Adorable Puppy Cake Topper Tutorial

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 ChecklistΒ 

Download a printable version here.Β 

Tools and Materials

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 β€˜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!

5 thoughts on “Adorable Puppy Cake Topper Tutorial

  1. 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??

    1. 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.

  2. 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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