The mascot for the University of Georgia is an all-white bulldog and wears either a red sweater with a black "G" on the front or a black sweater with a red "G" on the front. You can make a Georgia bulldog mascot from fondant to use on a cake celebrating a graduate from the university, a university sporting event, or for someone who likes the school. Make the dog one day in advance to ensure it has time to dry before it is placed on a cake.
Start with the body of the dog. Roll a 3-inch wide and 4-inch long oval from white fondant. Flatten one side of one end of the oval so that it can rest flat against the surface or cake.
Roll two 2-inch long and 1-inch thick cylinders from white fondant. These will make the front two legs of the dog.
Angle the oval so that the flattened side rests against the surface and the other end sticks into the air. Stick the two cylinders under the oval so that it is supported diagonally, just like a sitting dog. Use toothpicks to stabilise the legs if they don't support the body.
Make two 1-inch thick and 1-inch long cylinders for the back legs. Stick them to the back of the dog and shape them into sitting legs.
Roll out a 2-inch thick ball for the head. Mold the ball with your hands to make the skin rolls that signify the bulldog features. Stick the head onto the top of the oval with a toothpick.
Add details to the model, including feet, eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Pipe on details with black buttercream icing and a small round decorating tip. Add a small tail to the rear end of the dog.
Roll out some black fondant to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Wrap the black fondant around the body and front legs of the dog to make a Georgia sweater. Cut out a 1-inch "G" from red fondant and glue it to the front of the sweater by brushing it with water and sticking in on the fondant.
Things you need
- White, black and red fondant
- Rolling pin
- Sharp knife
- Black buttercream icing
- Pastry bag
- Small round decorating tip