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.
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.
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.
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.
I then started to place the circles on the cake starting on the top.
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.
‘K’ was very happy with the cake. Her son liked the icing lol. Hope she has a lovely b’day.