How to Make a Hank the Cowdog Birthday Cake!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | By Nikki, Hank's staff

 

Howdy Hank-fans! 

   As promised, here's a fun little “How-To” blog post for making your very own Hank the Cowdog cake! 

   Hank readers have been throwing Hank the Cowdog-themed birthday parties for a long time...and we figured it was about time we helped out a bit! Previously, we had made a blog post with LOTS of fun ideas (games, menu, music, etc.) for how to celebrate, and now here's an easy guide for making the perfect cake for your party:

 

The materials for your Hank the Cowdog Cake

 

First off, you’ll need either two boxes of cake mix or

a cake recipe that will allow you to make two

9” x 13” cakes. We used chocolate cake, but

it doesn’t really matter. Make those two cakes,

let cool, and then arrange side-by-side

on a large cutting board.

 

The Hank the Cowdog cake template

 

 

 

 Next, go to Hank's "Fan Zone

and print out the cake template

 

 

 

Cut outs of template

 

 

 

 

 

Then, cut it out and tape it together to

make a "stencil" for shaping the cake... 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut out template

 

Once you've taped the pieces together,

arrange the Hank-template on the two

9" x 13" cakes (trim one side of each cake

so that they fit against each other

smoothly, without dipping down towards the

edge)... You could even "pin" the template

in place with toothpicks so that it doesn't

slide around as you're cutting the cake.

 

Cut-out cake

 

 

 

Cut around the template, and there you go!!

You've got yourself a blank,

Hank-shaped canvas to decorate!

 

 

 

First, outline with food coloring

 

 

 

 First, outline Hank's major facial features with

the tube of black icing (this is the most

important and time-consuming part)...

 

 

 

 

The final cake

 

 

 

 

Then go back and fill in the eyes and nose 

with either a tube of white icing or melted 

white chocolate (we used white chocolate),

and you're done!!

 

 

 

 

AND, most importantly of all...be sure to share your pictures with us so that we can share your ideas with other Hank the Cowdog fans!!

 

 

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