any child's birthday!
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