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National Dog Day

Friday 24th August 2018

National Dog Day is on Sunday 26th August this year! So to celebrate we have put together a yummy selection of pooch inspired tasty treats pawfect for any occasion. You would be barking mad not to try them!

The Pretty Pug


A great choice for the beginner baker, this adorable Pug cake by Elizabeth Harris features a simple yet fun design and can even be adapted for making cupcakes. Similar to Molly Robbins’ creations (seen on the right). Excellent for parties or entertaining the kids during the holidays, these bakes are sure to keep tails wagging. Try mixing in Rainbow Dust’s ProGel colours with your modelling paste to create the perfect coat for your cake.

The Chilling Chihuahua

How pawsome is this cake! This masterpiece created by Emma Jayne Cake Design has been made using our ready to roll sugar paste and new chocolate modelling paste. Yum! To ensure no sad faces, use a styrofoam ball for the head of the structure, carving out basic facial features, before covering in icing, and pinning into the body of the cake with dowels. This will prevent the cake from splitting and keep it upright. Enjoy!

The Messy Pup

Raise the Ruff with this fun and imaginative cake created by the talented Rob Baker-Gall aka Mr Baker’s Cakes.  An excellent choice if you are dabbling in making larger cake structures, this cake lets you say fur-well to any mistakes as you can simply add chocolate or vanilla frosting over them and still fit in with the messy style! Model an ice-cream cone for the top of your cake then decorate away. The messier the better!

The Big Softy

This big boy created by Molly Robbins of Molly’s Creative Cakes is sure to feed the whole pack. An amazing gift for a loving dog owner, this cake is excellent for the confident baker. To achieve realistic looking fur, use a fondant embossing mat, or simply a fork to create hair strokes. Use different tones of powder colour on the icing to create a lifelike look. Finish by decorating around your pup with your favourite sweet treats, or mixing in a green ProGel colour with buttercream and pipe to create the illusion of grass. Bone Appetit!

The Miniature Pooch

Not top dog when it comes to baking? Do not fear we haven’t fur-got you! A detailed yet easy to make cake topper is great if you are short for time or just starting out. Made using only ready to roll icing and food colouring paste, this design made by Terry Tang Designer Cakes is perfect for adding a pop a cuteness to a classic Victoria sponge.  You’ll be scrapping for the last slice.



Wanting to refine your cake making and decorating skills? Check out the Renshaw Academy page to see our latest courses and book in for one of our dog themed classes.