This is only my third cake I have ever made and I am very proud of it. I made this Clifford The Big Red Dog Cake for my cousin's third Birthday Party. The cake itself is funfetti with vanilla buttercream icing.
There are two 9" cakes stacked under the fondant. The fondant is vanilla satin ice and was colored a light green. I used 2.5 lbs to get the right amount to cover the cake. The Clifford dog is made out of gum paste and I watched a great video on you tube to see how to do it. It was actually the easiest part of the cake. The bones are made from gum paste as well. I just made these by looking at bones online.
I colored the dog food to look like Purina and it is made of gum paste also. The gum paste items were left out several days for sufficient drying time. The paw prints are buttercream colored black using a writing tip. The grass is buttercream as well only colored a darker green and I used a grass tip. I glued the dog on the cake with a dab of buttercream. I glued the extra dogfood lying on the ground with a toothpick dipped in corn syrup.
The neat thing is the dog can be kept in an airtight container for a long time as a souvenir.
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I wanted to make my boy/girl twins second birthday as special as their first. As tradition holds passed down from my mom, I plan to make and decorate all their cakes until they ask me not to! It adds an extra special touch. I decided to do the Clifford the Big Red Dog theme.
I researched the Clifford the big Red Dog cake on this site for ideas. That's where I picked up the idea to use the Wilton lazy dog cake pan-it worked perfectly. I also purchased the Wilton house cake pan-it can be used for a dog house, a princess house, a Christmas house, etc.
The base of the cake was two sheet cakes put together and piped with green frosting for the grass. I put Clifford on top, and then his dog house. I also made Cleo cut out cookies and put one in front of the dog house. I used a box cake mix because honestly everyone loves that, with the addition of a packet of pudding mix, as recommended to make the cake more stable. I use the Wilton buttercream frosting recipe which is delicious-by far greater tasting than store bought!
This was a color flow Clifford cake I made for my son's 3rd birthday. He loves puppies and asked for a red cake, so I immediately thought of Clifford!
This was also my first attempt at using color flow icing (the Clifford is done in color flow.) Tricky stuff, but excellent once you get the hang of getting the consistency just right. I was actually inspired to use color flow from another poster here! I'd never even heard of color flow until I read her description, so I researched it online, watched a couple YouTube videos, and after a few trials, here's the final result!
The rest of the cake is frosted in butter cream icing, and the "Happy Birthday" letters are candy molds. They were the easiest part of the cake to make!
I surrounded the cake with cupcakes frosted in butter cream icing and accented with fondant dog bones. I thought they'd be a nice touch to the cake and add more variety. The cake is chocolate with chocolate butter cream filling, and the cupcakes are yellow with lemon filling. Good stuff!