I really love my Shiba Inu, Cuda, and decided I would model a cake after him. I was practicing for my son's upcoming first birthday. I have never done anything like this before and don't have ANY tools. Still, I was very excited with the results of this Homemade Shiba Inu Dog Cake!
I just baked a 9x13 cake and an 8x8 cake. I froze the finished cakes for several hours before cutting. I sketched a rough picture on paper. I "drew" a line on the cake with the knife (a bread knife) before cutting. I used the 9x13 cake for his body and the 8x8 cake for his head. I used the leftover scraps for his front legs/paws, rear paws, tail and his ears. I cut at an angle on the "neck" area of the body so that the head would rest OK. I made home made cream cheese frosting and I used Wilton's coloring gel to get the brownish fur color. I left the frosting uncolored for the white sections. I put a thin layer of frosting for the crumb coat and refrigerated the cake over-night.
The next day, I brought my cake to life. I frosted the white first and then the brown. I have a Pampered Chef roller and it has a small detachable pastry tool that I used to "comb" fur. I then used two brown M&M's for his eyes and cut a Riesen in half, using the top half for his nose. I uploaded a picture of my dog to show my inspiration for the cake.
Well, I've only just started making my own cakes and it was my friends birthday so i said I would make her a cake!!Together, we planned her cake and i don't think she believed that me,a girl of 13, could possibly manage the task. But I did!!
I used 2 Pyrex bowls to get the shape of the body and the head. I then scooped 2 holes(for the eyes) from one of the cakes and cut the head to fit the body.Scoop another hole for the mouth or just draw a smiley face on with black buttercream icing!Then, i stuck 4 cocktail sticks into the head and peirced them into the body!!(make sure you tell people this before you serve it because i forgot!!)Then, mix up some buttercream icing and stick the trimmings to the front of the body to form the legs. Stick a small tail on his back end(!)and start to make the icing.
I used fluffy frosting icing but normal buttercream icing will work just as well as fluffy frosting can be very time consuming. Keep the buttercream as it's normal colour and add crushed up flake to add a furry affect.Smother the cake and ensure it looks scruffy and gives a little character!!
Use ready-to-roll icing for the eyes,nose and tongue.Colour the tongue pink or red and the nose black. For the eyes, layered black and white circles give a sweet affect!! If you wish, you can add a ribbon for a collar!