Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer Puppy Pool Party

I think it’s been a million years or so since I posted my last Silhouette project. Just to be clear, I use my cameo almost every single day – I always forget to share with you! I joined this month’s Silhouette Challenge – our theme this month was Party Elements. It so happened I made a birthday cake for a neighbor’s daughter, and it fit right in. To usher in summer, this little cutie had a puppy pool party. It seemed only fitting to have puppies swimming on a yummy cake.

Puppy Pool Party Cake | Cupcakes&Crowbars

I used decorating gel for the “water” and molded the puppies from candy clay. The cake was pretty cute when I was finished, but didn’t REALLY feel done until I added this Marji Roy 3-D Beach Umbrella and Amy Robison Happy Birthday banner from the Silhouette Store! My little client loved her cake, and especially the umbrella.

Puppy Pool Party Cake | Cupcakes&Crowbars

 I used these teeny clothespins to attach “Happy” to a length of hemp twine that I tied to two bamboo skewers and inserted into the cake.

Puppy Pool Party Cake | Cupcakes&Crowbars

Glue dots were an easy solution to stick “Birthday” to the cake base. Since the party was hosted outside, I wanted to make sure the letters didn’t blow away in the breeze.

If you have a Silhouette and would like to join the monthly challenges, please visit the lovely and super talented Lauren at The Thinking Closet. There’s a short form to fill out, and once approved you’ll be welcomed into the Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. The best part? Everyone is welcome! Beginners, veteran users, bloggers and non-bloggers. There are fun challenges every month that are completely optional – and the best part is really the enormous wealth of knowledge housed among all the members. Any and every question imaginable is asked and answered, and the group is supportive and friendly no matter your skill level. I encourage you to join, you’ll be inspired to make new projects you never thought you could!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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