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Best way to do Paw Prints...

post #1 of 36
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I need to do a sheet cake for a fundraiser for a humane society. I was thinking of putting paw prints on the cake around the border on the inside...what would be the best way to do it? In fondant? Buttercream?
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post #2 of 36
Hi, I would use fondant. It is much easier to do.

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post #3 of 36
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Do you think it would look ok if I just did round cutters? I don't have anything like a paw shaped cutter (unless others have suggestions), like the inner pad of the foot...

I know its a small thing, but its for a fundraiser where there will be a ton of people and even for a sheet cake, I'd like it to look really cuteicon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 36
I know fondant would look neater, but a ton of cutting to do!

What about stamping the print on fondant with a rubber stamper?
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post #5 of 36
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The cake will be in buttercream, so the only fondant would be the accents if I use them for the paw print....great idea though!
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post #6 of 36
You can use just normal round cutters. A medium and a small should be fine. Why don't you try out one and if it is ok, do the rest.
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post #7 of 36
Here is a link to a photo that shows many different ways that you can do the paw print.

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/359706/2/istockphoto_359706-nine-vector-stylized-paw-prints.jpg
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post #8 of 36
If you decide to cut the paw prints from fondant, you can use your icing tips as cutters to get different size circles. I use them to get the size I need for the toes!
post #9 of 36
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Great idea! Thanks!
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post #10 of 36
My daughter works in a vet clinic and I did one for her a month ago (sorry no picture) and did it in bc. It was quick and easy. Let it crust and then smoothed it out. They loved it.
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post #11 of 36
I really like the paw prints she provided you with... I think it would look great if you did the paw prints like brush embroidery... Just an idea...
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post #12 of 36
if you look im my photos I have 2 paw print cakes. I did them in buttercream. good luck icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 36
I really like those pawprints that bashini provided. You could do them in chocolate, just do a quick chocolate transfer and then when everyone asks what they are, they'll get a kick out of the fact that they're actually chocolate. Most of the people I make cakes for don't care for fondant so I get more oohs and aahs when I use chocolate.
post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by stephaniescakenj

I really like those pawprints that bashini provided. You could do them in chocolate, just do a quick chocolate transfer and then when everyone asks what they are, they'll get a kick out of the fact that they're actually chocolate. Most of the people I make cakes for don't care for fondant so I get more oohs and aahs when I use chocolate.



That's a good idea....I don't have any way of getting any of the chocolate wilton candies, what else could I use?
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post #15 of 36
Thank-you for posting those paw prints. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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