This is an 8” round vanilla sponge cake with Jam and vanilla frosting filling. Made to order for a Westie lover’s birthday. The simple design of paw prints was made using black icing and two different size circle cutters. The paw prints were then placed around the cake, which had been covered in white ready roll fondant. You can buy cutters and moulds to make paw prints but small circle cutters work really well.
The modelled Westie dog on top was made from white fondant, shaped into a dog and left to harden overnight. To give the fur effect I used white fondant mixed with a little water to create a paste which can then be piped using a piping bag and a grass nozzle.
The cake was then finished off with a tartan ribbon and a birthday message.
Hours of Fun wishes Julia a fantastic birthday, hope you loved your Westie cake.