This poodle has oodles of charm! Build a canine shape from cakes baked in our Mini Ball Pan and Sports Ball Pan. Add marshmallow feet and tail, and finish with piped-icing rosettes to create its captivatingly curled coat.
In advance: Make ear. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 2 oz. fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut ear. Let dry for several days on cornstarch-dusted surface.
Bake and cool 1 Mini Ball and 1/2 Sports Ball cake; position on foil-covered board, about 2 in. apart, for head and body. Tint fondant: 6 oz. light rose, 6 oz. dark rose. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut light rose face; position on board. Use patterns to cut dark pink bow and nose; also cut a 1 x 1 1/2 in. strip for collar and position on board between cakes. Cut dowel rods to make two 3 1/2 in. legs and 2 in. tail. Reroll light rose fondant 1/4 in. thick. Wrap dowel rods with fondant; smooth seams. Cut slit in marshmallows and insert dowel rods; position on board. Shape 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. light rose logs for feet and position on board. Roll small pointed fondant logs for eyelashes and toenails; attach with damp brush. Attach nose. Use buttercream to pipe tip 18 rosettes over leg and tail marshmallows and tip 32 rosettes on head
and body cakes. Position ear; prop up with 2 stacked marshmallows. Cover ear with tip 32 rosettes. Position bow. Use wide end of decorating tip to cut circle for knot; attach with damp brush.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.
Rated 5 out of
It was a hit from the start. So easy to do and so appréciate by my daughter. I really enjoyed doing it. The explanation are a breeze to follow.
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 3 out of
Norma Devencenzi from
I made this design on my final cake of my beginning cake decorating class. I learned how to transfer the pattern onto my cake by tracing it with gel. I couldn't finish it all during class but took my time at home and it turned out darling!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of
This cake was very easy and the recipient loved it. The design is unique enough to be impressive even though it is simple. You will probably need a different cake board to display it on though so it will all fit.