Online Class

Sculpted Dog Cake


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

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Elisa Strauss
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Templates
Meet your instructor, Elisa Strauss, and learn about the templates you will be using to construct your sculpted dog cake.
2. Sugar Decorations
3. Building the Dog Body & Head
4. Sculpting the Body
5. Sculpting the Head
6. Customizing Fur
7. Covering the Head in Fondant
8. Covering the Body in Fondant
9. Assembling the Cake
10. The Final Details

Taught by

Elisa Strauss
Elisa Strauss
Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist. Her cakes have appeared on the Today show, The View, the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge and Sex and the City. Elisa's work also has been featured in the pages of InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride and many more. In 2008, she was selected one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.
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