Lions and Hippos and Bears Oh My!

Well I dont know about you, but ive had an absolute cracker of a week! I went away for a long weekend break to the Southern Highlands and explored all around Bowral, Robertson, Kangaroo Valley etc, then I went further south to Ulladulla to spend some time at my Grandpa’s house. All a bit bitter sweet really.

However, a constant thought on my mind has been my cake toppers for the Ginger Ninja. Ive decided to elaborate on my design and include not only that cute little lion but also a figurine of the Ninja herself, alongside a hippo, elephant, bear and maybe a snake thrown in for good measure. Im pretty damn pleased with the results!

I think this cuddly bear just wants someone to hug!

Nelly the elephant packed her trunk…

(note the much smaller trunk! and apologies for the less than clear picture)

Henry the Hippo

So all was well in the animal kingdom until… I found out that almost twice as many people are coming to dinner than I previously expected! Disaster! So I had a bit of a think and came up with what is hopefully a idea. I have decided to make one cake with the big animals on it and make a series of cupcakes with mini animals on them. I started a batch of minis last night and im pretty damn happy with the results. Who thought mini animals would be even cuter!

Mini bears, mini lions, what more could you want?!

Uh oh… I think that snake is eyeing you off as his dinner…

Oh wait! It doesnt have a mouth! No snakebites today!

Now all I need to do is bake the cake, and decorate it, and get it to the restaurant in one piece… ah!

On a lighter note, I would love to hear about your latest baking/cake decorating conquests!

By Katie

What can I say? I love sweets, in all shapes and sizes! You only live once, so why not indulge once in a while? Or, in my case, most of the time...


  1. I love you. and my cake. and my jungle animals. i still cannot bring my self to eat them, though the cake around them is slowly disappearing. oh, and i love that i am called ginger ninja on your blog.

  2. This site is amazing Katie! and these animals are the cutest things i have ever seen! You are so talented!

  3. Thanks hun! But you know I cant take credit for the site, send some of your congrats to my other half 🙂

  4. Oh my God, this is SO cuuuute!!!

    It must require so much patience and precision, I’m very impressed!

    I can’t bake to save my life, but your blog inspires me to at least maybe try, one day… 🙂

  5. thankyou my dear! I wouldn’t be surprised if you could do something MORE amazing if you tried 🙂

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