Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dalmatian Cake

Last week I made a cake for Mini Man's nursery. They have been raising money for the Guide Dog charity and had a visit from a Guide Dog. I am by no means an expert cake maker and just make them for pleasure but when the opportunity arises I love jumping to the challenge. I was going to attempt a golden retriever but it seemed a Dalmatian was the cake of choice so here are my efforts!

I must admit I was a little stumped how to make the head and the body, and took a while to work out what shaped cakes to bake and in hind sight I think his bum could of done with being slightly higher and more rounded. In the end I baked 2 large 11 inch sponge cakes, put them in the fridge overnight and then cut them into the correct shapes. I then used butter icing to hold it all together, and used mini rolls for the legs. So from this.........

To this and I have to say I was pretty pleased with it.

8 comments:

Apples and Autobots said...

Wow! That's incredible! Let me recommend a blog to you. If you haven't already discovered 10 Minutes Here 10Minutes There (http://10here10there.blogspot.com/) you need to check her out. She's a cake baking mom who also has a child on the spectrum. In the meantime, I'm gonna be jealous of your talent.

Lizbeth said...

Holy cow, that's incredible. Now I feel like an underachiever and won't be posting the cake I just made. ;)
I love it and am so jealous!

The Rambling Pages said...

Oh my God no Lizbeth, now I feel awful you MUST post your cake, it can;t be any worse than some of my past cakes (think bright yellow la la cake before I discovered sugar paste and used food colouring, icing sugar and water)!

Dianne x said...

Your cake is amazing I would not want to cut it. Well done you xx

casacostello.com said...

That is fantastic. Thank you for taking part in Cake of the Week. Carving cakes is always difficult and you have done a wonderful job. Hx

The Rambling Pages said...

That is fantastic. Thank you for taking part in Cake of the Week. Carving cakes is always difficult and you have done a wonderful job. Hx

The Rambling Pages said...

Oh my God no Lizbeth, now I feel awful you MUST post your cake, it can;t be any worse than some of my past cakes (think bright yellow la la cake before I discovered sugar paste and used food colouring, icing sugar and water)!

The Rambling Pages said...

Holy cow, that's incredible. Now I feel like an underachiever and won't be posting the cake I just made. ;)
I love it and am so jealous!