Little Dog In A Gift Box Tutorial

Decorating By anamado Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 11:36am by ChristineCMC

anamado Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:22pm
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Hello everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

I have already posted this topic in the spanish forum, but since I have been asked to translate it I thought I could write it here too. Sorry for my english...

This cake was inspired on a cake I saw here on CC made by Tray2

I made 4 square madeira cakes and joined them together with buttercream, and then covered it all with the same thing.
With the trimming leftovers and buttercream I made cakeball. I wrapped both things with film and then stored them in the freezer, because I would need them only 2 weeks later. I took them out a day before to thaw completely


Also a day before I made very very thin layers of MMF (5 or 6 of them) about 3 x3 inches each, to make "paper" and let them dry overnight.


With the cake ball dough I made the dog's head. Then, with crusting buttercream I made the fur of the dog's face, using a Multi-Opening Tip.
The eyes, the nose and the tongue were made out of MMF.


I covered the cake with MMF and made all the accents with it too. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it icon_mad.gif

Then I put all the little pieces of "paper" on top of the cake, and then on top of them, the dog's head. I finished the fur and made the paws too.


A week before I made a lid with pastillaje, to let it dry completely. I don't have a picture of tis either... icon_mad.gif
I covered it with the same MMF and accents of the cake.
I put a couple of dowel rods to hold the lid.


And this is the CC's link were you can see the final look !!!

I hope someone can find this semi tutorial useful

24 replies
Superstar2 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:32pm
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Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial. I can't wait to give this cake a try. I just love your dog in the gift box.

fiddlesticks Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:41pm
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Thanks so much ! Nice of you to take the time to do this !

CakeDiane Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:45pm
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Oh I'm SO glad you were able to post these directions in English in addition to spanish--thank you so much! The pictures are so helpful! It is such a cute cake!!

babyblue113 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:46pm
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Thank you!

elainec Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:33pm
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Thank you! THis is mazing! icon_biggrin.gif

kandu001 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 2:05am
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Thank you! It is absolutely amazing!! princess.gif

SweetPea0613 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:27am
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That is too cute! Thanks for the instructions!

marriedtoagreek74 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 6:32am
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Thanks for the tutorial, it's so cute!


Eliza Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 9:23am
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Thanks! You are a star! The cake is so cute!!

vonnie99 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 11:30am
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I think I need to try this one out for my doggie's birthday cake!! Thanks!!

anamado Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:49pm
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Thank you all so much!!!! You are very nice to me icon_smile.gif

In case someone is interested in the tutorial in spanish here is the link

En Español :

terrig007 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:58pm
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What a cute little dog. I will have to try this. Thank you for posting this.

mellormom Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 5:04pm
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WOW! Thanks!!!!!

amsy Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:28pm
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This is so cute i would love to try this. Thanks

candynumber1 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 1:37am
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Great tutorial! Thanks.

dadams Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:01am
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thank you so much it is so cute

pamconn Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 1:02pm
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Thank you, this is really cute icon_smile.gif

PattyT Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 1:29pm
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I'll add my thanks to all the others. The pictures are very helpful. It's nice of you to do this.

staceyboots Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:01pm
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thanks so much!

Molly2 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:06pm
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This is the first time I've seen this it is tooo cute Thank You


Sweet_Guys Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:13pm
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What a wonderful idea!

All of you are inspiring us with so many new ideas to try! Keep sharing!

Paul & Peter

fcacote Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 6:28pm
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I'd love to try making one of these. Could any one explain me a little better what is cake ball? I understand it's made of cake leftovers?...

bashini Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 8:48pm
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Wow! that is brilliant. It is very helpful. thumbs_up.gif

ChristineCMC Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 11:36am
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My Middle son is a huge dog lover and I think he would love this cake. Thanks for sharing!!

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