My son asked me for his 6th Birthday to make a cake to look like our dog Penny. So this dog and bone cake is what I came up with (she's a Shit-zu).
For the body I used regular cake piled up then I carved it to be a body. I used Twinkies for the paws. The head is a ball of rice krispy treats then frosted with a grass tip. I used a flattened airhead then rounded it for the tongue. I used google eyes from a stuffed animal. For the tail I used aluminum foil so it would curve right.
The bone is cake I shaped into a bone. The dog house is made out of rice krispies and Graham crackers. I used Scooby snacks for the mini bones and crushed Oreos for the dirt. Green dyed coconut for the grass.
This dog cake is a 1/4 sheet cake. Frosted in white buttercream frosting. I printed out a picture of my daughter favorite stuffed dog on the computer. I enlarged it to fit the cake. I then transferred it on to wax paper with a sharpie.
Then I turned it over and retraced it with black frosting gel. I placed the wax paper on the cake to make a template. I filled in the dog with brown and white. I added black for the nose and eyes and red for the tongue.
I pipped happy birthday in yellow butter cream. I then used bright green and purple to make the bones and paws on the top of the cake. I used rose colored frosting to make the border on the top and the bottom.
My niece, Katie, just turned 12 years old and wanted a Dog birthday cake (she can't have a dog were she lives). So, this was my first dog cake and I wanted to make it the best cake that she had ever seen. I molded 12 dogs out of fondant along with bones, a dog dish with dog food, water dish, etc...
I took the day off work, picked Katie up at 9:00 am, and went to my mom's so that Katie could help decorate her birthday cake. She was so excited. We had a great day, she had friends over to spend the night and the next day was the "Dog" Birthday Party.