I was asked to make a house warming cake by a co-worker. After giving it some thought, I came up with the frog cake idea. I baked a 9x13 chocolate cake and iced it with homemade buttercream icing. I found a frog picture online and used it as a pattern.
I rolled out fondant that had been tinted the appropriate colors. After the whole frog was cut out, I cut away the pattern to get the smaller details. I used blue buttercream icing for the water. I used my spatula to make little peaks in the water to give it a ripple effect.
This is the first time that I used fondant in this way and I was very happy with the results.
My son wanted a frog birthday cake. I looked at your site with him and he came up with this frog cake idea himself. I was ready to do the frog shape with the round pan, and the square, etc, but he wasn't too keen on that one. I wasn't just going to toss some plastic frogs on the cake so I had to at least make them some lily pads to rest on.
I just used regular box cake mix and regular can icing. I put the icing into a baggie and cut the corner off where I can use an icing tip. I used the flat tip for the lily pads. He approved, and that's all that matters.
I used 2 9x 13 cakes and stacked them on top of each other. I used a thin layer of frosting between them. I printed out a cute frog picture from my computer and used it to pipe a gel tracing on top of the cake.
After frosting the frog cake with white buttercream, I traced the frog picture with the piping gel and then used a star tip to fill in the colors.
I traced the entire picture in black and added lily pads. I used frog candles to add to the effect.