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How to Make a Jungle Theme Cake at Home: Step-by-Step Instructions


By Divijaa

  • 4 Min Read
  • 27th December, 2022
How to Make a Jungle Theme Cake at Home: Step-by-Step Instructions

A jungle theme cake can be a fun and creative way to celebrate a child's birthday or special occasion!

Ideas For Decorating Jungle Theme Cake For Kids

1. Use colourful frosting and sprinkles

You may use this to create a vibrant jungle scene on the top of the cake. You can use different shades of green and brown frosting to create trees, grass, and other foliage, and add sprinkles or candies to create animals or other jungle elements.

2. Create fondant animals to decorate the cake

You can use fondant, a type of sugar dough that can be moulded and shaped, to create all sorts of jungle animals, such as lions, monkeys, snakes, and more.

3. Use toy plastic animals as decorations

You can find toy jungle animals at most toy stores, and they make for fun and easy decorations for a jungle theme cake. Simply place them on top of the cake or nestle them into the frosting.

4. Use real plants to decorate the cake

If you have access to small, safe plants (such as ferns or small succulents), you can use them to add a realistic touch to your jungle theme cake. Just be sure to wash the plants thoroughly before placing them on the cake.

5. Add a banner or flag with a jungle theme

You can use fondant or cut out paper shapes to create a banner or flag with a jungle theme, such as "Happy Birthday" or "Welcome to the Jungle."

Learn How To Make Homemade Jungle Theme Cake

You will need:

All-purpose flour2 cups
Granulated sugar1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder3/4 cup
Baking powder1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda1 tsp
Salt1/2 tsp
Milk1 cup
Vegetable oil1/2 cup
Large eggs2 nos.
Vanilla extract1 tsp
Hot water1 cup

For the buttercream frosting:

Unsalted butter1 cup, softened
Powdered sugar4 cups
Milk or cream1/4 cup
Vanilla extract1 tsp
Food coloring(optional)

Instructions to make the Jungle Theme Cake:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. Stir in the hot water until the batter is smooth.

6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.

7. Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto wire racks to cool completely.

9. To make the frosting, beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, milk or cream, and vanilla extract, beating until smooth. If desired, add food coloring to tint the frosting.

10. Place one of the cooled cakes on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of frosting over the top of the cake.

11. Place the other cake on top of the frosted layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

12. Decorate the cake with edible jungle-themed decorations, such as sprinkles, candies, or fondant animals.

13. Serve and enjoy!

Remember to always follow food safety guidelines when handling and storing baked goods.


With bright and bold colours, a variety of jungle-themed decorations, and a little bit of creativity, you can create a unique and visually appealing cake that is sure to be a hit with the young ones!

Whether you're a beginner baker or an experienced pro, a jungle theme cake is a fun and rewarding project that is sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. So why wait? Break out the cake mix and start creating your very own jungle adventure today!

If theme cakes excite you, you should definitely check out our super-hit blog on first birthday cake themes !


Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of cake should I use for a jungle theme cake?

A vanilla or chocolate cake would be a good choice for a jungle theme cake. You can use a store-bought mix or a homemade recipe.

Yes, you can use plastic toy animals as decorations on a jungle theme cake as long as they are not a choking hazard for young children. Make sure to remove them before slicing and serving the cake.

You can make the jungle theme cake interactive by adding hidden animals or objects inside the cake. You can use a plastic animal or toy as a surprise filling, or hide small candies or chocolates inside the cake.

Use bright and bold colors for the frosting and decorations, and be creative with your design. You can use a variety of frosting techniques and decorations, such as fondant animals, sprinkles, and candies, to create a visually appealing cake.

Remember to always follow food safety guidelines when handling and storing baked goods, and make sure the decorations are age-appropriate for the children who will be enjoying the cake.


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