How to make a Peppa Pig cake

A couple of weeks ago my  daughter turned 5. She wanted a Peppa Pig cake and Peppa Pig is what she got!

Since my 9-year-old daughter was 1 years old, my husband and I have made some pretty good cakes (if I say so myself!). I usually bake them and make the icing and my husband designs them – cutting out, icing and adding the details. The cake highlights over the years have been a Dorothy the Dinosaur cake, Thomas the Tank Engine cake, Shark and butterfly cakes and a Lego man cake.

Here are the step by step instructions to make a Peppa Pig cake to look like this.

Peppa Pig cake made with love

For this Peppa Pig cake, we used a rectangle baking/cake pan, like this.

This is big enough for a double mixture. Line and grease before pouring the batter in.

Here is the recipe we used for the cake. It is a tried and true vanilla cake a friend from America gave me when we lived there and I have made at least 17 of these. I have included the real recipe and the double recipe for a larger cake.

Simple white cake 

Ingredients (single cake)                                                                       Ingredients (double cake)

200 g white sugar (castor or raw)                                                              400 g sugar (castor or raw)

115g butter (or margarine)                                                                            200 g sugar (or margarine)

2 eggs                                                                                                                 4 eggs

10 ml vanilla extract                                                                                      10 ml vanilla extract

190 g self raising flour                                                                                  380 g self raising flour

120 ml milk                                                                                                     240 ml mil (or slightly less depending on consistency)


1. Preheat oven to 175 C. Grease and line round (20cm) cake tin or what ever shape you need your cake.

2. In a medium bowl, use a mix master to cream together sugar and butter until it is white and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Stir in milk until the batter is smooth. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake for 30 – 40 mins (a double mixture may need an extra 10 mins) in a preheated oven. Cake is done when it springs back or your folk comes out clean. Turn onto a cake rack and leave to cool before icing.

Creaming the sugar and butter.

As I doubled the mixture for this Peppa Pig cake, I baked it for about 45 minutes, turning 90 degrees part way through for an even bake.

Then came the fun bit!

My husband cut the cake out using these for inspiration.

A figurine from the Peppa Pig house and printed image.

Once the cake had cooled, we cut the rectangle slab into 8 pieces;


Dress (body)

2 arms

2 legs

2 ears

And mounted the sections on the back of an oven tray smoothly covered in tin foil.


Once we were happy with the shape and assembly of the cake, the icing was next. Here is the recipe for vanilla frosting. Again a tried and true American recipe used for all our birthday cakes.

Vanilla Frosting 

1 1/2 cups margarine

4 cups icing sugar

2 tablespoons hot water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat margarine with a blender until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar gradually until well combined. Beat in water and vanilla until just combined. Add your choice of food colouring (or use white).

For Peppa Pig, we needed two shades of pink icing. To get her head shade, we added 18 drops of red food colouring (trial and error until we got the right colour).

Icing colour used for Peppa Pig’s head

We then took half the icing out to ice her head and left the rest in the mixing bowl. We added 18 more drops of red food colouring and beat together to get the darker shade of pink for the dress.

Icing colour used for Peppa Pig’s dress

To ice the cake, we used a plastic spatula and flat edged butter knife for the harder bits and to smooth it.

A plastic spatula and butter knife to ice the cake.

To add the detail, we used the Writing Icing.

glitter icing
Glitter writing icing from Coles or Woolworths
Adding Peppa Pig’s mouth with red writing icing.

To further create the theme, we stuck Peppa Pig figures with icing on their feet to the foiled oven tray. They were from the Peppa Pig house.

peppa pig figures

And there you have it, my daughters Peppa Pig cake and one very happy little girl and her preschool friends!


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