We have a pet alligator named Archie that my son just loves. So for his 3rd Birthday I thought a alligator cake would be a lot of fun for him. I was right, he loved it and he called it his Archie cake, and he's still talking about it.
I made 2 10x13 cakes and with a template cut them into the shape of the body. The main body was cut from the first cake and the head and tail were cut from the second one. I froze the cakes before cutting them out, it makes it a lot easier. I used a mini cupcake cut in half for the eyes and 2 mini bundt pans cut in quarters for the legs.
I refroze it before icing it. I put a thin layer of icing over all the raw edges. I covered it with stars for a textured look. I just built the nose up with a little extra icing. I formed claws out of tootsie rolls and made the teeth out of fondant and used lime candies on the back.
This was my first attempt at making a specially decorated cake. I had a lot of fun making it, and every one loved it.
I made this alligator cupcake/cake combo for my son's first birthday - it turned out amazing! The head was made from a bachelor party novelty cake pan. Who knew you would ever be able to use it again??
I decorated it to look like an alligator then added miniature cupcakes and regular cupcakes for the body. I used white and dark chocolate chips for the claws, eyes and nostrils. The eyes were made using an additional miniature cupcake cut in half. The icing is my mom's cream cheese icing recipe with green and red food coloring.
On a side note, the first attempt at the alligator head was a complete failure and disintegrated while I was attempting to ice it. At nearly midnight... then we had to go to the store and get another box of cake mix. I got the platter from party city as well as the little frogs around the gator. Also used blue gel icing for the water detailing.
I made this alligator cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. She loves alligators. It consisted of a 9x13 for the body, a 8in round for the head, a angel food pan for the tail, two mini cupcakes for eyes and 4 cupcakes for the feet. The teeth are made from marshmallows.
I cut the 8 in round into the shape of what I thought an alligator head looked like. Then I rounded the corners of the 9x13. I cut the cake baked in the angel food pan into 3 parts. The feet are cupcakes split in half. The teeth are marshmallows cut into triangles. It is iced with the homemade Wilton buttercream icing. The water is coconut dyed with blue food coloring.
I made this Alligator Cake for my niece's 12th birthday. The curvy tail is cut from half of a bundt cake and pointed at the end. The body and head was carved from a sheet cake. The arms and legs are cupcakes cut in half. Scrap pieces of cake made the mounds for the eye. White mint candy made the eyeballs and a dab of icing for the pupils.
I used pieces of gum cut into triangles for the teeth. The hardest part was icing the body green before using a star tip to put the pattern all over its body. It took A LOT of icing!
I made this cake for my son's 2nd Birthday. I made several different size and shaped cakes and placed them together to for the whole thing. Then I iced all the pieces smooth to make a clean finished product.