I made this puppy dog for a 3rd birthday party. The cake is a white cake, iced in buttercream with fondant decorations.
I started off with a 9 inch cake, 2-6 inch cakes and a cupcake. I cut the 9 inch cake in half then sandwiched the two halves together (for the body of the dog). I cut one of the 6 inch cakes in half and placed them on either side of the 9 inch halves (for the back legs). That's the picture above, after I've given the "body" a crumb coat.
With the other 6 inch cake, I cut about 1/4 of the bottom off for the face. Then I placed it up against the body and gave it a crumb coat.
For the ears, I cut a circle out of brown fondant, and then pulled it a bit to make an oval shape.
Hear are the small round and oval cutters I used to make the dogs spots out of fondant.
Here is the dog after I put the snout (the cupcake) on and added eyes and a mouth (with black icing). The tongue and nose are made out of fondant.
My favorite part! The bow! There is also a purple collar between the head and body of the cake, which you can't see. The bow and collar are both made out of fondant.