I love cake and I love animals; for my day job I work in animal health, so when my bosses birthday came around I couldn’t resist making him this adorable cake!
I made 2 large lemon drizzle sheet cake scaling up a recipe from Marry Berry. I really like her recipe and think her lemon drizzle cakes has a lovely sharpness to it which balances out the sweetness nicely. I sandwiched the cake with lemon curd and free hand cut the shape of the cows head, then from the off cuts shaped the horns and ears separately and added them on before brushing the whole thing with an icing sugar and lemon juice/water mix.
I rolled out white fondant icing to cover the head and horns, Black icing to cover the ears and make the nostrils as well as the characteristic splodges of a Friesian cow. I combined white and black fondant for the eyes. For the inner ear jaw and the muzzle of the cow, I mixed red food colouring with the white fondant to produce a pale pink.
One of the diseases which our lab tests for is Bluetongue so I couldn’t resist giving the cow a cheeky little blue tongue.
I think he looks so cute and he tasted amazing too. What sort of cakes do you like to make? Do you bake for the people you work with too?
Till next time make something with love