Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Getting Started

To make a shiba Inu cake, you’ll need a few key ingredients and tools. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 1 box of cake mix (your choice of flavor)
  • Eggs, oil, and water (as directed on the cake mix box)
  • Buttercream frosting (homemade or store-bought)
  • Fondant in various colors (black, white, brown, and red)
  • Round cake pans
  • Piping bags and tips
  • Offset spatula
  • Fondant rolling pin
  • Cake board or serving plate
  • Shiba Inu cake template (available online)
  • Sharp knife or cake leveler
  • Food coloring (optional)

Baking the Cake

1. Preheat your oven according to the cake mix instructions.
2. Prepare the cake batter as directed on the box.
3. Grease and flour the cake pans.
4. Divide the batter equally between the pans.
5. Bake the cakes according to the recommended time and temperature. Insert a toothpick in the center to check for doneness.
6. Once baked, let the cakes cool in the pans for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparing the Frosting

1. If using store-bought frosting, transfer it to a bowl and mix it to make it smooth and easy to work with.
2. If making homemade buttercream frosting, follow your favorite recipe. You can tint it with food coloring for desired shades.

Creating the Shiba Inu Shape

1. Print out or draw a Shiba Inu cake template.
2. Place the template on top of one cooled cake and cut along the outline with a sharp knife or cake leveler.
3. Repeat the process with the second cake.

Decorating the Shiba Inu Cake

1. Place one cake layer on the cake board or serving plate.
2. Use the offset spatula to spread a thin layer of frosting on top.
3. Carefully place the second cake layer on top, aligning it with the first layer.
4. Frost the entire cake with a thin layer of buttercream frosting to create a crumb coat. This will seal in any loose crumbs.
5. Refrigerate the cake for about 30 minutes to allow the crumb coat to firm up.
6. Apply a thicker layer of frosting to ensure a smooth and even base for the fondant.

Working with Fondant

1. Knead the fondant to make it pliable. Divide it into the necessary colors for the Shiba Inu features (black, white, brown, and red).
2. Roll out the fondant using a fondant rolling pin.
3. Use the Shiba Inu template to cut out the shapes from the rolled fondant.
4. Attach the fondant shapes to the cake using a small amount of water or edible glue.

Adding Details

1. Use black fondant to create the Shiba Inu’s eyes, nose, and mouth.
2. Use white fondant to add highlights and details to the Shiba Inu’s face.
3. Use brown fondant to shape the ears, eyebrows, and any additional features.
4. Use red fondant to shape the tongue, if desired.

Finishing Touches

1. Allow the fondant decorations to set and dry on the cake.
2. Use piping bags and tips to add additional details, such as fur texture, using icing.
3. Personalize your Shiba Inu cake by adding a name or message with icing or fondant letters.

Enjoying Your Shiba Inu Cake

Once you have completed the decoration, your Shiba Inu cake is ready to be served and enjoyed! Remember to store any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

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