Ideas for Decorating a Pig Cake

There are many ways you can make a pig cake. Many companies sell pig-shaped cake pans. Pig cakes can also be carved out of a sheet cake, or you can simply decorate a cake round like a pig face. You don't have to be a professional baker to decorate a pig cake. In fact you don't even necessarily need cake-decorating tools. With a few items your pig cake will look store bought.

Ice It

Pink frosting is best for decorating a pig cake. if you can't find pink frosting, it is best to start with a white frosting when you are decorating a pig cake. You can use food colouring to change the colour of the frosting from white to pink. Use a few drops of red and mix it in slowly until you get the shade of pink you are looking for. You can also buy pink food colouring already mixed in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.

Baked Goods

You can use cupcakes to decorate your pig cake. If you cut the top off a cupcake, it makes an ideal snout for your pig's face. If you cut the top of a cupcake in half, you can put on half at the top of each side of the pig's face for ears. You can use icing to adhere the cupcakes to your pig cake. You may also consider using a Snowball pastry cake for your pig's nose as it is already decorated pink. You can also use cookies to decorate your pig cake. One half of a chocolate sandwich cookie would make an ideal nose.


Candy is ideal for decorating a pig cake if you lack cake-decorating experience. You can use red rope liquorice for your pig's tail and black rope liquorice for his eyelashes and mouth. Jelly beans and M & Ms are good for his eyes. You can use jujubes for your pig's nose holes. A Peppermint Patty would also work as your pig's nose. Marshmallows and sprinkles can also be used to decorate a pig cake.


Decorating you pig cake with fruit makes it a little healthier. Fruit slices work well as pig hooves on your cake, and you can also use them for your pig's mouth. Raisins can be used for your pig's eyes or nose holes. Cover your pig cake with coconut dyed pink with food colouring to give your pig some texture.


Fondant can be used to decorate a pig cake even if you don't have a lot of decorating experience. All you have to do is roll fondant out with a rolling pin and use cookie cutters to get the shapes you want. You can use food colouring to dye the fondant the colours you need. Separate the fondant into small sections for the different colours you will need and add food colouring before you roll it flat.

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Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.