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Sculpted Dog Cake

with Elisa Strauss
Every dog has its day, so make your next celebration truly fetching with cake designer Elisa Strauss!

Unleash your creativity with this Craftsy class from famed cake designer and author Elisa Strauss. Sculpt a 3-D cake of any breed of dog or cute furry creature you’d like. With Elisa’s help, if you can dream it, you can build it. Elisa will guide you through the process as you stack and carve your cake, adding in support and details along the way. Learn how to personalize your pooch by adding textured fondant "fur," facial features and a collar with personalized dog tags. Elisa even includes her own recipes to make a cake your friends and clients will love for their next birthday party, as a groom’s cake on their special day, or for any occasion to honor a dog lover!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction & Templates

  • Meet your instructor, Elisa Strauss, and learn about the templates you will be using to construct your sculpted dog cake.


Lesson 2. Sugar Decorations


Lesson 3. Building the Dog Body & Head


Lesson 4. Sculpting the Body


Lesson 5. Sculpting the Head


Lesson 6. Customizing Fur


Lesson 7. Covering the Head in Fondant


Lesson 8. Covering the Body in Fondant


Lesson 9. Assembling the Cake


Lesson 10. The Final Details

"I loved this entire class....the instruction was superb! I learned lots of little tricks from Elisa and it was worth every penny. ... 5-Stars on this course for sure!"
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