Cutting and ganaching the cake
In this lesson, Paul goes over the design and shows us how to create a quick and simple template, which you can use to cut out a heart shape. Just a nice thin layer of ganache, and we are already halfway there!
Modelling the dog
Next up. Paul shows us how to create a cute little golden retriever and a love heart. It’s very simple and only a couple of PME modelling tools are needed. The results are instant – this is simple but effective modelling.
Modelling the Dog Pt 2
In this lesson, Paul shows us how to finish off the modelling by adding the essential puppy-dog-eyes, eyelids and so on. Next all we have to do is dust it and it’s complete!
Dusting the dog
Paul starts off by using a heart shaped cutter to decorate the board a little. He then uses dust on the dog to bring it to life. Paul uses an edible pen to write on the heart, but feels this is a little too light, so goes over it with some black edible paint.
Adding the Cigarellos
Paul uses his fancy handmade white chocolate cigarellos, which had been made for a previous project but you can use anything you like. Paul even suggests using Kit Kats or Flakes or basically anything that’s tasty and can stand upright! Get creative and have fun.
Paul finishes off the cake by adding some cute edible doggy bones. Very quick and simple to make and just adds a bit of fun to the overall design. Perhaps you could add a little bowl, a dog’s collar or a toy. The ideas are endless so go on, have a try!
Here Paul gives some other ideas that you can implement when making this cake. We are sure you have some of your own ideas and we would love to see them! Please share your pictures with us on Facebook.
Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake as well as how much to charge when you are commissioned to make it and so on. Vital information for any professional cake designer.
This is the place to be if you’re struggling for time and just want to see the key parts of the tutorial. This video contains more than enough to get you started.
- 10” by 1.5” Deep Square Chocolate Cake
- 300g Dark Chocolate
Cake Card and Drums
- 12” Round Cake Card
- Vintage Ivory 200g
- Red 150g
Paints and Dusts
- Royal Gold (Sugarflair)
- Brown (Sugarflair)
- Liquorice Black Paste Colour (Sugarflair)
- Serrated Knife
- Cranked Palette Knife
- Small Heart Shape Cutter
- Small Paintbrush
- PME Modelling Tools
- Rolling Pin
Paul introduces us to this adorable Puppy Love Valentine's cake complete with a little sweetie of a golden retriever.
If you're looking for a cake that combines cuteness and taste, then this is the cake for you!
Follow this step by step tutorial, and master this lovely Valentine's cake - complete with white chocolate cigarellos. It's just perfect for beginners, and can be adjusted to suit any occasion. You could easily change the shape of the cake and put a little person on top, to make it a Christmas or a birthday cake. Let your imagination go wild!
This cake is fast and cost effective - it's a 'bread and butter cake' that's a brilliant addition to your cake repertoire.
Learn a variety of different techniques, such as cutting shapes with cake, modelling, working with ganache, and edible dust work.
We would love to see your version of the Puppy Love Valentine's Cake - so hop on over to our Facebook and share your pics!