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Shih Tzu Sculpted Dog 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!

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Puppy in box
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lovey Doggy
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Buttercream, Fondant
Style Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Cakes ROCK!!!

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: This cake was actually for my friend's two Shih Tzu's birthday party! Their names are Minion & Mayhem. They got their own 'pup-cakes' & this was the cake for humans! I used Elisa's vanilla cake recipe---which has become my go-to recipe anyway. Best vanilla cake I've ever had! I make my own fondant & used Lauren Kitchens' buttercream recipe which is my favorite. I ordered Elisa's short-hair impression mat which was money WELL spent! Both my airbrush & luster dusts were used to create the color on the dog. My favorite cake sculpting tool is my grapefruit knife! I love the curved shape to create natural-looking roundness on the cake, & having both sides serrated makes it super-easy to carved the cake.

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What are you most proud of? How much she looked like Minion & Mayhem. They said she could be their sister!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's fun & not hard at all. I did have a little trouble with the head wanting to tip forward. Be careful not to put too much pressure on the head when carving in the details. I got a bit carried away!

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very good work

03/23/2014 Flag

You are an artist!!!!

10/04/2014 Flag

Thank you so much!

10/10/2014 Flag

I'm wanting to make a My Little Pony and was trying to figure out if this would help me with carving and how to place the head properly. In your opinion do you think this tutorial would help?

05/03/2015 Flag

Thank you! I think Kaysie Lackey's Unicorn class would translate better for My Little Pony, as the horse head & structure is much closer. This class is great, but there isn't any structure to speak of.

05/04/2015 Flag

Oops by the way great job on her! Looks great!!

05/03/2015 Flag