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Dashing Dog Cake


Makes: Serves 12.
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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make fondant ears. Knead 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 2 1/2 oz. black fondant. Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use knife and pattern to cut two ears. Let dry 24 hours on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 2

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Attach lollipop sticks to ears. Bend sticks to match curve of ears. Prepare thinned fondant adhesive following recipe directions. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach one stick to each ear, leaving 3 in. extended from bottom to insert in cake. Let dry, 1 to 2 hours.

Step 3

Bake and cool dinosaur cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in. high. Place on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit. Use knife to trim off spikes and level eye.

Step 4

Ice areas smooth. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint a portion teal. Reserve remaining white.

Use spatula and white icing to ice cake sides and background areas smooth.

Step 5

Make fondant features. For nose, roll a 1 in. ball of black fondant. Flatten slightly. Position on cake. For spaces between teeth, roll out black fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use knife to cut three triangles, 1/2 in. wide x 3/4 in. high. Use tip 4 dots of icing to attach in mouth area. For pupil, use narrow end of tip 2A to cut a circle. Set aside. For eyebrow, use wide end of tip 4 to cut circle. Move tip up 1/8 in. to cut a crescent shape from circle. Set aside.

Step 6

Decorate cake. Use tip 4 and white icing to outline and pipe in four teeth. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 4 and white icing to outline and fill in oval eye, 1 1/2 in. wide, about 1 in. from top edge of cake. Pat smooth. Use tip 4 and teal icing to outline dog.

Use tip 21 and teal icing to fill in dog with stars. Use tip 4 and teal icing to pipe dot of icing to attach eyebrow. Use tip 4 and white icing to attach pupil. Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border.

Step 7

DAY OF CELEBRATION

Insert ears. Insert lollipop sticks into side of cake.

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6 in. Lollipop Sticks

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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