Max and Snowball make their way through the big city on this triple-layer cake. With hand-painted fondant, piped bones and the Secret Life of Pets DecoSet®, this cake is a must-make when the little in your life asks for a Secret Life of Pets party.
Base ice 8” triple-layer square cake white.
Using the City Skyline Template, cut out buildings and trace onto a sheet of White Fondant DecoSheets® using a yellow FooDoodler®. With a Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool, cut out fondant buildings.
Create enough fondant buildings to cover all four sides of your cake.
In separate bowls, create the following colors for painting:
Tip: Match colors to the Secret Life of Pets DecoSet®. Color too dark? Add a couple dots of white!
Paint fondant buildings to achieve the look of water color. Alternate colors.
Let dry for 1-2 hours.
Using clear piping gel, attach fondant buildings to the sides of your cake. Get creative – mix and match and overlap the buildings to achieve the look of a real city skyline.
Outline each building in black using piping tip #2.
Tip: Float your piping tip slightly above the fondant when outlining for a cleaner, smoother line.
Pipe a navy blue bead border around the base of the cake using piping tip #10.
Outline the blue bead border with lemon yellow using piping tip #3.
Using piping tip #3, add green grass clusters to the sides and top of the cake.
Tip: To get a clean grass line, wipe away excess icing each time you pipe a grass blade.
Insert the city skyline portion of the DecoSet into the back of the cake.
Mark the placement of Snowball and Max before you begin piping.
Then, pipe gray, blue and yellow bones around using piping tip #3.
Top the cake with Snowball and Max!