Ta-dah! One homemade (and not perfect) King Piggy cake! He loved it!
Here's what I did...
I made a 4 layer cake, alternating yellow and chocolate. And I put homemade chocolate buttercream in between each layer. I used wrapping paper to cover my cake board.
Then I put a crumb coat all around it in the chocolate buttercream. I placed it in the fridge for about 20 minutes then put another layer of chocolate buttercream.
For the head I baked the cake in a glass kitchen bowl. I filled it half way and baked it for right around an hour. I checked it a lot toward the end. I did this twice making two halves of my sphere. Then when they were cooled, I leveled the bottoms flat and placed frosting in between the two halves. Then I frosted them sphere with green buttercream.
I smoothed out the chocolate buttercream and drew lines for slats. Then I piped a very thick line of frosting on each side and across the top and bottom. This gave it the raised effect. I did this technique all the way around the cake and on top. Then I took a toothpick and carved in wood grain. I also used white frosting and piped on a sign on each side. And red frosting to write my son's name and "TNT".
Pretend my counter isn't a complete mess....but I make a mess when I decorate. Notice all of the piping bags behind?
I made a thick cake board for underneath my piggy head so it wouldn't sink. I also placed several dowels in the lower cake too. Then I used Rice Crispy Treats (store bought) to make the ears, crown and snout. I frosted over the Rice Crispy Treats with buttercream.
I used white frosting for the eyes and made black for the nose, ears, eyebrows, etc. I used fruit snacks for the jewels on the crown.
Here is a shot from the side.
I wish I had more time to smooth out the green a little better but I was kind of in a hurry and needed to get it done.
I put a 4 on the back for my little one.
And there you have it! One homemade Piggy King from Angry Birds!