For my nephew’s 1st birthday it was requested that I make a dog cake…I had no idea it would turn into this…
My sister couldn’t decide whether she wanted chocolate or white cake…so I did both. Making 1.5 batches of the White Chocolate Whisper Cake and 1 batch of a Chocolate Brownie Cake recipe I have used for months. I decorated the cake with the basic butter cream (usually I have been doing White Chocolate Mousseline, but a friend borrowed my candy thermometer for Christmas and has yet to return it!). The dark frosting is a Chocolate Fudge Buttercream recipe I have been using for years.
The head was made from the White Chocolate Whisper Cake that I made in the Wilton “ball” pan. The paws in the front of the dog was formed out of 2 8” cakes as well as the tail and part of the front of the body. The main part of the body, and rear paws were from the Chocolate Brownie Cake. I formed the eyes, ears and nose from fondant.
The total cake, frosting and all took me about 11 hours.
This weekend I will be making another cake or mini cakes for a circus/clown party for my other nephew turning 4!