As if for inspiration for his birthday cake, my soon to be two year old, colored our WHITE dog BLUE with permanent marker. That answered the question as to what his birthday theme would be.
I had seen a Wilson's cake that was a safari theme with animals all around it and I knew this would work for a dog birthday cake. A few days before the party, I used the cookies recipe used for "cookie bouquets" that I found at allrecipes.com to make a bunch of dog cutouts. I used royal frosting to decorate the dogs so that they would dry quickly. (One white dog is decorated with blue to match our own pup.)
For the cake, I used a white cake mix. I made two 9" cakes and 2 8" cakes with strawberry filling between the layers. I iced each with buttercream frosting with green or blue dye and then stacked the cakes. I had a bit extra of cake mix and frosting, so we made cupcakes and filled those with the strawberry filling too (use a pastry bag and smaller tip through the top of the cupcake. Then cover the hole with frosting).
About 1 hour before the party, I placed the dogs around the cake with the dog house, with my son's name on it, at the top of the cake. It was a HUGE success. And it much have tasted great too. I didn't have ANY left!
I used 2 9 inch round cake pans and baked a boxed confetti cake. After they both cooled, I took one of the rounds and set it upside down on the cake platter and iced the top, then I took the other round and cut a whole in the center leaving about 2 inches all around, then placed it on top of the other cake.
I used canned buttercream icing and using blue food coloring, got it to the "blue" color that I wanted. I iced the Dog Bowl Cake all up. The dog food is the fun part. The night before I had made a devils food cake. Once the cake was cool I broke it up into pieces and then took 1/2 can of chocolate icing and rolled them into tiny balls, then placed them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. I melted some chocolate (got the melting chocolate at hobby lobby), rolled the balls through the chocolate and let them cool.
I made her name, the dog poo and bone with homemade fondant (won't be doing that again anytime soon - I'll buy store bought fondant!
I made this dog birthday cake for my daughter's first birthday. She really loves our Miniature Schnauzer named Bennett- so I decided to make a cake resembling our dog.
I made the cake, frosted it and froze it weeks before her birthday. I wouldn't recommend doing that- once the cake thawed out the frosting became very wet. For cake portion- I used a Pyrex measuring cup for the head, a regular meatloaf pan for the body and 4 mini-loaf pans for the legs. For the ears I cut triangles from a Styrofoam cup and then decorated them with frosting.
I used bubble tape for the tongue, fruit by the foot for the collar, and for the tail I used a #1 candle. I used scrapbooking paper and stickers to make the sign. I also used stickers on Bennett's collar. I used frosting to make the clasp on the collar. I thought using stickers was a better option for me since writing with frosting is not my forte.
It was a lot of fun to make and my daughter loved it.