How To Make A Paw Patrol Cake That Toddlers And Kids Will Love

Three young girls in the kitchen baking a cake.

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On the lookout for an easy Paw Patrol cake that your mighty pups will definitely dig?  

When it comes to birthday cake ideas, Kidadl is on the case! Toddlers and kids will love these Paw Patrol cake ideas and our easy 'how to' guide will help you create a show-stopping Paw Patrol dog bowl cake.

We've also included ideas for other Paw Patrol cakes; instructions for paw and bone shaped Paw Patrol birthday cakes are further down the page.

Let's do this!

Paw Patrol logo and characters running.
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For the cakes: 850g plain flour, 800g caster sugar, 340g butter, 700ml milk, six eggs, nine teaspoons baking powder, three teaspoons vanilla extract, one teaspoon salt

For the buttercream icing: 1500g icing sugar, 700g unsalted butter, six tablespoons thick cream, two tablespoons vanilla extract, blue gel food colouring

Plus: Ready-to-roll icing in red, white, blue, and yellow, Nesquik cereal, non-stick cooking spray

Equipment: three 23cm round cake tins, cake board, grease-proof paper, Paw Patrol logo and paw print cutters or and cut-out printed templates

Mum and son baking a Paw Patrol cake together.
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1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ Gas Mark 4.

2. Spray the insides of each cake tray with non-stick spray and line with grease-proof paper circles.

3. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and stir.

4. Add the butter bit by bit.

5. Now mix in the vanilla extract.

6. Continue mixing as you gradually add the milk.

7. Do the same with the eggs, adding them one by one.

8. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth, then divide the cake mix equally into the three cake tins.

9. Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes, or until they have risen and are golden brown. To make sure they are fully cooked, insert a skewer into the middle of each cake; it will come out clean if the cakes are cooked.

10. Put them on a cooling rack and leave until they are completely cool.

11. To make the buttercream icing, start by creaming the butter until it is very fluffy. Slowly add in the sugar, followed by the cream and vanilla extract, and beat until the mixture is smooth. Now mix in the gel food colour a bit at a time until your buttercream is the perfect shade of Paw Patrol blue.

12. Take one of the cooled cakes, spread a thin layer of buttercream on the bottom, and stick it to the cake board.

13. Use thicker layers of buttercream to attach the other two cakes on top.

14. Use a sharp knife to cut a large hole out of the centre of the top cake. This is best done once the three layers are stuck together, to prevent the top cake from breaking.

15. Cover the layer cake with buttercream icing.

16. Fill the hole at the top of the cake with Nesquik cereal.

Cake shaped like a dog bowl with dog food in it.
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17. Use the ready-to-roll icing to make a large Paw Patrol logo. If you have the correct Paw Patrol cookie cutters then, once you have rolled out icing in the colours you need, cut out the shapes and stick them together using a tiny bit of water. Attach the finished logo to the front of the cake. If you don’t have the right cookie cutters, then print and cut out paper templates, place them onto the icing, and use a sharp knife to cut round them.

18. Now cut paw prints out of the icing, using either cookie cutters or paper templates, and attach all around the cake.

Tips And Recommendations

The cake will taste just as good if you prefer to use vegan-friendly butter and gluten-free flour.

The Nesquik cereal can be replaced with Maltesers, broken up chocolate cookies, or chocolate buttons.

You can also use chocolate buttons to create the paw prints; place four standard buttons around a giant button to make a paw.

If you don't want to make a DIY Paw Patrol logo, pre-made edible Paw Patrol characters and logos are available to buy. You can easily turn the design into a Marshall Paw Patrol cake, Chase Paw Patrol cake, or Paw Patrol Skye cake by swapping the logo for the face of your child's favourite Paw Patrol character.

Alternative Paw Patrol Birthday Cake Ideas

Paw Print Paw Patrol Birthday Cake

1. Make one large round cake and four small round cakes.  

2. Place the small cakes around the large cake, to create a cake paw.

3. Cover with butterscotch icing and finish the cake with Paw Patrol fondant animals, toys, or party decorations.

Paw Patrol marshall figure on a wooden table.
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Dog Bone Paw Patrol Birthday Cake

1. Make a large rectangular cake and four small round cakes.

2. Cut a quarter out of each of the round cakes and slot on to the four corners of the rectangular cake to make a bone shape.

3. Use butterscotch icing to cover the cake. Paw Patrol birthday party supplies or Paw Patrol cake decorations can be used to top the birthday cake.

Good To Know

Little ones will love helping to mix the ingredients, but helping with the cutting is a job best saved for older kids under close supervision.

There is a lot of sugar in this recipe so you might want to limit portion sizes.

You can store the cake in the fridge for up to five days inside an airtight container.  

To freeze the cake for up to two months, put it, unwrapped, in the freezer for about an hour so that the icing sets. Then wrap in cling film, followed by a layer of foil. It can be frozen in this way for up to two months.


Written By

Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake lives in Lancashire and has been a writer for over 20 years. A self-confessed gym bunny and yogi, Sarah loves all things fitness and wellness, and can usually be found wearing lycra. Sarah loves family time and all things fun, but hates anything that involves getting cold!

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