How To Make Dog Figures?

Decorating By krystal1029 Updated 8 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm by drakegore

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:22am
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So i need to make a figure of a dog for a cake i need to make for Saturday, but ive never made figures for a cake before so i don't really know how to do it.

Please help!

I want to make it like the picture ive attached.

http://www.dogsindepth.com/toy.....er_h03.jpg

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imagenthatnj Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:29am
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You didn't attach anything. You might have to post a link. Lately, there are a lot of problems with attaching photos.

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:31am
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yeah im having some trouble with attaching the photo

sechrestloans Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:35am
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I just uploaded a puppy cake with fondant dogs, hope it helps! I am attaching it, not sure how to put them into messages, but if it doesnt work you can just look at my photos. there is also a good tutorial on you tube by Aine2 icon_smile.gif

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:40am
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Okay thanks! ill check it out

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:54am
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Start by watching Aine2's video.

This is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9u63Mh-SsY&feature=related

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:14am
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Also, it might be easy to visualize it as a cake or cake piece instead of a live dog.

I couldn't find a tutorial for you other than Aine's, but here are some links that might help you think about how you can make it from fondant.


http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/yorkie-rehearsal-cake-2010-06-26.htm

http://www.thecakestore.co.uk/acatalog/Yorkshire_Terrier.html

http://www.mandarava.com/Retail/mandarava_item_detail.asp?IID=6324&LC=DGSUM&OC=

http://www.weddingcollectibles.com/Yorkshire-Terrier-Dogs-Cake-Topper-Figurine-p-1780.html

Another idea is to maybe look at porcelain dogs in the store or children's toys/figures that you can have in front of you to copy.

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:22am
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Thanks i think those pictures will help. But im not all that sure how i would incorporate the colors

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:29am
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You would probably have to start with some kind of brown fondant and then after you make the marks to simulate the hair in the figure, you might have to paint the darker brown and black with a brush.

Read this thread about how to paint on fondant. It is usually done with vodka or some other alcohol and powder or gel colors.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653558-.html

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:39am
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Yeah ill give that a try and see how it works out.
Thanks for the help!

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:46am
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You're very welcome. I'm going to have a crazy day tomorrow at the office, but I'll try to look for anything that can help you. I know I have a folder with tutorials for dogs somewhere. I was trying to learn how to make them not long ago. If I find them, I'll PM you to see how I can send them to you. Good luck with your practice!

krystal1029 Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:51am
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Thank you very much!

ginger6361 Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 8:22pm
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GREAT VIDEO..THANKS

drakegore Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Start by watching Aine2's video.

This is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9u63Mh-SsY&feature=related




aine's videos (two parts) were what i used on my two "dog" cakes that i had to do recently. i thought her instructions were excellent!

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