How-To Make a Secret Life of Pets Cityscape Cake

  • The Secret Life of Pets Max and Snowball DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7947)
    The Secret Life of Pets Max and Snowball DecoSet® Cake Topper
    $7.99
  • Lucks Foodoodler 10-Color Edible Ink Pens Set (sku: 42541)
    Lucks Foodoodler 10-Color Edible Ink Pens Set
    $9.99
  • Premium Airbrush Colors, Navy Blue (sku: 10905)
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    $5.79
  • Premium Aibrush Colors, White (sku: 5903)
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    $4.19
  • Premium Airbrush Colors, Ivory (sku: 10904)
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    $4.19
  • Premium Airbrush Colors, Midnight Black (sku: 9610)
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    $4.99
  • Artist Brush #3 (sku: 14532)
    Artist Brush #3
    $13.99
  • Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb. (sku: 5305)
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    $15.99
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
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  • Piping Decorating Tip #10 - 5 Pk (sku: 11029)
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  • Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk (sku: 11022)
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  • Premium Gel Colors, Black (sku: 9524)
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    $7.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Navy Blue (sku: 10906)
    Premium Gel Colors, Navy Blue
    $7.49
  • Premium Gel Colors, Lemon Yellow (sku: 9537)
    Premium Gel Colors, Lemon Yellow
    $6.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Grass Green (sku: 17447)
    Premium Gel Colors, Grass Green
    $6.99
  • Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool (sku: 11752)
    Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool
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  • Disposable Pastry Bags, 12" (sku: 13590)
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Every Dog Has Its Day

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. 

How-To Make a Secret Life of Pets Cityscape Cake

What You’ll Need

  • The Secret Life of Pets Max and Snowball DecoSet®
  • 1 - 8" Triple Layer Square Cake
  • 3 Cups White Icing
  • 1 Cup Navy Blue Icing
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Yellow Icing
  • 1/2 Cup Gray Icing
  • 1/2 Cup Black Icing
  • 1/2 Cup Grass Green Icing
  • White Fondant DecoSheets
  • Yellow Foodoodler
  • White Premium Airbrush Color
  • 1/4 Cup of Navy Blue Premium Airbrush Color
  • 1/4 Cup of Ivory Premium Airbrush Color
  • 1/4 Cup of Midnight Black Premium Airbrush Color
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2
  • Piping Decorating Tip #10
  • Piping Decorating Tip #3
  • Clear Piping Gel
  • Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool
  • Disposable Pastry Bags
  • Food-Safe Paint Brush
  • Step 1

    Base ice 8” triple-layer square cake white. 

  • Step 2

    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. 

  • Step 3

    In separate bowls, create the following colors for painting:

    • Navy: Navy Blue Premium Airbrush Color + White Premium Airbrush Color
    • Black: Midnight Black Premium Airbrush Color + White Premium Airbrush Color
    • Ivory: Ivory Premium Airbrush Color + White Premium Airbrush Color

     Tip: Match colors to the Secret Life of Pets DecoSet®. Color too dark? Add a couple dots of white! 

  • Step 4

    Paint fondant buildings to achieve the look of water color. Alternate colors.

    Let dry for 1-2 hours. 

  • Step 5

    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. 

  • Step 6

    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.

  • Step 7

    Pipe a navy blue bead border around the base of the cake using piping tip #10. 

  • Step 8

    Outline the blue bead border with lemon yellow using piping tip #3. 

  • Step 9

    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. 

  • Step 10

    Insert the city skyline portion of the DecoSet into the back of the cake. 

  • Step 11

    Mark the placement of Snowball and Max before you begin piping. 

    Then, pipe gray, blue and yellow bones around using piping tip #3. 

  • Step 12

    Top the cake with Snowball and Max! 

Supplies

    The Secret Life of Pets Max and Snowball DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7947)
    • The Secret Life of Pets Max and Snowball DecoSet® Cake Topper
      $7.99
    Lucks Foodoodler 10-Color Edible Ink Pens Set (sku: 42541)
    • Lucks Foodoodler 10-Color Edible Ink Pens Set
      $9.99
    Premium Airbrush Colors, Navy Blue (sku: 10905)
    • Premium Airbrush Colors, Navy Blue
      $5.79
    Premium Aibrush Colors, White (sku: 5903)
    • Premium Aibrush Colors, White
      $4.19
    Premium Airbrush Colors, Ivory (sku: 10904)
    • Premium Airbrush Colors, Ivory
      $4.19
    Premium Airbrush Colors, Midnight Black (sku: 9610)
    • Premium Airbrush Colors, Midnight Black
      $4.99
    Artist Brush #3 (sku: 14532)
    • Artist Brush #3
      $13.99
    Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb. (sku: 5305)
    • Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb.
      $15.99
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Piping Decorating Tip #10 - 5 Pk (sku: 11029)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #10 - 5 Pk
      $4.49
    Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk (sku: 11022)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk
      $4.49
    Premium Gel Colors, Black (sku: 9524)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Black
      $7.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Navy Blue (sku: 10906)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Navy Blue
      $7.49
    Premium Gel Colors, Lemon Yellow (sku: 9537)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Lemon Yellow
      $6.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Grass Green (sku: 17447)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Grass Green
      $6.99
    Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool (sku: 11752)
    • Knife & Ribbon Insertion Tool
      $9.49
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 12" (sku: 13590)
    • Disposable Pastry Bags, 12"
      $13.99