Need a great poodle cake idea?

This adorable Pink Poodle Cake should definitely be on your list of 'must-make' kids birthday cakes!

poodle cake

A pink Poodle makes a perfect birthday cake for your little miss. And you can bet you’ll hear “Ooh-la-la!” as you present her with this adorable rendition.

It's cute and girly and bright, bright fun . With a Hot Pink feather boa trim and yellow polka-dots it’s sure to please any little fashion princess and her entourage.

You'll be amazed at what you can do with a sugar ice-cream cone, some buttercream and a little inspiration.

And don't forget to pick up some cute, co-ordinating party supplies

ingredients

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baking

1. bake the cake and cool completely.

2. level the cake and tort (split each into two layers horizontally).

3. fill and assemble each cake on a separate cake circle and secure with a dollop of frosting to stop it from sliding around.

4. crumb coat - this is a very thin coat of un-tinted buttercream you apply to 'set' the crumbs.

5. refrigerate the cake(s) for at least 1 hour to firm up the crumb coat.

6. after the crumb coat has firmed up, frost the top and sides of the cake(s) with the Light Pink frosting.

7. put your Pink Poodle Cake on to a plate or board now and secure with buttercream to stop it from sliding around.

making the poodle

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divide the buttercream in to five bowls with about 2/3 cup in one and the rest evenly divided.

fill the ice cream cone with White frosting (this will form the Poodle body).

secure the upside-down cone to the top of the cake, just off-center, with a large dab of buttercream.

cut the tip off the cone about an inch down from the top.

frost the body with Light Pink frosting.

pipe pale pink buttercream, to about the size and shape of a golf ball, on top of the body to form the head.

pipe a small sausage shape on the front of the head for the snout and two more long shapes on the sides of the head for ears.

add two lines of frosting down the front of the body for the front legs and a small blob of frosting either side for the hind legs.

assembly

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poodle cake trim detail

trim the bottom edge of the cake with a feather boa trim. You can achieve this easily with a piping bag fitted with the #233 decorating tip and fuschia buttercream.

pipe the yellow buttercream polka-dots around the bottom tier of the cake, as shown, using a ziploc bag with a 1/4" hole snipped in the corner.

poodle cake poodle detail

add the fluffy details to the poodle ears, neck and paws, as shown, using the fuschia Frosting and #233 grass tip.

cut the jelly bean in half and gently push each half into place to make the poodle eyes.

pipe some eye lashes and pupils on the eyes, a dot for the nose, claw details on the paws and a row of tiny dots in between the top row of polka-dots to complete the details, using the Black buttercream and a decorating bag fitted with a #2 round tip.

finish with a happy birthday message piped around the top of the cake, if you like.

You're done! Now go get a well deserved cup of coffee and sit back for a few minutes to admire your handiwork. Remember to take a picture while your masterpiece still looks perfect.


let's throw a poodle party

Got the perfect cake? Check. Now all you need for a memorable party is some fun, co-ordinating party supplies.

You can find everything you need right here. Check it out:


Poodle Notepad

Pink Poodle Plush Toy

Pink Poodle Deluxe Favor Set

Pink Poodle Ultimate Favor Set

Pink Poodle Favor Set

Pink Poodle Invitations

Pink Poodle Cake Plate

Pink Poodle Deluxe Box

Pink Poodle Party Birthday Box

Pink Poodle Banner

Pink Poodle Beverage Napkins

Pink Poodle Cups

Pink Poodle Napkins

Pink Poodle Pinata

Pink Poodle Pencil

Pink Poodle Personalized Invitation

Pink Poodle Personalized Stickers

Pink Poodle Personalized Thank You Note

Pink Poodle Stickers

Pink Poodle Dinner Plates

Pink Poodle Personalized Bag Tag

Pink Poodle Personalized Banner

Pink Poodle Personalized Button

Pink Poodle Personalized Magnet

50s Poodle Cutie Toddler Costume

Polka Dot Rocker Adult Costume

50s Poodle Babe Adult Plus Costume

Grey Felt Poodle Skirt Adult Costume

Poodle Socks Adult

Poodle Handbag

%Black Poodle Scarf

%White Poodle Scarf

%Pink Poodle Scarf

Poodle Earrings

Poodle Socks Child

Poodle Skirt Child Pink

50s Hop W Poodle Skirt Child Costume

50s Hop W Poodle Skirt Adult Costume

Saddle Shoes Child

Black And White 50s Top Child Costume

Poodle Skirt Child Costume

Bubble Gum Pink Poodle Skirt Child Costume

Poodle Dress With Scarf And Belt Child Costume

Pink Poodle Dress Adult Plus Costume

Adult Plus Pink Poodle Skirt Costume

Pink Poodle Skirt Adult Plus Costume

Poodle Dress Adult Costume

Poodle Skirt Adult Costume

Black Poodle Skirt Adult Costume

Black And Pink Complete Poodle Outfit Adult Costume

Black And Pink Complete Poodle Outfit Adult Plus Size Costume

Black And White Complete Poodle Outfit Adult Plus Size Costume

Pink Complete Poodle Outfit Adult Costume Complete Pink Poodle Outfit includes: Skirt with

Pretty In Poodle Adult Costume

Poodle Blouse Adult Costume

Hop Diva Adult Costume

Grease Poodle Skirt & Sweater Child Costume

50s Poodle Dress Adult Costume

Poodle Power Child Costume

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