This cake is a great example of how you don't have to create everything from fondant, and still have a really great looking cake.
You can usually pick up a cake kit from your local grocery store, or party city. We used the kit from Madagasgar, and it worked perfectly with out African Safari theme.
Since we don't own a cake printer yet, we will sometimes print out a picture and laminate it so we can place it on the cake. The map of Africa is an example of how this looks. This could all be hand painted, and everything could be made edible, including all the animals and trees.
Sometimes, you may not want to spend the time to do that, or your client may not have it in their budget to have everything handmade, so this is a great alternative. The cake is still covered in fondant, and after you eat the cake, you can still play with the animals. Great for a kids party!!
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