My brother requested a dog cake for his mother-in-laws 60th birthday, she recently got 2 border terrier pups and he thought it would be a nice idea. So he gave me a photo and I copied it and made this Border Terrier Dog Cake.
I made 6 spongecakes and layered with strawberry jam. Then I put them in the freezer overnight. The next day it was time to carve out the body and hind legs. Then I put a crumb coat on, and then a layer of apricot jam. rolled out white royal icing and covered the body. I then used the tip handle of my fork (quite thick and rounded)and started to make lines as if it was fur.
Then for the front legs and head I made up a batch of crispy cakes (packet of marshmallows melted in the micro until fluffy and poured in some ricecrispies). I let this sit for a minute and then I shaped them into a ball for the head and 2 strips for legs.Once I got the required shape I covered in Royal icing and started again with the fork to make the effect of fur.
The head wouldn't stay on at first, So I got a chopstick and stuck it in the head and down into the body then covered the join in black icing to look like a collar.
I then got out my paintbrush & food paint and used a watery dark brown for the majority of the body and then a thicker dark brown for detail on the face. Black nose and eyes
It turned out so much better than I could have imagined and was the spit of her pup Freddie which was an extra bonus.
This bulldog birthday cake is a cake for a huge Ga. Football Fan. The cake is a chocolate fudge cake with buttercream frosting. Fondant is used for a clean and easy way to sculpt the face, with powder food coloring for shadows in the wrinkles. The other items shown are made of cake, sugar paste and chocolate as well.
The coke cup is made of gum paste filled with the same chocolate cake and icing, the nacho's have cake below topped with melted colored chocolate and chips made of gum paste and painted with gel food colorng mixed with a little vodka, (to help in drying time). The hotdog is sculpted of rice cereal treats then covered in fondant with royal icing for mustard and ketsup.
This is my first attempt at making a sculpted cake, it's only as hard as you make it. The best way to start is with a cardboard cut out of the outlined picture which I printed from the computer, then start building up any areas with cake you have cut away put a nice crumb coat on before adding the fondant and let the artist in you do the rest.
My 2 year old grandson has a pet boxer dog named "Bindy". I decided to make her a "Bindy" Boxer dog cake for his birthday. I searched this website for ideas and then put them together to create one of my own. My goal was to make it look enough like his pet that he would call it by name when he saw the cake.
I used a 9" loaf pan for the body, a 8" loaf pan cut into 4 pieces for the legs, a 5 1/2" round for the head, and 3 1/4" round for the mug. I melted down tootsie rolls and rolled them out between parchment paper for the ears. I used Hershey chocolate drops for the eyes and nose and a piece of Kit Kat for the mouth.
I had to put a chuck of cake under his chin to hold up the mug. For his tail, I just used a piece of cake that was left over. I used two cake mixes building this cake. I frosted it with the same markings that his dog had.
It was a success, he called the cake the dogs name!