Friday, May 21, 2010

3-D Fondant Puppy Cake Toppers

I love baking and making cakes but have always wanted to try and make some 3-D figures. My friend's twins just had a party and her daughter wanted a puppy cake. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Here are my puppies...well a puppy and a half. The purple one was digging a hole on top of the cake with chocolate sprinkles for the dirt. I used some candy bones found at the dollar store and I made a little fondant bowl with purple sanding sugar for the food.






To make these I did ALOT of research and after trial and error I found the best method for my figures.

It was to buy ready made white fondant like Wilton's or Satin Ice and add some sprinkles of tylose powder and knead very well to make a quick gumpaste. Divide it into small blocks and wrap in plastic wrap and place in ziptop baggie. Then, you can color your fondant/gumpaste as needed.

I also found the best method was to use all vegetable shortening to prevent sticking to your work surface and your hands. Some people use cornstarch or even confectioner's sugar but the shortening worked awesome for me.

To make the puppies, I used edible glue which is made in a small bowl with a lid from 2 tablespoons of warm water and 1/4 teaspoon of Tylose Powder. Gently stir with a toothpick and allow the Tylose powder to melt at least 1 hour.  It will look like it is not blending but if you leave it on the counter for about an hour if you are in a hurry or in refrigerator overnight covered.

13 comments:

  1. How adorable are these - I love them!!

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  2. tHIS is super cute! I need to try!
    Happy new friend Friday!
    Following your blog, come follow mine. I sure can learn from you :)
    XOXO
    Frenchy

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  3. Wow...those look soo awesome! I'm just getting into baking/decorating myself, and it seems like your blog would be the perfect place to go for tips. So I'm following :)

    Happy New Friend Friday!

    www.cheapgeeksanonymous.blogspot.com

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  4. They are so cute, your very good at making them. Following form new friend Friday. You can follow back at http://punkrockmomma.com

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  5. Hi!!!! I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you followed me back. I'm having a giveaway worth $100-! Hope to see you there=0)

    I just want to lick them=0)

    xoxo,
    Carol
    http://www.cieloazuljewelry.blogspot.com

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  6. those are adorable!!!

    i'm a new follower :-)

    http://totallindsanity.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love it! I am your newest follower!

    http://www.thetshirtdiairies.com

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  8. Love the little puppies! I made some fondant beagles a while back and I feel your pian, they took a long time!

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  9. heyyy!!! thanks so much for the sweet comment!! :) i actually bought that beverage dispenser online at target.com!! it was a super good deal too compared to other ones i have found!! :) by the way, i love your blog i am adding it to my google reader!! haha.

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  10. oh & i bought the dishes at a store called tai pan, next time i go in there i will ask where they bought them from & see who the distributor is! i am sure you can get them at other stores, but im not sure! :)

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  11. Those are so so cute. I looked at the cake decorating stuff (honestly, just because it was across the isle from the ribbon at Walmart) and thought to myself how fun that would be. Then I remembered all the sewing things I need to do and want to do...so I'm going to have to enjoy other people's awesome creativity with fondant and decorating for the time being. Thanks for filling that for me!

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  12. OMGosh that is so darn cute! I would love to learn how to make some 3-d stuff! I have to perfect the art of just having a 1-d stuff first though! :)

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