Paw Patrol Cake

 

This Paw Patrol themed custom funfetti vanilla cake was made in honor of my nephew Greyson's 3rd birthday! 

1 Tiered Cake: 6-inch and 8-inch

 

Things you'll need

Ingredients
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks (10 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 12 large egg whites (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Sprinkles: red, yellow, blue
Decoration
  • Fondant: red, yellow, blue, white, grey, brown
  • Shortening
  • Corn starch
  • Tylose powder
  • Royal Icing
  • Buttercream 
  • Paw Patrol toys/figurines

Equipment

  • Four 6-inch round cake pans
  • Four 8-inch round cake pans
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Cake boards: 6-inch, 8-inch, 12-inch
  • Offset spatulas
  • Rolling pin
  • Boba straws
  • Circle cutters
  • Small fondant ball tool

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and line the cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using a stand mixer beat the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  4. Add the egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extract. 
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Fold sprinkles into the batter.
  6. Divide batter evenly between the cake pans, and bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then flip cakes upside down and cool for an hour. 
  8. Stack 6-inch cakes on a cake board, piping 1/2 inch of buttercream between each layer. Crumb coat and chill for 20 minutes.
  9. Repeat with 8-inch cakes. 
  10. Smooth the frosting over the cakes then chill in fridge.

Time to Decorate!

  1. Coat a silicon mat with shortening. Roll out the blue fondant to 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  2. Flip the silicon mat and line up center of fondant with center of the 8-inch cake and peel back the silicon mat once its place nicely to cover the cake. Smooth the fondant all over the cake and cut off any excess. 
  3. Repeat with red fondant and 6-inch cake. 
  4. Evenly space out 4 trimmed straws in the middle of the cake and place the 6-inch cake on top in the center.
  5. Print out stencils: 2 Paw Patrol logos 3 1/2" tall, a cartoon bone 7 1/2" long, number '3' 2 1/2" tall, letters of name 3/4" tall.
  6. Roll out small amount of yellow, white, red, blue grey and brown fondant and cut out templates & attached together. 
  7. Cake Collars: Cut out 1" tall strip of brown fondant and wrap around base of 8-inch and 6-inch cakes. Use a circle cutter to cut out dog tag and use fondant ball tool to make the number. Use grey fondant for buckle details. 
  8. Paw prints: Use different sizes of circle cutters to cut small and large white fondant paw print sets. 
  9. Use royal icing to attach all decorations to the cake. 
  10. Place Paw Patrol toys on the cake. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch