This hunting dogs birthday cake is my cake made for a dog club. They are a French hunting breed so I went for a rabbit hunting theme, with the dogs failing to get any. I am new to cake making, this is about my 5th and I have learnt a valuable lesson, do not mix royal and fudge icing unless you want that melty, floppy look!

People still ate it though when I do one for the next show I shall just use fondant icing. I am not sure this comes under ‘coolest cakes’ but thought the failings of it might help other newbies like me avoid the mistake. It looked good when first assembled!