To go along with the piggy cookies that I made in my last post, I also made a piggy cake. To get the shape of the piggy head, I used the same cake pan that I used for my Hello Kitty shaped cake. I figured the shape of the face and the ears could be easily turned into a pig!
Since the birthday girl loves chocolate, I baked two layers of my favorite chocolate cake, and then filled it with a rich chocolate mousse (the same chocolate mousse recipe that I used to fill my heart surprise cake, as well as the various triple chocolate mousse cakes that I've made.) Once filled and stacked, I cut off Hello Kitty's bow and carved the cake a bit to further shape the piggy ears. Then I covered it with pink cream cheese frosting.
After the crumb coat of frosting was applied, I piped black frosting for the eyes and the outline of the snout. Then I filled in the piggy face with the pink frosting, using a star tip.
I thought the resulting piggy cake was really cute, although next time I'd probably do an extra layer of frosting for the snout, so that it would be raised a bit higher than the rest of the face. In any case, I hope the birthday girl enjoyed her piggy cake and cookies! Happy Birthday!