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My nephew is crazy about pugs! So as his 18th was coming up I asked him if he would like me to make his cake, he said yes but I kept the cake a secret from him. So on to the pug! I wanted to make a 3D pug to sit on top of the cake. I made him out of Rice Krispies so it would be easier to sculpt and lighter on the cake.

  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue
  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue

First I made the body shape out of the Krispies and then started adding the fondant. First step was to add a few rolls along the back and around the neck. Then I covered him with fondant. I used black powder color to add shadows and more dimension, and used brown powder color for a more realistic result. He actually came together quite well considering I had never made a pug before. I made big eyes for his little squishy face and cute little ears.

Next it was into the cake. I decided that what better place for the pug to lay than on a pile of cushions. So I baked two 12″ chocolates cakes, filled them both with butter cream, and covered them with blue fondant. I used an impression wheel to add stitching to the cusjoins. I also used black color powder just to give the cushions a more realistic look.

So now the Dog Shaped Birthday Cake is complete, I’m happy with it but then I realize….it’s a costume party! Superheroes or villains, well surely a pug can’t be a villain so he must have a cape and mask!  He looked very cute, and my nephew was both surprised and thrilled with his cake. In fact the next day the pug was featured in several selfies.


Coolest Doggie Cake

This was my first time making this Dog Shaped Birthday Cake/Cupcakes. I made this cake for a little girl’s birthday party. I absolutely loved this cake and the way it came out. I surprised myself, didn’t think I could actually make something like this.

  • Coolest Doggie Cake

I started by making cupcakes for the body and a small round cake for the head. I cut round cut into a shape of a dog face, iced it and placed fondant around the head and also used fondant for paws and tail and all facial parts and ears. I colored fondant hot pink for bow. I made triple chocolate cupcakes with a classic chocolate icing Using a 1m decorating tip to get that rose look effect.

The birthday girl loved it. Thats just an awesome feeling, when you make a little girl so happy in her birthday. Very proud of myself, I had so much fun making this cake, I would do it again in a heart beat.


Super Cute Doggie Cake

This is the cake I made for my daughter Katelynn for her 4th birthday. This past Sunday was her party day. I had everything planned. It was a doggie themed party. I had all the dog stuffed animals I could find sitting together on the living room floor. Some of them with birthday hats on and holding her presents. I put up a huge birthday poster with puppies. I had all I needed to make the Dog Shaped Birthday Cake.

  • Super Cute Doggie Cake
  • Super Cute Doggie Cake
  • Super Cute Doggie Cake
  • Super Cute Doggie Cake
  • Super Cute Doggie Cake

Then it was time to get started. I had 2 round cake pans. Two boxes of cake mix with all needed ingredients. Stuff to make my own frosting. Very easy to do, and tastes delicious. Food coloring to Dye some of the frosting pink and purple. Which turned out to be lavender and dusty rose. And the very important yellow bow for the top of her ear. Katelynn really really wanted a girl dog with yellow bow! 

The Cake! I started the night before and baked the cakes. I also did 24 mini cupcakes and used leftover batter to make a pan of extra cake. The next morning I cut my shapes. Round face. Cut the other round in half and rounded the bottom edges. Arrange on serving platter. Make a dog!

Then cut a smaller circle and place on the face for a raised nose. I also made a collar and filled in the neck. Now it was time to make it pretty. Used the freshly whipped frosting and filled up my new pastry bag! This is my first time using one. I used to just fill up a plastic bag and cut a hole, or just spread it. This pastry bag is a great cheap easy way to make a really awesome cake! I used the largest tip and went around filling in the head.

Then I did my colors. A dusty rose collar and lavender nose and ears. Then I used a few chocolate chips to make a nose and for the eyes. I smoothed down some eye sockets with a baby spoon. Finishing touches, black sparkle gel to outline the nose and make a happy face, and around the eyes with eyelashes, and last and most importantly the yellow bow!

Happy birthday Katelynn! She loved it, I was so happy with how cute it was. I hope Katelynn always remembers her mommy making her a puppy cake when she turned four! Happy Baking!


Cutest Working Cocker Spaniel 8th Birthday Cake

The inspiration for my daughter’s 8th birthday cake, is our year old working cocker spaniel, Poppy. The pair of them are the best of friends.

  • Cutest Working Cocker Spaniel 8th Birthday Cake

When I started to make this Dog Shaped Birthday Cake I took lots of pictures of the model! I made one large rectangle cake, two 7 inch round cakes, one small bowl size cake, and I also had some off cuts from another cake I had made.

Using a sharp knife, I cut the basic shape out. I then used a buttercream crumb coat. I made my own marshmallow fondant, coloured it, rolled it and laid it over the cake. I used smaller pieces of icing to add layers, for the facial features. I also added fur definition onto the fondant.

I started making this cake at 8am and I didn’t finish until 3pm.

I don’t make cakes as a professional. I am a novice baker who makes a cake when asked by family and friends. This has probably been the hardest cake I have made, but also one of the most enjoyable. My daughter was thrilled when she saw it, and that’s all the pleasure you need when you make a cake!

My only problem now is, “What will she be wanting next year?” At least I have a year to plan.

One difficulty I ran into in making this cake was the colour. Our Poppy is a beautiful lemon colour. The cake version turned out to be a more orange tone. Still, it tasted good and everyone enjoyed it. Roll on next year!

Cocker Spaniel Cake Tips:

I would advise anyone looking to make such a cake to bake the cakes the day before. I made the mistake of doing it all in one day. It can be done, but is very hard going.

We are lucky to have our own eggs, which helps with taste, and colour.

I always use butter in my baking. I feel it results in a richer, firmer cake.


Cool Dog Cake for a Dog Lover

I made a Dog Shaped Birthday Cake for my friends birthday. She adopts dogs constantly.. I knew she had to have a dog cake. After many searches I decided to try this out. I used a round cake cut in half for the body, a 6 inch round cut in half for the head. I used twinkies for the feet, I used excess cake for the tail. I used a buttercream frosting tinted w/ cocoa powder for the fur. She loved the cake. She really didn’t want to cut it.

  • Cool Dog Cake for a Dog Lover
  • Cool Dog Cake for a Dog Lover
  • Cool Dog Cake for a Dog Lover


Cool Puppy Cake

For this Dog Shaped Birthday Cake, I baked 3 cakes (1 large round and 2 9×13 pans). Then I cut the shape of the circle face, the smaller oval for the top of the face for the mouth, the ears, paws, and collar. After that, I frosted the whole cake white and put it in the fridge to harden. After it hardened, I smoothed the frosting and used the star tip and frosted it white all over with pink patches. Then I added the mouth, eyes, and nose.

  • Cool Puppy Cake
  • Cool Puppy Cake
  • Cool Puppy Cake


Coolest Big Yellow Fun Dog Birthday Cake

Well , my  grandchildren always allow me to make their birthday cakes. Alexis wanted a dog with lots of friends. So a big yellow dog was designed. I am not a pro so I gather ideas everywhere but mostly from your site. It took 3 dh butter box mixes. One for a 13x 9 base, one for a duck mold  and 1 for misc. 8 inch and 3 inch falls mall ice cream cones.

  • Super Pug Cake to the Rescue

The nose , paws and tail were cut from a frozen 8 in pan. The dog dish was the small pan scooped out  and after frosting filled with coco puffs. The base had a green base with grass piped on. The ears were sliced off the bottom of the duck cake. I hope you enjoy making your own Dog Shaped Birthday Cake!

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