I made a 20cm round chocolate mudcake (milk chocolate mud – great for the kids!). This cake had absolutely no waste which is awesome! I levelled the top off (which was pretty level anyway) and used this top piece to create the snout and ears. I cut the top piece into quarters and used two quarters stacked together for the snout. The remaining two quarters, I shaped slightly, trimming off the sharp triangle points to make the ears. The whole lot was covered in chocolate buttercream then roughened up with a tooth pick to give the look of fur. The eyes, nose and all facial additions are coloured fondant. The neck is purely buttercream, which has again been roughened up with tooth pick and the collar is ribbon with a black fondant heart pendant.
This cake was presented on a fondant covered cake board with a matching pink poker dot ribbon.
I enjoyed making this cake and I hope little Natalie enjoys it too!!