Cute Homemade Alligator Cake
My daughter, who is now about to turn 9, has always been in love with alligators and crocodiles. For her 3rd birthday she really wanted an alligator cake, but I couldn’t find one anywhere. This was my first attempt at trying to make a cake shaped like something. I made one a few weeks before her birthday, as a trial run, and it went well.
I used a 13″x9″ rectangle pan to make the head. Then I cut the snout end and used the small triangles from it to make the body. To create the legs and tail, I used a bundt pan. I used cashews for the teeth and claws. The funny part about it all, my daughter demanded a strawberry cake, so when the gator was cut, it was pink inside, making it look almost as if you were really cutting an alligator open!
The cake was a hit with her and all of the guests. She will be turning 9 in a few weeks and I think I will attempt another alligator cake, as she has requested another one.