My son and I needed to bake a cake for a cake bake auction for his cub scout den/pack. He is currently a wolf, and the categories ranged across various themes. We decided to make a cake that fit two categories: Den themed & Halloween - how fun! I googled 'wolf cake' and found some great ideas for a wolf cake. I decided on a vanilla cake that would be shaped into a wolf face as found on these two websites: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/wolf-cakes-1.html#submission_2057632,
So then, we embarked on baking two 8-inch vanilla cakes for the main part of the face with a few cupcakes to mold the snout and ears.
I used a slight variation to my vanilla cupcake recipe (used method of 'reverse creaming' to mix the ingredients, used only cake flour, used egg whites instead of whole eggs, used buttermilk instead of milk) that I found on this blog: http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/vanilla-birthday-cake-recipe/