Muddy Pawprints for Perry

We lost power for a day-and-a-half, in the "Snowpocalypse" of 2012 (yeah, I hate that term too, but it captures the extreme nature of the ice/snowstorms we've been experiencing in the Seattle area recently). Fortunately for me, the power was restored just in time for me to bake this doggy-themed birthday cake!

My client told me that she and her husband have two Schnauzers with a chronic muddy-paw problem, so I hand-painted a trail of pawprints onto the teal fondant cake with brown edible gel color and a stippling brush.  The birthday message is modeling chocolate, which tastes like a Tootsie roll. The cake itself was Peanut Butter Cup (dark chocolate sponge, peanut butter icing with chopped Reese's cups, and Swiss meringue buttercream).

I trudged down a snowy hill to load the cake into my client's car this evening -- the delivery part is always so adventurous in this business!