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Coolest Frog Birthday Cake 96

by Dannyial
(Kent, Ohio)

Homemade Frog Birthday Cake

Homemade Frog Birthday Cake

Homemade Frog Birthday Cake
Homemade Frog Birthday Cake
Homemade Frog Birthday Cake
Homemade Frog Birthday Cake

Since this birthday cake was being presented in a picnic setting I decided it would be much easier to transport via aluminum lasagna pan. My friend's daughter LOVES frogs so I decided that I could come up with an interesting design for a Frog Birthday Cake.

I purchased the lasagna pan at my local Dollar store, along with the resin frog. I also purchased 2 round cake pans to be used for the lily pads. I used 3 cake mixes (2 yellow and 1 chocolate) and 1 box of brownie mix (for the lily pads). I mixed the store bought cakes as directed (but I always use a little more oil to ensure a very moist cake).

I marbleized the 3 cake mixes in the lasagna pan (making sure to spray and flour for easy removal of cake pieces). For the lily pads I oiled and floured the pans and put in different amounts into each pan (I had done this to see which thickness would work best).

After I let the cake and brownie cool completely I started letting them 'talk' to me. I first used blue cookie frosting (because of it's ability to dry fast and ease of use) to make the pond. From there I could see where the bank needed to be and the lily pad. I used green cookie frosting for the lily pads and chocolate frosting for the 'bank'. As this pond started to come together I realized I needed some cattails and grass.

I used pretzel sticks with tootsie rolls to make the cattails and angel hair pasta drenched in green decorating gel to make the grass effect. I also added some chopped walnuts and chocolate covered peanuts for 'rocks'. For the glassy water effect I used blue sparkle gel over the 'water'.

I do have to say this was probably the easiest cakes I have made. Needless to say the cake was a great hit! Remember to always look outside of the box and don't be afraid to use what you have on hand!

Happy baking!!

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