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Raise the woof with this 3-D canine cake, which like the Bear, Fish, and Owl Cakes, is baked in two standard 9-by-13-inch baking pans. A pastry bag fitted with a large, plain round tip is all you need to create his curly coat.
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Step 1Place templates on 2 sheet cakes, and cut out with a paring knife. Discard scraps. Halve leg pieces horizontally, discarding bottom halves.
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Step 2Arrange pieces into a dog shape.
Step 3Use buttercream (you’ll need 10 1/2 cups total for this cake) to attach pieces to one another, placing snout and front leg pieces on body, feet flush with bottom edge.
Coat cake with buttercream, rounding over snout. Refrigerate until frosting is firm, about 30 minutes and up to overnight.
Step 4Add a second smooth coat of buttercream to eye area and snout.
Step 5Place remaining buttercream in a pastry bag fitted with a large, plain round tip (Ateco #804). Pipe dots to cover entire cake except eye area and snout.
Step 6Cut a large black gumdrop in half horizontally, and use bottom half for the nose.
Step 7Use 2 black m&m’s for eyes and 4 on each front paw for claws.More from Martha Stewart:
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