Meet Edgar, the friendliest pug you could hope to meet, and his in-cake likeness, created to celebrate his owner’s 18th birthday.

Edgar - himself Edgar

I made his bed from chocolate Victoria sponge, sandwiched with vanilla buttercream, and covered it with grey fondant to which I added texture by pressing an irregular sieve into its surface.  Then I carved Edgar from more cake and settled him on top, representing his fur using buttercream tinted to match his colouring.  Black fondant formed his nose and ears, with pink for his tongue. I am told that he looked so lifelike, it almost too painful to cut into him.   🙂

Edgar - bed Edgar - forming basic shape Edgar - close-up