My wife and myself made this puppy cake for our daughter for her birthday. She wanted a new puppy but we were not on board for a live one so we tried for second best.
The cake was made from a box mix. We used a wood base with a smaller piece of wood set slightly raised to set the body on. We used one 9 by 13 inch pan for some body parts and some other different shaped pans for the rest. The back legs, ears and snout were made from krispie treats. Once we glued the puppy's parts together it was ready to frost.
To frost the hair we used store bought frosting using a pastry bag and a small grass tip we went around the puppy starting from the bottom and layered the frosting up. The tail was made by wrapping foil around a wire then it was shaped and frosted. We used black jelly beans for the eyes and nose and black licorice for the collar. We then used green food coloring to make frosting for the grass and a krispie dog bone.
It took about four hours to complete. My daughter loved her cake and it took some courage to cut it up.
My grandson is crazy about his stuffed animal blanket named "Pup Pup" and he wanted a "Pup Pup" cake. I took a picture of the dog and then traced over it using the sizes of pans I would need to achieve the correct shapes.
A ball pan was used for the head, a 9x12 pan for the body, 6 mini loaf pans for the legs and an 9" round pan, cut in half, for the ears. With so many pans, I needed to use 2 cake mixes. I made my cakes according to the directions other than I add one cup (single serving) of apple sauce instead of oil. Keeps the cake nice and moist while cutting calories.
After cooling, I put the cake together and cut pieces when necessary. I used butter and shortening frosting and needed 2 lbs. of confectionary sugar. Regular liquid food coloring was used for color. The balloons, and picture of my grandson are not edible, but the dog bones are cookies and the sprinkles are candy. This was a fun cake to make.
It goes to show that with a picture and a little imagination you can make just about any shapes into a special cake.
My daughter wanted a puppy dog cake for her 5th Birthday, but due to time restraints I didn't have time to bake enough cakes needed to create a puppy cake, so we decided to bake a standard round cake and put a puppy on top. The puppy is made from mini muffins, one for the head and one for the body. Both the cake and the muffins were covered with white fondant and decorated with chocolate fondant. The head and body of the puppy once shapedas desired, were glued together with edible glue. Ears, tail, legs etc were moulded from either white or chocolate Fondant and glued on once firm. I coloured the white fondant with pink paste coluring to create the pale pink dots and base ribbon.
This cake is made from a 3-d lamb pan. I used a pound cake mix and added chocolate sprinkles to the mix which made her polka dotted on the inside too. I baked an 8 inch round cake and cut off pieces for the tail and paws and just laid them on the board where they needed to be. For the nose, I cut another piece and secured it with toothpicks. The hat is a sugar cone. I then iced it with butter cream icing using a star tip. My 5 year old dog loving little girl loved it to pieces.