It was coming up to my 29th birthday and my 3 year old wanted me to make a cake! We searched the internet for cakes and we came across Spot the Dog! She insisted I make a Spot the Dog Cake! I copied the picture and free hand a copy onto some baking paper. I then cut the copy out. I baked a plain vanilla cake in a rectangle slab tin.
After the cake cooled I placed the traced copy cut out onto the slab and cut around it. I made some butter icing using 125g butter, 1 1/2cups icing sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. I divided the icing into 3 sections and coloured as required - blue for the present, tan for SPOT and brown for the outline.
I iced the present first then the body followed by the piped brown outline and eyes, tail and large SPOT on the body. I used a marshmallow cut in half for the mouth. I put some smarties onto the present to make it look pretty!
My daughter loved the cake and especially loved eating the left over smarties!
My first attempt making a 3-D dog birthday cake. Surfed the internet for ideas on how to make a doggy cake, and this is how the cake looked like.
Shane loves chocolate cake and he loves animals, so I baked a big batch of chocolate cakes, used a 6" inch heart shaped pan for the dog's "face", 2 loaf pans 5" x7" cut into 4 equal sized pieces, later cut and made them roundish, for the paws, a 13" x 9" for the dog's body, some pieces of cut out cake, used one for the tail.
I used fondant for the dog's snout/nose, tongue and eyes. Iced with buttercream, used different shades of brown colors for the dog's "fur".
Off pink/white fondant, cut and shaped like a dog bone, used buttercream icings for the birthday greeting.
Somehow, to me, the cake looked more like a fuzzy brown bear laying on its belly with its 4 paws sticking out, or looked like a brown dog? Shane seemed to think its a fuzzy brown dog, not a fuzzy brown bear.
I was asked to do a dog birthday cake as a surprise for one of the manager's in my work for a 50th birthday. As she doesn't have any children, her dog is like her baby so I was really nervous about getting this right. I had no idea how I was going to tackle this one as I had never done anything like it before. I was given a black and white picture and a description of the color and left to my own imagination.
I baked a square cake, then just started carving and hoped for the best! She was so happy when she saw the cake....she thought it was a teddy at first sitting on her desk!
She loved the cake so much that she took a picture of her dog beside it (if this was any other dog I think the cake would be gone the second it was sat down beside it) and took it to show all her friends and family. I still don't think she's ate it!
I love making cakes for my children's birthdays, but haven't gotten up the nerve to try a 3D cake yet. I made this cake for my baby girl's first birthday.
I made this dog cake in a 8 in square pan and frosted it with pink icing. I drew the dog picture freehand on paper, then cut it out and traced around it on to the cake with black icing. I drew the eyes on, added coconut for the fur, then drew the nose and added a cut strawberry for the tongue. The bow was made out of ribbon. I used the same ribbon in making her birthday hat.
Instead of drawing, you could easily print a clip art or coloring book dog to the size you need. If you prefer a brown dog, you can toast the coconut to your desired color. This cake was a big hit, and was not difficult to do!