I love making cakes for my children’s birthdays, but haven’t gotten up the nerve to try a 3D cake yet. I made this cake for my baby girl’s first birthday.
I made this dog cake in a 8 in square pan and frosted it with pink icing. I drew the dog picture freehand on paper, then cut it out and traced around it on to the cake with black icing. I drew the eyes on, added coconut for the fur, then drew the nose and added a cut strawberry for the tongue. The bow was made out of ribbon. I used the same ribbon in making her birthday hat.
Instead of drawing, you could easily print a clip art or coloring book dog to the size you need. If you prefer a brown dog, you can toast the coconut to your desired color. This cake was a big hit, and was not difficult to do!