It’s a Luau! What’s the best part of a luau? The roast pig, of course. Bri was celebrating her birthday with a Hawaiian themed luau, complete with leis, grass skirts, and a real roasted pig. What’s better than one pig? Two! And one that is made of cake.
I snapped a few more photos of the development of this guy, as it was a massive cake. I started out with the basic shapes: basically a round “snout” attached to a half sphere tilted sideways for the head, and then a long body (which was a few 9″x13″s that I cut and stacked). The legs were just leftover pieces of the cut up 9″x13″s.
I made some piggie colored fondant by mixing mostly copper food coloring with a touch of pink and brown into a fresh batch of homemade marshmallow fondant.
Some details: a lei made out of assorted gummy items and fondant cut outs (the flowers) strung on a thread via a needle. The “grass” beneath the pig is sour apple sour straws that I cut up and fanned out. The “cherries” are cherry sour drops.
The two pigs next to each other, about to get devoured. Eek!
Happy Birthday Bri!