Thursday, September 23, 2010

Puppy for Sophia

Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet Sophia!

When it came time to plan Sophia's cake, it was an easy choice.  A puppy!  But what kind of puppy?  

I started looking at puppy cakes that people have made and this one caught my eye.  It's been done in a few different versions, all adorable.  Problem was no one really had instructions on how to "build" it.  I  was left to fend for myself.  

Here's what I came up with:

body - 2 oval layers, top layer carved so the "rear" would be fuller
head - a 6" round and a 4" round carved to get the shape I wanted
legs - 2 mini wonder mold cut in half

All covered in Fondarific.

Chocolate cake with coordinating vanilla cupcakes.  Gotta please them all!  I was happy with the result!  As for Sophia, she loved it!  But honestly at 2, she would love anything colorful and sweet that I put in front of her.

The hardest part?  Cutting it!


  1. So precious! I bet she loved it.

  2. The dog is beautiful! I'm new to making cakes and was wondering about the crumb coat. Is it a different icing than the fondarific?

  3. The crumb coat is a thin layer of buttercream that you apply before applying the fondant or before applying a final coat of buttercream. Good luck with your cakes! It's tons of fun!

  4. On the crumb coat does it need to be refrigerated before putting on the final coat?

    1. Before applying fondant, I do stick the cake with the buttercream crumb coat in the fridge for a few minutes allowing it to firm up a bit.

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