Top off your animal themed birthday party with this adorable hedgehog cake from Melovy over at HubPages. We in the States don’t get to see many (or any!) hedgehogs outside of the local nature center, so this cute cake brings a touch of the exotic to your party.
Don’t be thinking this hedgehog cake is too time consuming and complicated, because it’s not. Melovy gives you very complete instructions for making this cake- just follow the link above- but here’s the short story. The ‘secret’ is baking your cake in a pyrex round bottom bowl, about 7″ across at the top. Melovy is clearly from the UK as she recommends a ‘pudding bowl’, but the kind available in the US will work just fine.
The second ‘secret’ here is the chocolate buttons for the hedgehog’s spines. Cadbury makes milk chocolate buttons, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen them in the grocery here in the US- then again I wasn’t looking for them! They are out there, however, as they are available on both Amazon and eBay. Worse comes to worse, you could use the chocolate disks for melting to make chocolate covered strawberries- usually in the grocery right with the strawberries.
The only other things you need are a dried cranberry for the nose and 2 raisins for the eyes. Use a fork to give the frosting that ‘fur’ look.
Pretty much just as easy as making any cake, and this hedgehog will be the hit of your animal themed party.