Wilton Edgy Hedgehog Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Edgy Hedgehog Cake

Add some spikes of fun to your celebration!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time neither to bake nor cool cake nor for the fondant projects to dry. Note that with this cake, some of the fondant shapes need to be made a couple of days before serving the cake.
  • 2
    Make head 2 days in advance. Tint 24 oz. of fondant Dark Gray, 4 oz. Light Gray and 1 oz. Black. Reserve 1/2 inch ball White. Use 9 inch fondant roller to roll out 6 oz. Dark Gray fondant 1/4 inch thick. Use knife and pattern to cut head. Place piece on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 3
    Make ears also 2 days in advance. Knead 1/4 Gum Tex into 1 oz. Dark Gray fondant. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 inch thick. Download and print project template. Use ear pattern and knife to cut out two ears; reverse pattern for second ear. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 4
    Make belly and eyes also 2 days in advance. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out Light Gray fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use knife and template to cut out one belly and two eyes; reverse template for second eye. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 5
    Make nose, pupils and eye highlights also 2 days in advance. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Pink guide rings to roll out Black and White fondant, separately, 1/16 inch thick. Use straight side of F oval cut-out to cut Black nose and straight side of E round cut-out to cut Black pupils. Use narrow end of tip 12 to cut White eye highlights. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 6
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool 1-layer cake, 2 inch high.
  • 7
    Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice cake lightly. Cover cake with Dark Gray fondant.
  • 8
    Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and dots of icing to attach belly, head, eyes, pupils, eye highlights and nose to cake. Use knife to trim eyes so they do not hang off edge of cake.
  • 9
    Use scissors to trim two lollipop sticks to 3 inch Insert in top corners of cake, extending 1 inch to hold ears. Use cut disposable decorating bag and thinned fondant adhesive (1-1/2 inch Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant and 1/4 teaspoon Water) to attach ears to sticks.
  • 10
    Use 9 inch fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out Dark Gray fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use knife to cut approximately 90 freehand triangles, 3/4 inch to 1-1/4 inch high. Use damp brush to attach triangles in layers to cake, starting at outside edge and overlapping towards center.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. White 104795455 (2)
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Brown 104103415
  • Cornstarch
  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • 3 Cups of Your Favorite Cake Batter
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Recipe
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton Performance Pans 3 pc. Square Pan Set 104102707 (16 inch Cake Pan Used)
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Ovals 104793691 (F Cut-Out Used)
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Rounds 104793687 (E Cut-Out Used)
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 12 104103096
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Straight Spatula 11 inch 104106124
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 3 pc. 104105840
  • 4 inch Lollipop Sticks
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Knife
  • Food-Safe Scissors
Download Project Template