Puppy Chaos Cake
(Warminster, PA, USA)
Puppy Birthday Cake
For the Puppy Birthday Cake you’ll need
2 box cakes mixes or enough scratch cake to fill 2
X 8″ cake pans and 2 X 6″ cake pans
Your favorite icing and filling (for between cake layers)
Cake board or plate
The bottom tier of the cake is two 8″ round cakes. Level the cakes by removing any humps or unevenness. (This works better if the cake is firm. You can freeze your cakes wrapped in plastic wrap if necessary. Take your leveled 8″ round and place it on a turn table. Add your filling and then stack the 2nd 8″ round on top. ice the 8″ cake and set aside. Do the same with the 6″ cake.
You now have 2 iced cakes ready for fondant. Cover both the 8″ and the 6″ cakes in fondant dyed in the color of your choice. Once they are covered in fondant, place them on the cake board or dish of your choice. Then place dowels through the bottom tier to support the 6″ cake. Then very carefully stack the 6″ cake on top of the 8″ cake.
Take a strip of fondant and wrap the bottom edge of the top and bottom tiers. Shape little circles out of an accent color and glue on the paw prints.
Then sculpt little puppies out of fondant, modeling chocolate, or gum paste. Then place them on the cake using gum glue (Gum Pasted mixed with water) and toothpicks to secure.
Pipe royal icing onto the cake where you want your tears and surround it with torn pieces of fondant. Pipe or smear little excesses of royal icing on the puppies to make them look messy.
To make the bow, mix gum paste into your fondant and roll flat and thin. Use a pizza cutter to cut the bow into the desired width. Shape your bow and stuff tissues into the sides of the bow to help keep the fullness while it dries. Set it aside to firm.
Use a cookie cutter and fondant rolled thin to create your “Happy Birthday” plaque. Use edible markers to write your message and glue the plaque to the front of the cake.
Add the bow when it has firmed up a bit by securing it with gum glue and toothpicks.