Pirate Pig

A co-worker of Ben’s wanted a birthday cake for her husband that matched a tattoo he had. The tattoo was of a pirate pig as pictured below:

She wanted a strawberry cake to make the cake that much more of a gruesome lifelike surprise when he cut into the cake. We carved the pig from a football shaped cake, covered in buttercream and then tinted flesh tone colored fondant. We had placed a piece of red fondant on the area where the ribs were to be exposed and then tore the flesh tone fondant in that area to reveal the red, then added the ribs. We then begin making all of the other body parts, sword, belt, earring and eye patch from colored fondant. We came back with silver luster dust and brushed the sword and earring to a nice silver shine like metal and this completed the brutal cute cake. May be perhaps one of our favorites. We love a bloody challenge.

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