Puppy Dog Cakes & Tutorials

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Whether it’s for a child or adult dog-lover’s birthday, nothing brings them more joy than to see their little four-legged friend incorporated into their birthday celebration.  There are so many ways to add a doggy theme to a cake, both for beginners and the more advanced.  We have a full list of tutorials below to help you with both simple 3-D model dogs and sculpted dog cakes.

Our beautiful blue and pink feature cake above left is by Made By Gayle. Wrapping a cute little dog collar around the cake is a brilliant extra touch and very easy to create. Plus, we have tutorials for lots of different breeds of dog cake toppers below.

The second cake (above right) is from the Brazilian cake designers, Cheio de Recheio, and is based on an original design by Debbie Brown.  Flour Arrangements have a great tutorial here to help you make your own version yourself. It’s a great cake design for owners of cheeky puppies who come back looking very sheepish after being up to doggy naughtiness!

If it’s a super cute doggy cake design you’re looking for, the two beautiful cakes below will melt your heart! The “Patchwork Puppy” cake (below left) is by the super-talented Shereen’s Cakes & Bakes.  Below right, we have the ultra-cute “Party Puppy” cake by Julia Hardy.

Patchwork Puppy cake by Shereen's Cakes on Cakesdecor.com (left) and Party Puppy cake by Julia Hardy (Peggy Pal on Flickr) on the right

Continuing with cuteness, Wendy’s Taarten have designed a beautiful cake featuring doggy hugs (below left) that young children would simply love.  And below right we have an adorable “sleeping puppy” Cake by Manchester’s Essentially Cakes.

Dog cake designs by Wendy's Taarten (left) and Sleeping Puppy Cake by Essentially Cakes on Cakesdecor.com

For a simple 2-D birthday cake, Bella Cakes by Andrea (below left) have created a fantastic birthday cake below left. (In fact, the puppy could easily be interchanged with any other 2-D character, depending on the occasion, so it makes a great overall party cake idea.)

For a super quick and simple cake for a dog-lover, you can’t beat the design(below right) for it’s simplicity – chocolate Scottie terriers all around the sides, topped off with a great big bow in the middle. (Image: Pinterest).

Dog cake designs by Bella Cakes By Andrea (left) and by Eve Fortescue (right)

The simplest of all dog cakes to make is the Wilton cake design below left (with instructions here.) And we have a gorgeous Dalmation dog cake below right by Sugar Allure  which even incorporates Dalmation spots on the cake!  The red balloon is a lovely extra touch on this party cake.

dog cake by Wilton (left) and dalmation dog cake by Sugar Allure at CakesDecor.com

The ever-popular Westie is re-created in the two fabulous cake designs below – by the UK’s Creations by Paula Jane (below left) and from Pinterest (below right).  For a Westie dog cake topper, you’ll find a tutorial here.

Westie dog cake by Creations by Paula Jane Cakes (left) and from Pinterest (right)

For an adorable surprise cake for a dog lover, the stunning gift box cakes below cannot be beaten when it comes to cute factor.  The lilac and white striped cake is by the fabulous Little Cherry Cake Company (below right) and the equally stunning cake on the left is from Canada’s, The Cake Whisperer.  We have a tutorial here by The Designer Cake Company for a similar style cake – a Schnauzer puppy in a Tiffany’s gift box!

Puppy dog cakes from  (left) and from Little Cherry Cake Company (right)

The cute little puppy model tutorial below is courtesy of Dolcemente Sheila. Puppy cake topper, with paws up on table, tutorial from Pinterest

One of our favourite puppy cakes of all is the cake below featuring a mischievous little fella trying to open a birthday gift – this cake was made by Boston’s Silver Cloud Cakes for this  cheeky puppy’s own 1st birthday party!

Dog cake by Silver Cloud Cakes

We have lots more dog model tutorials for you below, including the little white terrier by Jacques Cakes.Dog cake topper by Jacques Cakes blog

Below we have a beautiful King Charles picture tutorial by Erica Amavet (Image: Pinterest). King Charles dog cake topper by Erica Amavet

You’ll find the tutorial to make the cute little orange puppy below here and a tutorial for the Shih Tzu model at Bake Happy.

puppy dog cake toppers and tutorials

The tutorial for “Spot” the cute little dog (below left) you’ll find here, and the tutorial for the begging puppy (below right) you’ll find at Spoonful.com.

dog cake toppers and tutorials

For more dog models/cake toppers, you’ll find Dachshund, English Bull Dog and Chihuahua tutorials here.

For sculpted 3-D cakes, we have the following tutorials:

Advertisements: Learn how to make this adorable puppy dog in a basket cake including cute tartan doggy blanket on Yener’s Way Online Cake Decorating School here – puppy dog in a basket cake tutorial.

puppy dog in basket cake tutorial by Yener's Way

Craftsy have the excellent Sculpted Dog Cake class below by the world-renowned Elisa Strauss of New York’s Confetti Cakes. Get all the details plus a 50% OFF discount here: Sculpted Dog Cake Tutorial.

sculpted dog cake tutorial by Eliza Strauss of Confetti Cakes

Dog cake toppers are just one of a selection of animals taught in Craftsy’s Animal Cake Topper class below. Get 50% OFF with this link: Adorable Animal Toppers.

Animal Cake Toppers tutorial on Craftsy

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This beautiful English sheep dog is one of a fabulous selection of sugar models featured with full instructions in Carlos Lischetti’s second book, Animation in Sugar: Take 2.

English sheep dog cake topper by Carlos Lischetti from Animation in Sugar Take 2

You’ll also find a selection of adorable doggy cake toppers in Cute & Easy Cake Topers – Puppies, Kittens & Pets, Oh My!, featured below.

Cute and Easy Cake Toppers Puppies and Kittens and Pets, On My!


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