For my dad’s birthday I knew straight away what cake I wanted to make him, it had to be a miniature schnauzer cake. Earlier this year they got a dog called Teddy and he is absolutely gorgeous. He seems very happy in his new home and follows my dad around the house as his shadow. I was torn between a couple of different designs but decided to do with a 2D dog design (may save the other design for my mum’s birthday next year!)
Whilst visiting my mum and dad I spent ages trying to get a really good picture of Teddy showing his face and the colours and details, however he just wouldn’t stay still and kept trying to get close for a cuddle rather than pose for a photo!
These 2D cakes are really simple to make and are super effective. I decided to shape the cake a little before covering it in icing, so I carved the bottom in and added cake at the top for his ears, however you can leave the cake round and simply place the design straight on top of it.
Once I had coloured all my icing I then got to work rolling out the colours, cutting out the shapes required and placing them on top of the cake. I find using a piece of paper and a pencil is best as I can sketch out the shape and size of piece I need, then cut it out and use it as a template for cutting the icing out.
When we arrived at my mum and dads for birthday celebrations I was keen to ask everyone who it was meant to be and everyone, including my 4 year old nephew knew it was Teddy – yeay!!
This sponge cake was a no gluten cake and I have finally mastered my no-gluten sponge cake recipe. I was so happy with how it turned out and I will share the recipe on another blog to follow soon.