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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Snoopy Birthday Cake

Happy Sunday!  A couple of years ago, I made a Peter Pan cake….well the birthday girl is apparently over Peter Pan, but she likes Snoopy now!  So, this year the challenge was to make a Snoopy cake.

I sketched out a couple of ideas since I wasn’t sure exactly what they wanted.  (Sketching is actually one of my favorite parts of the cake process.  Its gets my creativity flowing and makes sure the client and I are talking about the same thing!  No surprises on delivery that way!)

Mom selected the middle sketch, and only needed it to feed about 10 -12 people.  Since everything I do is custom-made, I don’t use shaped cake pans or anything like that.  I bake larger cakes then cut out and carve away the extra cake to reach the shape I want.

For this one, I baked a 10-inch square cake, then printed a picture of Snoopy’s head that was about the size I needed.  I used that as my guide for cutting the cake.  (Those extra cake scraps help with quality control....at least that's what I tell myself as I'm snacking on extra cake!)


The shaped cake first got a coat of chocolate buttercream, then a covering of white marshmallow fondant.


I tried to paint the black lines a little rough and jagged to make the cake look more like Charles Schulz’s iconic drawings.


In other news….drum roll please……I now have a Facebook page!  Check it out and “like” my page for updates and even more cake/catering/class pictures.   If you’re on Twitter, you can follow my Twitter page too!


2 comments:

  1. Adorable. Kathy

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  2. Where did you get the snoopy head you used for a guide?

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