Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Puppy Cake

Puppy Cake

As my home business gets busier, I'm finding that I have less time to try new recipes, although I'm being challenged on other levels - like cake decorating. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Duff of Ace of Cakes. My cakes lean toward the simpler side - and sometimes they lean to the right or left!

My favorite cake is one that has no decorations - just a homestyle swirled icing with a few birthday candles. But often there is a need for a cake with a little more decor. A trick I use for coming up with simple pictures that can be piped on a cake or cookie is to search for the image in clip art. For instance, for this cake I searched "dog clip art" and looked for a drawing of a dog that I could draw free hand.

I'll try the image on paper first...

Dog/Cat Drawing

...and then try to recreate that image using a piping bag and icing. I think he turned out pretty cute!

The recipe:


  1. OMG!!! Today is Cub's birthday and he would have FLIPPED to have had this cake!! He actually asked for cut out cookies this year...go figure??? And wanted puppies!! I found a dog at Baldingers and it had to do...I'm sure yours was as yummy as it was cute! :)

  2. Very cute cake.. I do cakes as well but i'm awful at free handing the image on the cake.

  3. I think that's is a fantastic tip, working out the drawing on paper first. Anyone would be smiling ear-to-ear if they saw that cake. And how cool that you've made a business out of baking. I'd love to hear more about it.



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