I made a dog cake! This is Poochie. The name Fido had already been taken by my recent unicorn cake, but I think this fella is more of a Poochie anyway.
He’s a pretty boy.
He’s a yellow lab on the outside, chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream on the inside!
Meet Fido. Fido is a unicorn. Fido is a cake. Fido is a super awesome unicorn cake!
Okay, you might be wondering at this point why I made a giant unicorn cake that is pooping glittery rainbow Skittles turds. A fair question, I feel! This majestic beast of sugary wonder was constructed as part of a farewell for wonderful woman who is pretty majestic herself. She’s transferring to another office within her company, and the team requested this cake as part of her send-off. This shows just a hint of how much they’re going to miss her! Oh – and she LOOOOOVES unicorns. Did I forget to mention that? And Skittles. And… glittery rainbow turds, apparently.
If you’ve been paying attention, you might also have wondered why his name is Fido. Well, when I was building him, my husband thought the internal structure looked more like a dog than a unicorn, so he named him Fido. The name stuck, so I went with it! I felt he needed a more unicorn-y last name, though, so I extended it to Fido McSparklebutt, and gave him a sparkly heart butt tattoo to live up to his moniker. I thought, as an awesome unicorn, he could pull it off. I think I was right. :)
Big shout-out, too, to The People’s Cake’s Kaysie Lackey for her Craftsy teachings on the internal structure of this fella. It was my first time attempting a cake that stands on its own four legs (since most cakes have no legs to speak of at all…), and her guidance saved me a lot of trial and error!
Here are Fido and I together before he went to his fancy party! (Sorry for the photo quality – this was a quick phone snap!)
Yay Fido! What a guy.
Well, that’s all the unicorn pics for now, folks. Fido wishes all of you a cake-filled day. And remember: Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn cake. Then always be a unicorn cake.
…Sound advice, Fido. Sound advice.
Go Habs go!
As a proud Toronto resident and a long-suffering Leafs fan, I’m just happy to see Canadian teams in the playoffs. At the moment, I’m glad to see the Canadiens! As I write this post, I’ve got the Montreal-Tampa Bay Game 1 on in the background, and they just tied it up. Woot! Will this be the year Canada brings home the cup? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, this fan got his own team jersey, in the form of a birthday cake!
So, who are you cheering for? Hockey or not, I always cheer for cake (at least you can always count on cake – unlike the Leafs’ playoff hopes!).
Go Habs go!
No princes or princesses here; these cupcakes were for a different sort of Royal birthday!
Yep, that’s right – you probably recognized Arbie, the mascot of Royal Bank! I think he’s the tallest single cupcake topper I’ve ever made, but he was just too fine a fellow to fit into a smaller size.
The other cupcake toppers represented the birthday boy himself: a Greek flag with a plate of souvlaki and tzatziki, a high-top Adidas running shoe, the Seinfeld logo, and then a classic birthday message.
I think my favourite is the Greek-themed one (food that looks like other food – it’s all good to me!), though it did make me crave souvlaki!
Here is a cute little Paw Patrol birthday cake. It was inspired by Marshall the dalmatian, who is apparently the birthday boy’s favourite character from the show!
I just loved this cute little farm cake! The party was held at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm, so the cake was a perfect fit.
A trio of cute little animals decorates this sweet first birthday cake!
Mr. Lion, chillin’ and danglin’ on the edge of the tier:
They all have cute little tails, as well, but for some reason I didn’t think to get a shot of their rear-views (can’t imagine why that wasn’t a priority…). You’ll just have to take my word that they were cute. :)
Either way, Happy Birthday to little Gatsby – I hope your party was WILD!