These cute puppies for our dog birthday cake are made by placing two cupcakes together and using the star tip (#21 I think) to make long hair. Use tip #3 to make bows and add the eyes and nose.
Warning: Loads of icing! I suggest maybe trying to make these out of mini loaf pans so you'll have more cake instead of using icing to fill in the gaps.
This dog birthday cake is simple to create. Get two Betty Crocker cake mix and bake them. Then I drew up a Baby Einstein dog on the computer instead of grabbing all the pixelated images on the web, print it to the size you need (9x11), trace the dog with toothpicks on one of the cakes, and cut it to follow the outline.
Slap the dog-shaped cake onto the rectangular one (I put plain white butter-cream icing between the cakes). Then decorate the whole thing freehand pretty much using one of those icing baggies with the flower tip. Yumm yumm. Can't wait to eat it!
Ellicott City, MD
I got this dog birthday cake idea from this cake on this website
I couldn't find black string licorice ANYWHERE, so I had to pipe frosting.
I'm not too good at that :-).
The idea for the fruit by the foot for the tongue and collar were great and my kids loved it. I used white licorice candies for dog claws. Mini Oreos with one cookie pulled off for the eyes, and I glued (with frosting) chocolate M&M’s on them. The nose was also a mini Oreo.
I decorated the plate with Scooby-Doo graham cookies. I couldn't find Neccos for the dog collar tag, so I smoothed a yellow gummy candy and glued it on with frosting. The dog birthday cake was just a yellow cake recipe, and I used pre-made white frosting, reserving a small amount for the brown and black that I colored for the spots.
Apple Valley, MN
The day my son was born my brother and his family brought a stuffed “Plopper” TY stuffed animal as a birthday gift. We hoped Grant would attach to Plopper just like his big sister Julia was attached to “Puddles” her TY duck. He REALLY attached and the two are inseparable buddies now. When his first birthday came I knew I HAD to make a Plopper dog birthday cake. I wanted to do a stand up cake so I did a Google search and came up with this basic design.
I made two 9-inch rounds (using a boxed cake). I shaved off the bottom third of each round so that they could balance up right. I then cut matching triangles out of the top remaining round part of the cake. I used the triangles for the front feet (paws). I then shaved off the remaining round pieces of the cake top to use for the back feet.
I had my frosting colors made to match Plopper's colors at a local bakery. I then frosted the body of the puppy with a spatula. I got a grass tip and piped fur all over his body. I kept the paws and face smooth with the brown frosting. I used black decorator's gel to make the toes and mouth and I used candy eyes for the eyes. I used an open coupler to make the tail and nose. The ears were used with the grass tip only in brown. I used the dog as a centerpiece and put little dog dishes filled with “puppy chow” and sugared cereals around him on the center island. We had puppy games and dog bags for prizes (for older cousins) and I used all of my old beanie baby puppy dogs to decorate the house. The party was a hit. Everyone LOVED the dog birthday cake.
Middleburg Heights, OH
When my son, Brian, decided on a "The Dog" theme for his seventh birthday party, I searched on the internet for ideas and came across this website.
I made this dog birthday cake. I topped it off with a dog bowl cake which I created using a stainless steel dog bowl which I purchased new and washed before using. I filled the dog bowl with Cocoa Puffs after baking and frosting it and it looked very realistic. Thanks to your ideas our party was a howling success!
I forgot to mention that I included colorful dog bone candies on the dog birthday cake.
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
This dog birthday cake was for the recent birthdays of my daughter, Kimberly (10) and her church friends, Anselm (10) and Dawn (8). I made this a dog birthday cake as all 3 of them love dogs. This was fun as I got to choose the dog breed to resemble each of them...in fact, all 3 pups love their respective figure. Anselm and Dawn (they are siblings)'s dad said his children were grinning non-stop. I sliced off the figures for them to bring home. That really made their day.
The pups are made of fondant in bas relief style. I Googled for nice doggie pictures and freestyled the doggies on the fondant-covered cake, building it a little at a time to add dimension. After leaving the figures to dry for a while, I painted on them. Oh, the board is also fondant "mud" with footprints made with a ball tool.
Seeing the look on the kids really make cake-decorating a very rewarding art.
Richmond Hill, GA
I just started decorating cakes a few months ago and this was my first attempt at a sculpted dog birthday cake.
I carted this cake back and forth from my home to a daytime business where I have a lot of down time to spend 'experimenting' with sugar dough, so it's between my inexperience and the trauma of the cake itself from being put in and out of the trunk of my car that I would ask anyone viewing the pictures to overlook the many obvious flaws.
I submitted a picture of my dog 'Badger' along with the cake pictures to show what inspired me to work on this for about 4 days. This dog birthday cake was carved out of two 11x9 rectangles and several 8" round-layered white and chocolate cakes that I arranged in a sort of checkerboard pattern.
It was filled and iced with a whipped buttercream and the outer layer was made out of rolled buttercream. I learned that if made right, rolled buttercream is a much more tastier and workable that homemade or store bought rolled fondant.
I don't know why I've adopted this as a hobby, I do know I enjoy it and while I know it would take a lot more practice to ever be able to actually start a business, I would like to think that someday I could get that good. I believe sugar art is a real talent, and I admire anyone who has worked their way up to such a professional level.
For the dog birthday cake, I baked 2 square cakes and simply cut out the rough shape. Don't be deterred at this stage, as the cakes never look like they should until the finishing touches!
I decorated the dog birthday cake with chocolate and white butter cream icing. I would have preferred to use black icing but had trouble finding the right sort. A good tip for avoiding crumbs in the butter cream icing is to bake the dog birthday cake the day before and freeze before cutting it out.
My neighbor's baby loves dogs. For his first birthday I decided to make him a cute dog birthday cake.
The children in the neighborhood were very excited, and the birthday baby kept putting his fingers on the dog birthday cake to stroke the 'dog'.
I made a large and deep loaf cake and cut the dog shape out free hand. I had a soft toy dog beside me to guide me. I wrapped an ice-cream cone with fondant for the party hat and sprinkled some marshmallows for 'dog food'.
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