How to decorate pig cake

by Lou
(LaGrange,GA)

I am making a pig birthday cake for my granddaughter.

I was going to use pink fondant , but I also wanted to simulate the fine pig hair on a real pig.

Do you have any ideas on how to make the pig hair?

I thought about cotton candy, but it melts quickly if in contact with moisture. Any other ideas?

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Try a Comb
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Lou,

You could try 'combing' the hair texture into the fondant with an inexpensive plastic hair comb.

Just lightly comb and lift a little at the end of the stroke to get a realistic, fine hair effect.

If you do this effect with pink fondant, you could let it dry out a little and dust with petal dust in a different shade of pink or even brown for a more detailed effect.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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