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3D Cheetah cake

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Sculpted Dog Cake taught by Elisa Strauss

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

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Cream cheese pound cake filled with chocolate ganache iced in BC and covered in FondX fondant. Foam core and dowels for support. Head was styrafoam. Airbrushed color and spots.

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What are you most proud of? Carving. I LOVED the shape I got out of the cake during the carving phase. I was SUPER proud of myself. It looked awesome (unfortunately the end result had some issues with weight)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you secure your cake at all times. I struggled finding the center of gravity with my cake ( I changed the shape to make it more cheetah like) and it was leaning from the moment I started carving. I had 1 hand on the cake the entire time to avoid it from falling. I was finally able to secure it and ice it, but once the weight of the fondant was added, it was a spiraling avalanche. The legs helped at first but then the weight pushed the legs down and caused the shape to shift forward and my legs to wrinkle and crack. I was completely devastated when this happened as I worked so hard during the carving phase to get the straight upright shape I was looking for and unfortunately the end product turned out different. I would definitely give this cake a 2nd shot. I really enjoyed carving it.

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