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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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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Buttercream, Gum Paste
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Do you sell this cake? Yes

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: 3-layers of 8" round chocolate cake for body and 3, 5" rounds cut from large sheet cake for head. I used Swiss meringue buttercream with variations of raspberry and mocha for the filling in the head and body, respectively. From start to finish took me appx. 10 hours to complete. I also used Elisa's video on YouTube for faux wood to make the base. I made my own marshmallow fondant (liz Merick's recipe) to cover the dog.

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What are you most proud of? How realistic it turned out.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Unfortunately, the head of the dog slid off prior to the guests cutting :( I really wish I would have used a different center support system, other than a dowel. I usually use a threaded pipe (covered in saran wrap) for the central support but I went with the dowel and later wish I hadn't. The extra weight from all the added fondant details to make the pom pom like hair for this dog, is what did it in, I think. So take that into consideration when choosing your central support.

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