Piggy Cake

I showed the invitations for this backyard BBQ awhile back, but I didn’t show off one of my proudest accomplishments – the pig cake. That’s right. I made a cake that was not only edible, but tasty, pink and looked like a little piglet. It was a minor miracle. Most everyone who knows me, knows that I spend very little time in the kitchen and probably couldn’t make an omelet to save my life. Since I waited way too long to order a professional cake, I was forced to take on the task all alone. In the spirit of Steel Magnolias’ red velvet armadillo cake, I decided the piggy should match the invites and be made out of strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting colored pink. A few boxes of cake mix and a few cans of frosting did the trick (making the pig was enough of a challenge without actually measuring and mixing all the ingredients). I even put on my black and white apron, which clearly helped me get serious.
After a few hours of pouring, baking, waiting, cooling, cutting the layers smooth, frosting, frosting and more frosting, this is what I came up with. Not too bad, eh? AND it was completely devoured – success in my book!

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