Super Pug Cake to the Rescue

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.

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 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.

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