It’s great to be back everyone! This is our first video upload in 2017. We’ve changed things up a bit for some new show angles and I hope you like it. It’s a lot more work on our end, but hey, we’re here to create a better product that you all, the viewers, can enjoy watching. Today I’m showing you how to make a Marshall from Paw Patrol Cake! He’s ruff, ruff, ready to start caking!
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Also joining me today is my BFF with four legs . . . Ruby! She is a Pug/ Brussel Griffon cross and the sweetest little dog. She’s not one for brave rescues like the Paw Patrol crew, but she’s super loyal and relaxed. Throughout this cake decorating process, I couldn’t help but think of my nephew Leo who adores Ruby, AND Marshall, so I sent him this picture My SIL said he loved it.
Making a dog cake is something that has been requested over and over on my show. So, hopefully this does the trick. Paw Patrol is still incredibly popular and since my first Paw Patrol cake didn’t involve any actual dogs, this would be a great chance to get to do one.
Hiding inside this cake are Dalmatian spots, the fire helmet is made from rice krispies treats, and the cake decorations are made from fondant, but could also be done with modelling chocolate.
Paw Patrol Marshall Cake
Ingredients and Materials:
- 6-8 cups Vanilla cake batter colored white
- 2 Prepared 6″ Chocolate cakes colored black
- White vanilla buttercream
- Black, blue, white, red, and yellow fondant
- Rice Krispies treats
- Marshall print out
- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 2, 6” cake pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper.
- Prepare 2 black 6” round cakes and allow to cool completely. Slice into wedges and remove a circle from each wedge. Choose any size of circle for the Dalmatian spots inside the cake.
- Place one cup of vanilla cake batter in the bottom of each pans. Place circle wedges into the pans to form at least one ring of black cake in each pan. Fill the outer edge and center with cake batter. Ensure that the black cake pieces are entirely covered with cake batter. Place pans into the oven to bake for 55-60 minutes. Once baked, place cake on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before removing cake from the pan.
- Allow the cakes to cool completely before leveling. Attach one cake layer to a cake board with a swipe of buttercream. Spread a thin layer of buttercream between the two layers and stack the second layer on top of the first. Once the two layers are stacked, cover the entire cake in white buttercream. Place cake in the fridge until you’re ready for the decorating step.
- To make the fireman hat, press rice krispies treats into a bowl or dome cake pan until you create a half sphere. Slice a small vertical amount off of the sphere. Cover the dome with red fondant. Using an 8” round cake board with two trimmed sides so that 2 sides are straight, cover it in red fondant. Attach the dome to the cake board with a small amount of icing. Roll out and cut a long 1” ribbon of yellow fondant, and wrap it around where the dome meets the board. From white fondant, cut out a badge and press in a paw print using a cutter(s). Once cut spray or paint it with silver edible paint. Roll out a cylinder of black fondant for the flashlight. Attach a small round white circle to one end as the “glass” end. Place the flashlight on the side of the hat, and place the badge at the front of the hat, where the slice was removed. Set the hat aside while working on the face.
- Cut the elements of the face out of white fondant (link to the template I used on my blog). Roll out the black fondant into a thin round rope and use it for the eyebrows, and mouth. Roll out a chunk of black fondant and shape into the nose. Roll out white, blue and black circles for the eyes. Attach all of the fondant pieces to the white face template using water.
- Remove cake from the fridge, and place the face onto the cake, lining up the top of the face, with the top of the cake. Roll out additional black fondant circles for dalmatian spots and press onto the buttercream around the cake. To make the ears, roll out large ovals of white fondant and add black spots to them. Accordion fold one end of the oval and press onto the top of the cake, on either side of the face. Remove any excess fondant from the top of the cake so that the hat doesn’t sit too high.
- Place hat on top and serve cake when ready. Cake is best consumed within 2-3 days and should be kept in a sealed container in the fridge.
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