This was Tanya’s birthday cake – a surprise organised for her by her husband! It’s layers of chocolate cake filled with a strawberry preserve, ringed with Kit Kat fingers and topped with a layer of dark chocolate ganache!
I was very lucky here in that my customer said they wanted a dog-shaped cake, and the rest was up to me.
After a bit of a Christmas holiday I felt like challenging myself a little, and I’d seen several really cute Pug cakes on the internet so a Pug it had to be!
It’s not quite perfect… The proportions are a little off, and the head-shape isn’t quite right, but I am REALLY pleased with how it turned out.
The dog’s body is chocolate cake and white chocolate butter icing, and the dog’s head is rice krispy treat – sculpted and shaped by hand, not baked in a mould.
The whole dog is covered with fondant and painted to add shadows and shading and the Pug’s colouring.