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Clifford the Dog Cake 12

by Jessica V.
(Williams Bay, WI)

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog

I made this Clifford the Dog cake for a friend's daughter's 3rd birthday. The little girl loved it! It was fairly simple to make. I baked the cake in the smallest rectangle pan I had and covered the entire cake in buttercream frosting. Of course, you can use any size cake pan that you want, it was just a small party in my case.

I found the picture of Clifford online, printed it, and enlarged it to the size I needed it to fit on the cake. I traced the picture with chocolate frosting onto wax paper, then transferred the image onto the cake. Sometimes you have to 'rub' the picture onto the cake with your hand. The body heat helps the frosting to kind of 'melt' onto the cake so that your picture transfer looks cleaner.

I then filled in the picture with the colored frosting. I also added little bones and dog prints all over the cake to make it even cuter! It turned out to be a huge hit!

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question
by: Anonymous

how did you enlarge it?

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Coolest Clifford Birthday Cake 15

by Kands M.
(Magnolia,TX)

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake

My cousin's son turned one and they wanted a Clifford theme cake. I looked on here for the ideas of a Clifford Birthday Cake. I cut out the shape of Clifford from one sheet cake and laid him on top of the cake I covered in green buttercream icing. So he is actually raised up.

I used a star tip to cover Clifford in the red icing. To get the red color just right, I found it best to add the red to a little bit of icing at a time. I took about a half of a cup at a time and add a lot of red and mix by hand, then repeat the process and mix them all together to get the right color red. I tried mixing all of it in the mixer and it seemed to combust the color molecules too much and make it a pink color.

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Coolest Clifford Birthday Cake Design 16

by Shelly H.
(Hixton, WI)

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

My daughter wanted a Clifford Birthday Cake Design for her 4th birthday. I looked around the internet for coloring pages and when I found one that I liked, I enlarged it and cut it out. Then I traced the perimeter of Clifford onto a 1/2 sheet cake that was made with two store-bought cake mixes and iced with buttercream.

Then I freehanded the features, outlined them with a writing tip, and filled them in with a star tip. I used a grass tip to make grass all over the bottom of the cake and made dog bones around the rest of the sides of the cake. My daughter always wants to use balloon on the cake so I put them into Clifford's paws like he is holding them.

It was a pretty easy cake to make and I loved the red and black with the grass.

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Coolest Clifford Birthday Cake Design 18

by Lisa
(New Cumberland, WV)

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

I made this Clifford Birthday Cake Design for my son's 2nd birthday.

First, I made a sheet cake, coated it with white icing. I downloaded Clifford clipart images and modified to eliminate the extra details so it would trace easily, I traced the images on rice paper and applied to the cake with piping gel. I filled in the image size 16 star tip. Remember to use no-taste red for Clifford!

Everyone enjoyed how real it looked, but my son just loved eating it!

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love it
by: Tammy

You Did A Very Good Job I Like It.. Um Goung To Try To Do It For My Sons First Birtbday.. I Like That It Has All Of Them.

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Coolest Clifford Birthday Cake Design 20

by Melanie
(BC, Canada)

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Clifford Birthday Cake Design

I baked a 9x13 cake and iced it yellow.
I then drew Clifford on by looking at a picture. I did stars for the red and white, and just piped in lines for the nose and mouth and other details.
Then did the border in red.

My 2 year old loved his Clifford Birthday Cake Design!

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