A Fondant Cake For Animal and Art Lovers

by Marcy
(Blasdell, NY)

For Animal and Art Lovers

For Animal and Art Lovers

This three tiered fondant cake is covered in rolled fondant. All the decorations and the dog and cat are hand sculpted in fondant as well.


How I did it


I used some gumpaste tools and a downward motion to get the look of the fur. Once they were semi dry I airbrushed them with a bit of black and then hand painted the eyes and noses with a small artists brush. The palette and brush were just sculpted by hand and hand painted with paste coloring thinned with water. I put the berets on each after they dried for a few days. I went back in with some brown color and hand painted some highlights on the dog.

The framed pictures





The pictures were made by cutting out squares of white fondant with a square cookie cutter. I let them dry for a few days before stamping. I bought animal themed cute stamps at the craft store and brushed black paste food coloring on the design. I then stamped it onto the fondant and let it dry. It will take quite a while for it to dry. I made these a few weeks in advance.

The frames are made by cutting with a square cookie cutter and using a smaller one to cut out the center. I place water on the back of the frames then 'glued' it to the picture. I used a flat spatula to make the indents on the corners of the frame. I them gently brushed luster dust on the frames and put some on the pictures. I did not brush it on the pictures or it might have smeared the stamps. I just used a soft paintbrush and 'flicked' some on with my thumb.



Stripe and drapes


The burgundy stripe on the bottoms of each layer are just colored burgundy fondant cut with a small roller that has different pieces that you can adjust the measurements with. The draped fabric is fondant rolled thin and folded back and forth as if you were folding paper to make a fan. I then carefully laid it on the cake and just let it almost do its own thing. If I played with it to much the fondant started to tear.

Silver paw prints


It might be hard to see but there are paw prints on the cakes in silver. For this I used the paw print stamp I purchased at the craft store and painted the silver luster dust thinned with water on the stamp. I then randomly stamped the cake but did not want to many on there. Just enough to accent the cake. The picture on the top of the cake is held up by a few toothpicks in the back. It is tough to see in the picture but I used a cat stamp, a dog and a paw print. Please enjoy.


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May 13, 2010
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Great Decorating Tips!
by: Lorelie

Thank you Marcy for your submission to the contest. Very cute cake for the animal and art lovers out there. Very nicely done too.

I really like your tips on luster dust and fondant. I'm sure my readers will appreciate it. If you have some close up shots please email me them and I will add them to the page, especially of the dog and cat.

Good luck!

May 15, 2010
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Awwwww...
by: Anonymous

I love animals, especially dogs. This is a wonderful wedding cake for an animal lover. Beautifully done. Very professional looking.

May 18, 2010
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amazing
by: Anonymous

this cake is so detailed and the figures look ceramic. what talent!

May 18, 2010
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Wow
by: Cynthia Duscher

What beautiful cakes.Wonderful detail on the pets.

May 18, 2010
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Too cute
by: Carol Streczywilk

What an adorable cake! I think the pawprints on the sides are a neat addition. This is not an ordinary cake. This cake displays a lot of talent and creativity!

May 18, 2010
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Very Unique!
by: Denise

This is a very unique wedding cake and any animal lover would love this cake! The dog and cat figures are so real looking, and so cute too. You are very talented!

May 20, 2010
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How adorable
by: Michael

This cake is adorable. This is just another one of Marcy's wonderfully designed cakes. Great artistic talent.

May 22, 2010
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talent plus
by: Anonymous

wow what talent GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 22, 2010
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Amazing!
by: Linda

Fantastic job! You are very creative.

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