Who let the dogs out? This spectacular little fluffball cake will make the cutest doggy statement at a child's birthday party or a gathering of dog-lovers.

By Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake Land
June 09, 2015
dog cake

What You'll Need:

  • One 8-inch two-layer baked and cooled cake (such as this Classic Vanilla Cake recipe)
  • 4 cups of Vanilla Buttercream
  • 8-inch cake board or cake plate
  • Offset spatula
  • Piping bag fitted with a multi-opening tip
  • Small amount of cornstarch (for working with fondant)
  • 4-inch ball of purchased white fondant
  • 2 wooden BBQ skewers
  • 1-inch ball of purchased pink fondant
  • 2-inch ball of purchased black fondant


frosting cake

Using a dab of buttercream, adhere your first cake layer to your cake plate. Add a thick layer of vanilla buttercream for the filling. Place your second cake layer on top and press down lightly to set in place.

frosting cake

Frost the entire exterior of your cake with a thin layer of the buttercream. Don't worry about getting it perfectly frosted - it's just a crumb coat! You'll be piping hairy fur on top, remember?

frosting cake

Fill your piping bag fitted with the multi-opening tip with the remaining buttercream. Now start piping "fur" onto your cake. Start at the bottom and squeeze the piping bag upward in a line to push out the buttercream fur. Continue piping until all sides of the cake are covered completely.

cake decorating

Now pipe the entire top of the cake with the buttercream, working from the outside edges to the center.

dog fondant

It's time to make the fondant pieces! You may want to use a bit of cornstarch for this step to keep the fondant from sticking.

  • For the ears: Using your hands, make two triangle shapes from the white fondant. Cut a wooden skewer in half and insert each half into a triangle ear.
  • For the tongue: Roll the pink fondant ball between your hands, pulling it into an oval shape. Flatten the oval shape and use a knife to indent a line in the center.
  • For the eyes and nose: Divide the black fondant into thirds. Make the eyes by rolling the black fondant between your hands to make two balls, then flatten them slightly with your finger. Use the third piece of fondant for the nose.
dog cake

Insert the triangle ears into the sides of your cake where you feel the ears should be. Place the eyes, nose, and tongue shapes into the top of the cake. Using your piping bag, add more hair to the top of the cake to give it a terrier look.

Add strands of "hair" by piping frosting downward toward the eyes. Do this on both sides so the hair mirrors each other. Then, using the same technique, add a little hairy mustache to finish the cake.

Coco Cakeland Lyndsay Sung

Lyndsay Sung is a baker, blogger, and photographer at Coco Cake Land. She loves super cute cakes, sweet design, and snacks. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and toddler son.

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