This Frog Prince Cake was done for my grand daughters 1st birthday.
The first thing I did was go out on the internet and look for pictures of frogs. I found a picture of a frog figurine I liked and made the frog out of rice crispy treats (store bought). I just molded it into a rough shape then covered it in white marshmallow fondant and worked out the details.
When it was to my liking I applied warts and painted it with food coloring. This is the first time I had tried that and was very happy with the way it turned out. I was able to get a lot more depth by mixing the colors and so forth. I wasn't able to get the back to look right so that cape is for more than looks.
to make the "pillows" ( i saw this done on a tutorial on the internet): I used 2 boxes of strawberry cake mix, prepared according to the package directions. I baked 2 8" square layers and 1 4" round layer. I filled the square cake layers with butter cream then cut the edges to taper them to look more like a pillow, turned the cake over and did the same thing to the bottom of the cake. I put a crumb coat on and let it dry a bit.(be sure to cut your cake board pretty small- it needs to support the cake but not be too visible. I took the 4" round cake layer and tapered it the same way to make it look more like a pillow as well- crumb coated and let dry. I covered both of the cakes in marshmallow fondant (you can get the recipe off the internet- I think it tastes better than the store bought.) I put the quilt design on the square "pillow" while it was on the cake. Next time I think I'll do it before i put the fondant on the cake. Then I stacked it. I cut wooden dowels and inserted them at cake level to support the small pillow and frog. I then cut a longer dowel and inserted it through the middle of all of the layers as well as about two inches into the frog. I covered all of my mistakes with pipped butter cream and dragees :)