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Seeing Spots Cake

Turn a Lady Bug Pan cake into an adorable puppy. Use fondant appendages and features to modify the insect form; pipe on a white coat and black dots for Dalmatian dimension.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool cake. To make dog's front leg, roll 3 oz. of fondant into a 4 in. x 1 1/2 in. diameter log and crease in middle to form a right angle.

Step 2

For back leg, roll 5 oz. of fondant into a 7 in. x 1 1/2 in. diameter log and crease in middle to form another right angle.

Step 3

Position fondant legs on cake and flatten where needed to conform to cake.

Step 4

To make tail, roll 1 1/2 oz. of fondant into 3in. long teardrop shape; position on cake.

Step 5

To form muzzle, flatten two 1 oz. pieces of fondant to 2 1/2 in. circles; position on cake.

Step 6

Tint 4 oz. fondant black. Use 3/4 in. ball of black fondant to form nose, 1/2 in. ball of each white and black to make mouth and bottom lip.

Step 7

Roll 1/2 in. white fondant ball for whites of eyes. Use tip 3 band black icing to pipe lines between toes and eye pupils (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 8

Cover cake with tip 16 white stars alternating with black stars for spots.

Step 9

Pipe tip 3 dots on muzzle; position fondant nose. To make ears, roll black fondant 1/4 in. thick and use patterns to cut with knife; position on cake.

Step 10

Roll balls of fondant and position under left ear to lift.