by Sharon Wee

If you know anything about me you would know that I absolutely love dogs. Chances are if you were walking towards me with a dog, I’d be more inclined to say hi to the dog first 🙂

This month with Valentines Day and Chinese New Year (2018 is the year of the dog!) happening at the same time, I thought it was the perfect timing to create a dog themed tutorial.

So here he is, an adorable dog cake topper. You can adapt this topper to a range of dog breeds by just changing the colouring and/or the face a little (maybe add pointy ears or droopy ears). I created the whole topper on a little 4 inch cake board so that it can easily be placed and removed from a cake – making it the perfect keepsake 🙂

You can make this project ahead of time (weeks ahead even!) and then just place it on your cake when you are ready. Simply store it in a cool, dry place and in a breathable box (like a cardboard box). Do not place it inside an airtight container or it will start melting and getting sticky.

Scroll past the video for a list of all the tools and materials I have used in this project. Or if you prefer a printable version, you can download the checklist here.

Adorable Puppy Cake Topper Checklist 

Download a printable version here. 

Tools and Materials

Dusts
I choose my dusts based on the colour and not the brand, so you can use any brand.

  • Light grey (CK Products)
  • Teal (Crystal Colors)
  • Baby pink (Crystal Colors)

Modelling Paste and Fondant
I used modelling paste for the main figurine because it gave me a little more time to rearrange the parts without drying out or cracking. You can also use gum paste or add some CMC/Tylose to fondant. Where ‘fondant’ is listed it is possible (but not necessary) to also use modelling paste or gum paste.

  • White Modelling Paste (Saracino modelling paste was used) – approx. 65g:

    Head – 20g
    Body – 25g
    Front legs – 2g each
    Back legs – 1.5g each
    Ears and tail – 1g each

  • Dark teal fondant (collar) – 2g
  • Black (eyes and nose) – very small amount
  • Light teal fondant (bed) – 100g
  • Red fondant – very small amount
  • Light orange fondant (carpet) – 50g
  • Dark orange fondant (carpet) – 50g

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and as usual, don’t forget to share your work with me. I love seeing it!

Some of Sharon's favourite tools

5 Comments on Adorable Puppy Cake Topper Tutorial

  1. Ira
    April 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm (9 months ago)

    This is prefect for any event or birthday cake!Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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  2. Dodi
    April 8, 2018 at 7:34 pm (8 months ago)

    Just Adorable. Thank you for putting the different amounts of paste used.

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  3. Sunita
    April 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm (8 months ago)

    Hi, I am new with fondant / modelling chocolate. I have one immature question. If the modelling chocolate is home made do we add CMC? If yes one tsp will be okay??

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    • Sharon Wee
      April 10, 2018 at 8:44 pm (8 months ago)

      Hi Sunita, modelling paste is different to fondant or modelling chocolate. So if you aren’t able to find any then you can mix a little modelling chocolate with fondant (1 part chocolate, to 4 parts fondant) and about 1 gram of CMC powder per 100 grams of mixture. Each brand of CMC is different and some are stronger than others so please test on a small amount first.

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  4. Barbara Smith
    June 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Hey Sharon!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I think that is absolutely an adorable topper you have in there. I going to celebrate my pet-baby, Bella’s first birthday soon. And I think I will take the assistance of your video for the cake. – XX

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