Last weekend a friend came over to use my kitchen aid sponsored kitchen and make her daughter's birthday cake - Fifi the Poodle.
If you google 'fifi the poodle cake' you will find comments such as "If any of your children ask for the Fifi the Poodle cake out of the Women's Weekly Birthday Cakes Book, Volume 2, run for the hills screaming". Not exactly inspiring. In fact, down right terrifying. But my friend ignored that comment and make the fifi cake.
It took a lot of butter and sugar. We made 3 quantities of butter cake and 2 quantities of buttercream icing, so between 550 and 600grams of butter in total. Wow. Not much less sugar to be honest.
And as you can probably imagine, it took a fair while to mix up the cake batter, then it had to cook, and cool, before the poodle shape could be cut out. Long enough to watch The Little Mermaid actually.
Then we cut the poodle, covered it with pink buttercream frosting and then hundreds of marshmellows and ended up with this masterpiece: