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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
The cute little puppy model tutorial below is courtesy of Dolcemente Sheila.
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!
Below we have a beautiful King Charles picture tutorial by Erica Amavet (Image: Pinterest).
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 (no longer available).
The tutorial for “Spot” the cute little dog (below left) you’ll find here (no longer available), and the tutorial for the begging puppy (below right) you’ll find at Spoonful.com (no longer available).
For more dog models/cake toppers, you’ll find Dachshund and Chihuahua (no longer available) 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.
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.
You’ll also find a selection of adorable doggy cake toppers in Cute & Easy Cake Topers – Puppies, Kittens & Pets, Oh My!, featured below.