Chocolate Hedgehog

This was a fantastic cake.

I was heartbroken when we ate it!

The chocolate buttons looked fantastic, although I had trouble not eating every other one!

Shaping the head was a pain as I would drag chunks of the icing back, ruining the effect.

I have to say it did not taste as good as it looked, but it was most definatly chocolaty!

Yep, Nibbler strikes again!

I thought it would look cute, the hamster next to the hedgehog.

As you can tell from the blurred photo I had to step in quick, Nibbler ate 3 of those chocolate buttons!!!

He was running laps around his cage all night, the noisy little blighter! Talk about sugar rush!!!


5 thoughts on “Chocolate Hedgehog

  • 07/28/2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hi, I LOVE your cake-just wondering how you made the basic shape? was there a specific cake pan to use?

  • 07/31/2011 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Jas,
    Well, I used a very old Cadbury’s cookbook. They called it a pudding basin cake. I made the mixture as needed and then put it in a 1.2 litre/2 pint pyrex bowl. I would recommend greasing with lots of butter before hand. I then cooked it for 1 hour 15mins at 180c/350f/gas mark 4. Once cooked I then got it out the bowl, with lots of worrying that it would stick! Then I had to cut it in half and stick the two pieces back together in a flatter shape for a hedgehog!
    I will make a new one in the future and photograph the stages, so keep coming back. It is the same method to make the bonfire and robin cakes!

  • 02/21/2012 at 10:30 pm

    Hello, just wondering, do you sell your cakes?

  • 03/01/2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Jaz,
    Nope, I only make my cakes for special occasions. If I had the time I might, but I would struggle at the mo. Hoping you are asking cuz you think they are good enough to sell!! (“,)

  • 08/17/2012 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t have a website. Just love trying to do cakes. My son likes snakes and his fiancee just got a hedgehog, so this would be perfect for her. Maybe I can make one, but don’t know if it will look as cute as your. Thanks for sharing it. Debbie

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