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!
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!