When your son asks you for a pug cake, you feel this little shiver of fear! A Pug cake? How do I even make a cake that looks like a dog?!
Google is great when looking for cake ideas, well it definately helped me, even then I was seriously contemplating wether I should make a box standard 10 cake!
While making this cake step by step, I was soo easy, as it was like layering over layerings.
6oz Caster Sugar
7oz Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Vanilla
250g Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Milk
Add the eggs, flour, cocoa, sugar, butter and vanilla to a mixing bowl.
Using the all in one method mix for 2 minutes
Spoon the batter into 2 greased cake tins
Bake at 170c for about 25-35 minutes and allow to cool
Add butter, vanilla, icing sugar, cocoa and milk to a mixing bowl
Beat until soft peaks form, if a little running still add more icing sugar
Place 1 cake on a plate and level off the top if needed.
Add a generous layer of butter cream in the middle and sandwich together the second cake
Cover the entire cake with chocolate butter cream, this helps the sug icing stick
Colour and roll out light brown fondant and smoothe and cover the cake.
Colour a little icing dark brown and make the mouth and ears, stick on the fondant using water. Colour some fondant icing pink to make the tounge.
Finish Mr Pug by making the eyes, nose and finishiings.