Sleepy Fox Cake


Today was my Granny’s 80th Birthday; because she’s very into her wildlife and country living I decided to make a stylised sleeping fox cake surrounded by leaves and mushrooms to mark the occasion. I used a food colour painting technique on this creation and as a first attempt I think it went relatively well- what do you think?


TIP: Imprint the veins of leaves into roll-out icing then cut around the shape.  When slightly hardened, paint with food colouring to create realistic looking foliage!


To Successfully Paint Fondant: Mix a little paste food colouring with a drop of vodka and paint the covered cake with a clean paintbrush (the vodka keeps the icing from going soggy and will evaporate quickly).

I hope you like my design and good luck with any you might be planning!



  1. I think you did a fabulous job and I expect your Granny loved it and is very proud of you. Thanks for the useful tips, although I am a long way from your expertise yet.

  2. Wow, what a truly beautiful cake! The detail is amazing – I especially love the little toadstools. Thank you so much for following my blog, I’m looking forward to reading more of your lovely posts too.

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