ZANDA PANDA’s Puppy Mold Featured in DOG FANCY Magazine!

ZANDA PANDA’s Puppy Mold Featured
in DOG FANCY Magazine!

ZANDA PANDA's Puppy Mold Featured in Dog Fancy Magazine

ZANDA PANDA's Puppy Mold Featured in Dog Fancy Magazine!

We’re delighted that DOG FANCY Magazine picked our
Puppy Mold to feature in their ‘Fun Dog‘ section!

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The fun idea behind the Puppy Mold is that you can make
Cake, Cookies, Crafts
& More
that look like your favorite breed of dog or a ‘portrait’ of your family pet!

ZANDA PANDA’s Puppy Mold for Cake/Cookies/Chocolate/Crafts
(click the image above to learn how to make the beagle puppy cookie)


Here are some ideas to show you what you can do with your Puppy Mold:

Yellow Lab Cake • Chocolate LabDalmatian Cookie • Terrier Cookie • Poodle Cake

Recipes and directions for puppy-shaped:

•   Fudge
•   Brownies
•   Bread
•   Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie
•   Birthday cake for your dog (liver flavored)

More ideas:

•   No-Bake Backwards Cake™ Made by painting in chocolate or pressing edible clay or fondant into the mold to make a shell, then filling with your favorite ingredients, like cookie crumbs, fruits, syrups, ice cream or pound cake.

•  Make a crayon box or a box for your puppy’s favorite treats decorated with a polymer clay puppy.

•  Rainy day fun:  Kids can make salt dough or polymer clay puppies of different breeds, paint them and have a dog show!


For more information, please visit the PUPPY page on the website!

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Deep Dish Apple Pie – Pretty Please with a Puppy on Top

Deep Dish Apple Pie with a Puppy on top!

Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie with a Puppy on Top!

Nick and I had a craving for apple pie.  I really wanted to use the Puppy Mold and he really wanted to use the Peeler/Corer/Slicer Contraption because it was much more fun than cutting apples into chunks (see below).

We decided to make a deep dish upside down pie.  You also could make just a Puppy ‘Topper’ for your pie and use a standard pie pan, as with the Butterfly Pie.

You can find the basic pie crust recipe on the ZP website.  We doubled the crust recipe and used about six or seven medium sized apples.

You’ll also need to mix up about 2/3 cup of flour with 2 or more teaspoons of  cinnamon and 1 to 2 cups of sugar (depending on how tart your apples are and how big your sweet tooth is).  You’ll use this to sprinkle on the apples.  You’ll also need a little butter to dot on the top before adding the top layer of dough.

Peeler/Corer/Slicer contraption, mounded apples, top layer of crust, baked pie, inverted Upside Down Puppy Pie

Peeler/Corer/Slicer Contraption, apples, top layer, baked pie, Upside Down Puppy Apple Pie

Dust your mold lightly with flour.  Once you’ve made your dough, roll out a circle and fit it into the Puppy Mold – or just press dough into mold in an even layer into the bottom and up the sides.  Be sure to press the dough completely into the Puppy design – you will probably need to add extra pieces of dough in the deeper areas of the design to keep the crust an even thickness.  If needed, moisten dough slightly with water to stick pieces together.  Dip your fingertips in flour before pressing the dough in and be sure that the bottom and side crust are not too thin.

If you’ve used the Heart Mold for pies, this might be a little bit fussier, as the Puppy Mold doesn’t have a flat bottom.  You will get a little ‘bounceback’, but it’s not hard to do at all.

Once you have a shell of dough covering the interior of the mold, sprinkle a little of the flour/sugar/cinnamon mixture on the bottom, then sprinkle more between layers of apple until you have a slightly mounded top (see images above).

Dot the apples with little cubes of butter, then roll out the top layer of dough (which will become the bottom crust of your upside down pie), place on top, crimp the edges and cut several small vents in the top layer.  Bake at 375 to 400°F (200 °C) for 50-70 minutes.  Tent with foil if top layer of crust browns too quickly.  Pie is done when filling begins to bubble out.

Allow to cool for at least 30 to 40 minutes.  Place serving plate over mold, flip plate and mold over together, then gently remove mold from pie.

Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie with a Puppy on Top

Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie with a Puppy on Top

Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie with a Puppy on Top

Deep Dish Upside Down Apple Pie with a Puppy on Top

I will try to show the Kaleidoscope Heart design soon, maybe as a spicy cherry pie – I think it has to be red filling even if it isn’t Valentine’s Day yet.  Hearts – like puppies – are welcome at any time of the year 🙂




I’m back from QVC training.  The Kaleidoscope Heart and Butterfly Molds will be featured there soon.  I’ll post the date when it’s finalized.

So I finally had time to have some fun with the prototype Puppy Mold.  Here are cake, cookie and chocolate puppies of various breeds.

Chocolate Lab Puppy

Chocolate Lab Puppy


Dalmatian  Puppy Cookie

Dalmatian Puppy Cookie

Yellow Lab Puppy Cake made with the Zanda Panda Puppy Mold

Yellow Lab Puppy Cake

Umm, this is a poodle...

Pink Terrier Puppy Cookie

And you knew this was a terrier...right?

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