I made this cake for my daughter's 16th Birthday as we bought her a Bichon Fries puppy and thought it would be a good theme as over the years you run out of ideals as to what to make.
I baked two 10in square sponge and a small pint pudding basin for the head. I used a 14in board and cut and jammed the sponge to shape. I also used two wooden doweling rods which I used to support the head inside as when you make a 3D Cake you need some stability to help it stand up as due to the weight of the icing it will fall apart.
When I had the shape I wanted I covered him in butter icing (the nose ,eyes, ears , tail I added later). Ready to then cover in white icing. I covered the cake over two days with fur like white icing I made with my garlic press. When covered I made his black nose, eyes, ears and a little tail.
For added detail I put a purple snuggle blanket in his mouth, also covered the board with colored sugar (white sugar and colored dust mixed together), a ball and a few small bones.
And there we have it, our Bichon Fries Puppy 16th Birthday Cake. She loved it and so did all her friends and also Buddy the new puppy.
I made this Pekingese Dog Cake for a friend's nephew's 1st birthday. They have a Pekingese dog that he loves, and requested a cake of the dog. I had never made a "realistic" animal cake before, so this one was quite challenging.
I first made 2 cakes in 9x13 pans and one in a round glass bowl. I stacked the 9x13s and inverted the round cake onto the back of the 9x13s, for the "back end" of the dog. I then carved out the hind legs, sides, head, and ears. I used scrap pieces of cake to make the front legs and attached them with icing.
I covered the whole cake in a tan buttercream, and added details in light brown, dark brown (chocolate), and black. To make the icing look more like hair/fur, I used a fork to make wavy lines all over the cake. For the tail, I just piped the light brown icing using "wavy" textured tip. I made a little "bone" cake using scraps and covered in chocolate icing, with the birthday boy's name in front.
I'm pretty proud of how the cake turned out, and it was a hit at the birthday party!
I made this cute homemade little spotted puppy dog cake for my sons very first birthday. I was inspired by some of the puppy cakes found on this site but did my own little twist on it! It was easy to make and super yummy! He Loved it! I put him up on the table to see it, and he started laughing... so cute!
3 Round Cakes 5 Cupcakes 1 Red Gumdrop 19 Junior Mints 4 Keebler Grasshopper Mint Cookies (or Girl Scout Thin Mints) White Frosting Chocolate Frosting
Use two of the round cakes to form the head and body, cut a little crescent shape out so that the head and body will fit better together. Use the third cake to cut out the ears and tale. After frosting the cake and cupcakes with white frosting, decorate four cupcakes using junior mints and mint cookies to form the puppy paws.
Flatten a red gumdrop to form the tongue, and use Junior mints for the eyes and nose! Use the brown frosting to make spots!