Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dog Cake Week (Part 2) Old dogs ❀ New tricks...

Green Dog Cake:
"Jeff Koons Puppy" Cake:
Koons was commissioned in 1992 to create a piece for an art exhibition in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The result was Puppy, a forty-three feet (12.4 m) tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier puppy, executed in a variety of flowers on a steel substructure. In the summer of 2000, the statue traveled to New York City for a temporary exhibition at Rockefeller Center. It was love at first sight for me, and "love at first sight" for me often results in a cake tribute somewhere down the road ➷
This Bichon Havanese cake version was made for a very dear friend and covered in 600 hand piped rose buds ➷ (...which didn't even half-cover the 20" high puppy:)
Armant's Kira as Snoopy Dog Cake:
Jonah's Blue Dots Dog Cake:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Luck Be a... Boy? (Lucky Dice cake)

(I know I'm so behind on posting my week of dogs cakes, but first this:)
Sam designed a Lucky Dice Cake for his Dad's birthday. He was extremely specific in how he wanted the details, especially the "invisible floaty thing".

When asked why Dice, he said, because "I love dice, so if I love dice then, of course, daddy loves dice." (There is a lot of truth in that apple not falling far from the tree.) And "of course" dad did.
Sam also helped with the decorating of the cake. He thought that the dots should not be painted on, they should be cut out of black fondant. Excellent idea.