I found my puppy!

The rolling joke in the staff room last week was that a colleague had bought me a puppy as a present.  I guess that idea stuck in my head because when it came to designing a cake for a long time friend this week I decided to make a puppy cake topper.

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The cake was a white chocolate mud cake, but I wanted to keep the spotty theme going so I made chocolate cake pops to put into the raw cake mixture.   This is how a test cake turned out.

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Not too sure if the actual cake had a better result,  but I am hoping because it was a lot taller than the test cake that it would have more of a spotty effect.

I covered the cake with white chocolate ganache.

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I must say that this is one of the most successful experiences I have had in covering a cake in ganache. In the past I haven’t had the patience to wait for an hour after making the icing and it has just slopped off the cake. This one was nice and thick when I poured it and only a small amount ran off.

I let this sit for the fridge for about a half hour to set while I made the circles out of modelling chocolate.

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I then started to place the circles on the cake starting on the top.

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Finally I needed to place the topper and rose on the cake. I choose off center because symmetrical cakes are boring and so much harder to pull off.

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‘K’ was very happy with the cake. Her son liked the icing lol. Hope she has a lovely b’day.

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