Well it's official...I have become a Cake Lady for my little town I live in. Happy to have people refer me to make cakes for them. I got a call asking me to make a cake with a girl frog. A lady's daughter wanted her birthday theme to be pink and girl frogs.
I didn't have much luck looking online for a girl frog cake so I did the next best thing....I Googled girl frogs. I found one girl frog picture I liked and it was a garden stone with the girl frog on it. I printed it out to use as an outline.
I outlined the frog& her eyes, freckles, mouth & white bracelet are done with a #3 tip and colored the inside with a #18 tip. I outlined the lilly pad & flowers again with a #3 tip and filled them in with a #16 tip. The same was done for my butterfly on top of the frogs head!
This frog cake was baked in 1 large glass bowl & 1 smaller glass bowl (both pampered chef). I placed the smaller cake on top of the larger bowl cake (with of course frosting in between.) After trimming the cake, I covered it with frosting.
I then made a soft w with the fondant and placed it where I wanted the mouth. I applied the same method by making balls of fondant and flattening them on both sides for the eyes. I placed rolled fondant that I had colored green over the entire cake. I made the eyes out of left over fondant and colored a portion black for the inner part of the eye (I used a toothpick to make the mouth and nose holes.) I sculpted the arms and legs out of green fondant. If I found it hard to keep them in place I added toothpicks for some extra sturdiness.
by Lori F.
(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England)
Homemade Frog Cake
For my dad's 50th birthday I wanted to make him a special cake, his favorite animal is a frog so I thought I'd go with that and make a frog cake.
The cake I made was my own chocolate-fudge cake recipe with extra galaxy chocolate chunks and a Belgian chocolate filling. I baked a round cake and cut it into the shape of a frog's face. I also gouged out some holes where the eyes should be.
I mixed up some green icing and covered the cake. I popped 2 white marshmallows into the eye-sockets so they bulged a little. I then drew on some pupils and a smile with some black writing icing.
I'm proud to say the cake was a huge hit and I got 3 offers of payment from people wanting me to make cakes for their families.
This frog cake was inspired by a pin I found. I baked two sheet cakes, one 9x12 and another 8x8. I then set the 9x12 lengthwise (horizontal)and placed the 8x8 butted against the top center of the larger cake.
The 8x8 was the frog head and the 9x12 was the body. I then lightly traced the shape I needed to create a frog and then carved it out with a knife. I then frosted the exposed carved cake sides to keep it fresh.
Next I built up the frog mouth and tummy with the extra cake bits for a more 3D effect and then outlined the features, face, arms, legs and spots with the darker frosting.
The cake was a hit-but I was super nervous while making it that it wouldn't turn out!