This cake was for the cutest 5-year-old girl! Her favorite color is yellow, and she wanted a dog cake. So, this was the result:
I came up with the idea of making a dog collar out of fondant and used it as the top border. I really like how it turned out. Although, I was a little disappointed to discover I wasn't the first decorator to think of this design. :o)
The little puppy and her toys were really fun to make! Here's my lesson learned, though:
Measure first, THEN start making your fondant figures. I made the puppy on the left without using the cake pans or finished cake for size guidelines. I realized after it was finished that it was WAY too big for the size cake I made. I wouldn't be able to fit any words on the cake along with the puppy. So, I made the smaller puppy on the right, which fit just the way I wanted. It worked out because I ended up liking the second one better. She looks more playful I think.
The cake was chocolate (Haley's request). There was a chocolate cake layer, then a brownie layer, then another chocolate layer. In between those I spread chocolate chip cookie dough frosting for the filling. Yum!
Rhonda's Ultimate Marshmallow Fondant
Mom's Amazing Frosting Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filling