How to Decorate a Tiger Cake

Updated April 17, 2017

Add a touch of danger to your exotic themed party by creating a tiger cake as the centrepiece. With a lot of orange frosting and just a few touches of black detail you can create a cake art masterpiece that will have your guests reluctant to dig in. Although there are a variety of ways to decorate a tiger themed cake, this cake design will teach you how to create a simple tiger's face using just frosting.

Assemble the cake rounds with the desired cake filling. Place the cake in the refrigerator for one hour to make frosting easier.

Remove the cake from the refrigerator. Apply a 1/4 to 1/6 inch layer of orange frosting to the cake, using a spatula. Smooth out the frosting with the spatula to create an even coating.

Place a large frosting tip into a frosting bag. Load white frosting into the frosting bag. Frost two quarter-sized circles in the centre of the cake, which will be the whites of the tiger's eyes.

Place a medium-sized detailing frosting tip into a frosting bag. Load the frosting bag with black frosting. Squeeze out the black frosting to create pupils for the tiger's eyes, a nose and mouth for the tiger. Add stripes around the perimeter of the tiger's face.

Things You'll Need

  • Round cake
  • Spatula
  • Orange frosting
  • Frosting bag and tips
  • White frosting
  • Black frosting
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Missy Farage began her writing career in 2008 when her freelance articles were published in the Washington life-and-style journals "425 Magazine" and "South Sound Magazine." She has won awards for her poetry and writing. Farage holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Puget Sound.