Hot Dog Cake

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Submitted by Sfarber1203 November 28th, 2010
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This was my first “food” cake I ever tried to make. It was my grandfather’s 69th birthday and I don’t think anyone on this earth loves hot dogs more then he does and I was determined to make him a cake he would never forget. I decided on vanilla pound cake and made my own Apricot filling because that is his favorite. after making one simple poundcake, I carved it into the shape of a hot dog in its bun. I then covered it in white fondant and sprayed the sides yellow and orange to get the “bun” color. I then colored another piece of fondant the color of a hotdog and layered it on top of the other fondant. Then I rolled two pieces of fondant and colored them yellow and red to look like ketchup and mustard but something was off about the mustard (that you cant see in the picture) it didnt have the little dots of pepper in it, so I took cinnamon sugar and rolled it into the yellow fondant and sure enough it was identical to the mustard that my Grandfather loves! Hope you enjoy.

P.S. My Grandpa loved it…in case you were wondering!

5 Responses to “Hot Dog Cake”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    As someone who absolutely adores hot dogs and would be very happy if that’s all I ate for the rest of my life I can really appreciate this cake. The texture of the hot dog itself really looks like what a plumped up boiled hotdog looks like. The grill marks are great touch.

    Also great that you added the cinnamon sugar to the yellow fondant for the mustard to make it look very Dijon. I’m someone who has to have plain old French’s mustard on my hot dogs but I can appreciate your quest for authenticity.

    You say you carved the shape of the hotdog in the bun. So that’s all one piece? And is the apricot filling inside the hot dog like cream would be inside a Twinkie?

  2. Douglas Wood

    Douglas Wood

    Checked out your link and was surprised to learn you’re 17! Kudos to you for your amazing creations which would be impressive even if you were of voting age. You’re a true artist and I look forward to seeing more of your work.