Puppy Cake~ A Blog Tutorial

Today we made a sweet puppy cake for you. We were having trouble deciding on just what to make in the blog today–(Why can’t I be one of those organized bloggers who has posts planned out weeks in advance!) :0) –Anyway, this morning we jumped from lion to stork to beach to CLOWN (we were all over the place) and finally landed on puppy! Who doesn’t love a sweet puppy? I hope that you agree– –I love simple and sweet–and ideas that would be great for both little boys and little girls! So…if you’re ready, lets dive into a bowl of cuteness~

First, I frosted a 6″, two layer cake with vanilla buttercream.

Next, I tinted some of my fondant with ivory coloring, rolled it out on a lightly greased countertop, and cut out a 3 1/2 inch circle.

While my fondant was still soft, I used a toothpick to draw my puppy’s mouth. You could also just pipe it on or use an edible marker. I also used the sharp point of the toothpick to give him “freckles”.

I added small little black fondant eyes and a nose. You can improvise with buttercream, candy pieces, etc. if you’d rather not use fondant. I brushed the nose with a little stroke of light corn syrup for shine.

Next, puppy ears! I kneaded a little tylose into some chocolate fondant so that they would dry more quickly. I rolled out the fondant, cut out 2 1/2 inch circles and slightly elongated them. You could leave them floppy–or you could pipe chocolate candy melts/candy coating ear shapes onto parchment paper and chill until set. Our little guy is starting to come together!

I used the edge of my cutter to snip away and slightly narrow the tops of the ears. (Optional)

After the ears had dried enough to hold their shape, I placed them on.

I gave him a little puppy hairdo with tiny little pieces of fondant. Piped buttercream would be sweet too!

Next, a little pink fondant tongue (teardrop shaped)–

Almost done! I made a red fondant collar/bottom border & made a little yellow doggie tag. (I embossed with a little plastic “stone stamp” with the #2…sweet for a 2 year old!) —

Around this time, I started wondering if Puppy should have a brown patch of fur around his eye…hmmmmm…..so this is what that would look like….

But in the end, I stuck to the original design :0) …and we’re DONE!! Woo hoo!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

 

Sweet Puppy Cake Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com 2-Puppy-Cake-Blog

 

 

 

Category: Animals/Animal Print, Blog Tutorials, Buttercream Techniques

31 Comments

  1. Joy says: #1

    So adorable! Love it!!

  2. Luanne says: #2

    Adorable, as usual. Such a sweet little cake. Thank you!

  3. trisha says: #3

    This dog is welcome at my house any ole time~so cute and happy looking!!!

  4. sagarika says: #4

    this is so so cute and super easy….I’m big fan of ur site

  5. JUDY CLUNE says: #5

    THIS PUPPY IS JUST SO SO SWEET…I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS FOR A VERY SPECIAL LITTLE BOY FOR HIS 6 BIRTHDAY IN JULY. I KNOW HE WILL LUV IT. THANK YOU MELISSA. I LOVE YOUR CAKE SCHOOL. I TELL MY FAMILY DON’T BOTHER ME. I’M GOING TO SCHOOL…I LUV LUV MY HOMEWORK TOO!!! THANKS AGAIN MELISSA~<3~

  6. Michele Whaling says: #6

    Adorable! My neighbors are going to need weight watchers as they are the recipients of my practice hehehehe

  7. Steph says: #7

    Where can i buy the plastic stone stamp? Cake looks amazing

  8. leane boksleitner says: #8

    Adorable! Can’t wait to make one:) Yes, where did you get the stone stamp??

  9. Melissa Diamond says: #9

    Thanks so much everybody!! — The stone stamps that I used are just like the ones in the link below–I bought mine from our local Michael’s. (There are a few different ones, but mine are the Victorian design.)

    link to amazon.com

  10. Such a precious pup! Love him:) Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Sadia Wasim says: #11

    So adorable and easy too! Thanks again for a wonderful tutorial!

  12. Anita Barron says: #12

    So cute, I have the perfect person to make this for. She’s an animal lover will adore this cake for her birthday. As usual Melissa you are terrific and very talented. I really enjoy going to this school.

  13. seabass123 says: #13

    Melissa,

    You have done it again like always. What a cute and unique design for a child’s cake. I wish at this very moment that I had a child to bake this for. Your cake designs are very simple and so inspiring. Thanks Melissa and thanks goes out to Bebe as well.

  14. Paula Timmons says: #14

    Cute as a button and looks easy!, which is nice!

  15. cecd1958 says: #15

    So nice and easy, and your explanation very clear. Even though I am in Guatemala, I am very happy to be in this school =0) Thank you

  16. Carmen Dacaret says: #16

    Very clear, nice and easy! thank you! so happy to be in this school. Regards from Guatemala City.

  17. Melissa Diamond says: #17

    Thanks for the latest comments–it’s so nice to hear your feedback! ;0)

  18. kathrynscraftycakes says: #18

    Hi Melissa and Bebe! Haven’t been on in a while, but I’m back now!! Love your cake videos and ideas :)

  19. BeBe says: #19

    Welcome back Kathryn, and thank you!

  20. MrsAB says: #20

    Very nicely done Melissa! I love your creativity.

  21. that cake is so cute

  22. Valerie says: #22

    I don’t remember what I googled to find your blog… but I’m glad I did. Adorable cake!

  23. Avianti Jewelry says: #23

    Love this puppy cake its so cute! Great for the kids!

  24. Pattie Xinos says: #24

    Do you think the cuteness will translate to a bigger cake? A 10″?

  25. veeonica says: #25

    I Love it..

  26. Tara says: #26

    Last week I made this cake for my daughter’s third birthday! Thanks for the tutorial–it turned out GREAT. Super adorable. Since it is a small cake and we had lots of people coming I supplemented with cupcakes with paw prints on them. :)

  27. Melissa Diamond says: #27

    Tara, I’m so glad!! Love that you supplemented with paw print cupcakes too! ;0)

  28. abha says: #28

    Very sweet puppy

  29. Busayo says: #29

    l soo much love ur tutorials. they are simple and easy to follow even for a novice. l look forward to a day wen I can decorate as beautiful as u do…sighs!

  30. Melissa Diamond says: #30

    Thank you so much!

  31. delfina leiva says: #31

    beautiful and easy

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