Sausage Dog Cupcakes
How to make the face for my sausage dog cupcakes.
500g Black Ready to Roll Icing
500g Brown Ready to Roll Icing
Heart Polystyrene Shape
250g White Ready to Roll Icing
250g Coloured Ready to Roll IcingFor the bow
I made these sausage dog cupcakes for my Sister In Laws 21st birthday party. I don’t normally make anything with fondant so making the sausage dog face was a bit of a challenge. I had wanted to do the face made out of cake but I didn’t have time to do it in time to still be fresh for Friday. In the end I bought a polystyrene heart from HobbyCraft and used this as the base for the head shape. I then used fondant to build on this, sculpting the nose and eyes. Eventually I covered the whole thing in brown fondant and added in the details like the nose and the eyes. I also made a tail out of brown fondant (which was the easiest bit)!
I made 60 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream to make the body. You can use whatever chocolate cupcake recipe you like. Here is a recipe for vegan cupcakes on the BBC recipe which I can recommend. You can make 3 batches of the BBC recipe to make enough for these sausage dog cupcakes.
If you liked this post you might like this one about how I made a cake for TV which I also had to use fondant for!
I made the bow first by rolling out the pink icing and cutting a 15cm strip which was slightly thinner in the middle. Fold the ends into the middle and pinch it to create little folds. Cut a smaller strip and put it round the middle over the seam. Leave aside.
Cut out two circles of white icing, a slightly smaller brown and an even smaller black. Place on top of each other and finish with a little dot of white icing. Make sure both eyes are lined up the same or else your dog will be cross eyed.