Poochy the Doggie Cake
by Mildred Delgado
I made this pooch for my daughter. For this cake I used two six inches by two round chocolate cakes. I divided them in two halves and use chocolate fudge and caramel filing.
I cut them making a rectangle and cut down all around the top corners. I made a base out of rice krispies, (first time I made something out rice krispies and molded) of the same size as the cake and it was 2 inches tall as well.
I put the rice Krispies in the freezer for about 2 hours. At this point , I molded the head of the dog out of rice krispies as well, put it inside of a small bowl so it will hold the circular shape the freezer.
Then I started to put the dog together, use the rice kripies base from the freezer, covered in chocolate fudge and place the cake in top of it and secure it with a small lollipop sticks all the way down to the krispies.
I also attached the head with a bigger lollipop stick through the cake all the way down to the krispies. The head is heavy. I shaped the eyes and my husband shaped the snout.
I made the legs in proportion to the dog's body out of gum paste and attached all four eyeballing them. Ears and the little tail are out of gum paste as well.
I measured the dog from the neck to the butt and neck to the bottom, cut white fondant and with a plastic spatula I started to create something to resemble long dog hair patterns (Yorkie dog style). I did the same to the other side overlapping on the dog's back bone.
I covered the lower part of the head and the upper part. The back of the head using the same pattern.
To give it a more realistic look, on the top of the head, eyebrows, mustache, ears ,top and back of head and tail, I sliced pieces of fondant and cut them certain lengths resembling loose hair. This was very time consuming. I airbrushed the dog with a cooper color all over. Then, I used black color on upper layers of cake. I left the face cooper so the black nose, eyes and mouth would be noticeable. And this is how I created Poochy.