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How to Make a Fox Birthday Cake

How to Make a Fox Birthday Cake
Fox Birthday Cake

Fox Birthday Cake

This is the Fox Birthday cake recipe I used for my daughter’s 10th Fox Birthday Party.

This Fox Birthday Cake post shows you how to make the cake and how to decorate a Fox Birthday Cake.

I bought two packs of orange icing, but didnt have quite enough so had to use a combination of the white icing and orange icing. It isn’t as neat as I would have liked but my daughter loved it and that’s all the matters! Well, it tasted good too! 😀

How to Make a Fox Birthday Cake

This cake recipe is taken from
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Creative Techniques, Fresh Inspiration, Stylish Designs by Lindy Smith

She has some wonderful recipes plus the icing techniques are essential when creating sugarpaste decorations and icing.


Free Standing Mixer
Measuring Spoons- Tablespoons (Tbsp) and teaspoons (tsp)
Wooden Spoon
Measuring Jug
15cm Deep Springform Cake Tin
Baking Parchment (do not use greaseproof paper as it will stick)
Icing Rolling Pin
Icing spacer
Hardboard Cake board (same size as the cake)
Drum Board- Orange or Green


Orange Maderia Cake (Find on Page 14 of The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible )

175g Unsalted Butter or Stork (Room temperature)
175g Golden Caster Sugar
175g Self Raising Flour (Sieved)
75g Plain Flour (Sieved)
3 Large Eggs (Free Range Chicken or Duck Eggs) (Beaten- Room temperature)
1 tsp Orange extract
Good Quality Orange Food Colouring (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C/325F/ Gas 3
  2. Grease and line the cake tin with baking parchment
  3. Tie a double layer of brown paper or newspaper around the tin to stop the sides from browning too quickly and the centre doming
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until pale golden colour and fluffy
  5. Put the sieved flours into a bowl together
  6. Slowly add some of the beaten eggs with a tablespoon of the flour mixture, this will stop the mixture curdling. Keep going until you have a creamy mixture
  7. Gently fold the flour into the mixture with a large metal spoon or a very slow setting on the mixer
  8. Add the orange extract and orange food colouring (adjust to colour required) mix well
  9. Transfer mixture to the cake tin and smooth mixture to a flat as possible (I sometime give the tin a gentle bang on the bottom of the tin to smooth the top of the mixture)
  10. Place on the middle shelf of your oven
  11. Place a baking sheet on the shelf above the cake to help reduce the top of the cake crusting
  12. Bake for 1- 1/4 hour
  13. The cake is cooked when it is risen, firm to touch and a skewer comes of clean when inserted into the centre of the cake
  14. If still wet then place back in the oven for a further 5 mins
  15. Once cooked, place the cake in the tin on a wire rack. Let the cake cool in the tin. Then leave in the paper and wrap in tin foil and place in an air tight container. Leave for 12 hours before cutting

Tip: If you often get cakes doming turn down the temperature slightly and cook for slightly longer- towards the end of cooking time check the centre of the cake with a skewer every 5 mins)

Once you cake is cooled you are ready to create your Fox Birthday Cake…

Decorate a Fox Birthday Cake

Fox Birthday Cake

Fox Birthday Cake


Cake Decoration Stand or a board to raise your cake off the worktop.
Large Serrated Knife to cut the cake into two halves
Icing Rolling Pin
Icing Smoother

Betty Crocketts’ Chocolate Fudge icing ( or if you have time make some homemade icing)
1/2 tsp orange extract
Renshaw’s Orange Icing
White & Black Icing
Pink or Red Icing for the lips
Buttercream icing knife or palette knife
A Ribbon

Tip: The Orange Icing I bought from Amazon-Renshaw Tiger Orange Regal Ice – 250g Packet of Ready to Roll Icing but you can always make your own. I didn’t have time and this was the right colour, just needed 3 packs.


  1. If your cake has domed then place the cake in the tin and use the top of the cake tin as a guide to cut the top off straight.
  2. Cut the cake across the middle using the serrated knife
  3. Empty the Fudge Icing into a bowl, add the orange extract and mix
  4. Spread some of the fudge icing onto the bottom slice of the inside of the cut cake
  5. Then place the top slice onto of the bottom slice so that the fudge brownie mixture is in the middle
  6. Place a blob of icing onto the hardboard cake board and place cake on the board
  7. Then place onto greaseproof paper
  8. Then with the remaining fudge spread a thin layer over all the cake
  9. Knead the orange sugarpaste icing- (I would wear plastic gloves to stop your hands getting orange!) Keep this seperate from the white icing
  10. Smear some vegetable shortening onto your work surface and roll out
  11. Place the 5mm icing guides at the side to help you get the correct depth
  12. Once rolled out to larger circle than the cake
  13. Then gently smooth out the icing on the cake using your hands and then a smoother (If you look at page 26 of The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible you will see very simple instructions on covering a cake. )
  14. Using the base of the cake tin make a template with baking parchment or paper for the Foxes Face. It should look a bit like a love heart.
  15. Roll out the white icing and then cut out the face template
  16. Wet the orange icing where you are going to place the face
  17. Cut out a white fur piece for the front of Fox
  18. Cut two triangles of orange icing and mould some white icing into a cone/pyramid shape and then wrap the triangle around one side to make an ear. Repeat so you have two ears. Stick on the cake with a little water
  19. Cut out two black circles for the eyes and a heart shape for the nose
  20. Cut out two pink or red circles for the cheeps and a cresent shape the smile
  21. Grab some ribbon and make a bow- I used three straight pins to keep the bow in place
  22. Place a blob of buttercream on the large drum cakeboard and then place towards the back so you can either place some chocolate orange buns or write the person name or happy birthday.
  23. Grab some fox candles- orange, blue or white would work best.
  24. Enjoy!


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