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Homemade Dog Cake

by Corine J.
(Upstate, New York)


My son loves dogs. For his 7th birthday I searched the internet for ideas and asked friends. I found some ideas to help me out. I used a few pans half a 3d ball for the head, an oval for the body and mini loaf pans for legs and paws and tail. I trimed the tail off of extra cake I had made. I like to make extra for moments like that. I used boxed cake mix nothing spectacular but that they enjoy I used a butter recipe. I used butter cream frosting I colored drak brown would have been easier to buy chocolate butter cream but I didn't think about it. I used a star tip to decorate. I made a small batch of marshmellow fondant for the ears and the ball. The eyes I used a writing tip and smoothed with a knife.
My son loved it and I would have liked to round the back up more maybe next time. I thought it was cute and he loved it and that is all that matters.

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Homemade Dallas Cowboys Football Cake

by Roslyn B.
(Victoria, Texas)


My name is Roslyn B, I made this awesome cake for my big brother Ruben. It's a german chocolate cake shaped into a perfect football.
First I baked 3 rectangle cakes then layered them, shaped them then slathered them with icing I put it in the fridge because if it got to hot the icing would start running and when you bring the cake out you can get your hands a lil wet and rub all over the cake for that smooth look then I cut a strip of fondant for the middle of the football. Everything on the bottom is fondant I cut every lil peace out with an exact-o knife. I painted the box and that's about it. It was pretty easy just time consuming. The reaction I got was awesome my brothers face lit up he told me that he just wanted to pick it up and throw it cuz it looked exactly like a football. I got a big hug, Thank you, & I LOVE IT !!!!!!

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Donut Mountain Cake

by Jan
(Cochran, GA)

Donut Mountain

Donut Mountain

3 dozen store bought donuts (I used Krispy Kream)
melted chocolate fudge topping
confectioners sugar
milk

Make a glaze to use as glue. Mix confectioners sugar and a small amount of milk to make a glaze. It doesn't take very much. Then start assembling your cake. Start by layering donuts make sure the bottom layer of donuts is how big you want your cake. When you start the second layer, put a little glaze on the bottom of each donut to secure, repeat for each layer. Make sure you stagger your donuts as you make your layers and each additional layer should be slightly smaller than the last. Basically forming into a pyrimid. Once your tower is complete heat fudge topping and drizzle over the top. next sprinkle with powdered sugar and your done. On my cake my son wanted to add some army men and his candles.

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HOmemade Dog 50th birthday Cake

by Karen Jane
(Cambridge New Zealand )


I made this little dog for a friends 50th birthday

the cushion is a chocolate cake covered in coloured butter icing and piped butter icing trim

the dog itself is a Wilton lamb 3d pan that was then piped with a straight nozzle the dog itself is made with a lemon cake

The tail is completely formed from layered and piped icing

for the eyes & nose I used chocolate buttons and a pebble/m&m type candy for the mouth. these were put into place then iced over so it looked like fur covered the eyes and also helped to hold the bits in place
the icing on the dog is Icing sugar egg white and lemon for a more solid 'royal icing' type icing for when it set.

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Emily the Strange

by Rebecca
(Wyrallah, Australia)


I made this without much pre-planning. I used chocolate mud cake for the main cake and chocolate chip cupcakes. Covered them all in butter cream icing. I didn't have any black food coloring but had thin licorice so I did the pictures with this. I also did red piping decoration around all the cakes.

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