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How to Make an Adorable Corgi Cake

Learn to make an aww-worthy Corgi cake for your next celebration.

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Corgi Cake

Follow these easy steps to create a totally adorable and edible Corgi dog cake. It's a perfect treat for Corgi owners and fans.

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What You'll Need

Food:

2 cake rounds, cooled (choose any recipe you like)

Vanilla Buttercream frosting (use the large batch recipe included or 3 store-bought cans)

6 cups (12 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 pounds (1 bag) confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon table salt

Food coloring: Brown, Black, Pink

Fondant



Tools:

Offset spatula

Plastic piping bags (and rubber bands to close them)

Decorating tips (flat and round tips)

Optional: Fondant rolling pin

2 small skewers

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Bake the Cake

Prepare your favorite cake recipe — divide the batter between two round 8 or 9-inch cake pans. Bake and cool the cake rounds. Once the pans are cool enough to touch, transfer the cakes to a wire rack and allow the cakes to completely cool before you begin decorating.

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Prep the Decorating Supplies

Make one large batch of buttercream. Beat the butter for a few minutes on medium speed, preferably using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. On slow speed, gradually add the confectioners' sugar 1 to 2 cups at a time, allowing each batch of sugar to incorporate with the butter before adding the next. Increase the speed to medium and add the vanilla, cream and salt. Beat for an additional 3 minutes.

From here, divide and color the buttercream according to the below.

  • Brown Buttercream Frosting: Add roughly 2 cups of the buttercream into a bowl with a few drops of brown food coloring and stir to combine. Insert a small flat decorating tip into a plastic piping bag, then fill it with the brown frosting. Use a rubber band to close.
  • Black Buttercream Frosting: Add ½ cup of the buttercream into a bowl and color it with black food coloring. Insert a small round tip into a plastic piping bag, then fill it with the black frosting. Use a rubber band to close.
  • White Buttercream Frosting: Insert a round tip into a plastic piping bag and fill the bag with buttercream. You can either fill two additional bags with the remaining white buttercream or just leave the buttercream in the bowl and cover it until you’re ready to frost the cake.

Additionally, you will need to color the fondant.

  • Pink Fondant: Add one drop of pink food coloring to a small, 1-inch round sized ball of white fondant. Knead the color into the fondant until combined.
  • Brown Fondant: Add a couple of drops of brown food coloring to a 2-inch round sized ball of white fondant. Knead the color into the fondant until combined. Keep in mind, you’ll want the brown fondant to be close to the color of your brown buttercream, so add more coloring if necessary until you’ve reached the correct shade.

Once you’ve prepared the fondant, make sure to cover it until you’re ready to use it.

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