Animal Crossing Birthday Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

For Avalon’s birthday this year, we went full Animal Crossing! Avalon loves Animal Crossing so much that we just had to have an Animal Crossing-themed cake, complete with fun stylized island floating in an ocean of jelly goodness.

This cake was so much fun to make, adding all the fishies and island details. I’m really happy with out it turns out and I’m so excited to show you the step-by-step process to create this for your next fun island party!

Please Note: The house is a 3D-printed object, not part of the tutorial but available for purchase from a 3rd-party Etsy creator.

2:02:11 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a beautiful Animal Crossing-themed cake
  • Learn how to create floating edible fish in a delicious jelly ocean
  • How to create an island oasis with an edible waterfall, foliage and a palm tree

Cake sculpted to look like an island with a jelly ocean surrounding it

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Sculpting and frosting the cakes 0:49
  2. Making the fish 6:48
  3. Making a shark 10:02
  4. Dusting the fish 19:43
  5. Making a sunfish 28:45
  6. Making the tree leaves 36:10
  7. Stacking the cakes 40:50
  8. Making the jelly 47:51
  9. Making the cake collar 51:18
  10. Making ocean decorations 58:14
  11. Finishing the fish 1:03:50
  12. Pouring the jelly 1:06:22
  13. Painting foam 1:13:20
  14. De-molding the cake 1:16:01
  15. Decorating the top tier 1:19:38
  16. Decorating the lower tier 1:31:30
  17. Making the waterfall 1:35:56
  18. Making the palm tree 1:48:22
  19. Dusting the palm tree 1:55:18
  20. Adding final details 1:58:56