My daughter's First Grade class was learning about frogs the last half of the year. I thought what a cute way to end the year with Lilly Pad and Frog Cupcakes. These are very simple as you can see!
Prepare the cupcake using the directions on the box. I colored the frosting blue to look like the water. I found these cute cupcake liners and thought they too had the water look. I used green melting chocolate for the lily pads that I purchased at Michael's. I took a wax paper and laid it on top of a cupcake pan so I knew how big to make the lily pads. I let them chill.
I used white chocolate chips to make the lily and a jelly bean cut in half for the center of the lily. I bought the frogs at a grocery store, gummy frogs. I used a black edible gel to put the eyes on the frogs. Too cute and a lot of it can be done a couple days in advance. The kids loved them and my daughter was so happy!
I hope you have a wonderful response when you make these beautiful cupcakes.
This Tree Frog Fondant Cake was created as a fun joke for a friend that cannot stand frogs...heh heh. So it has a two layer red velvet body, with a chocolate buttercream filling and frosting, and covered in Duff's Buttercream Fondant, tinted green with gel. The legs are made from gluten free cake, baked in small loafs and cut in half and shaped for effect, the back legs were frosted with the same chocolate buttercream, the front are frosted in a dairy free buttercream recipe I found online, also covered in the green fondant.
Lastly, the back feet are just more cake shaped and frosted then covered in orange colored fondant, the front are Rice Crispy treats shaped for effect and also covered in orange fondant. The tongue is pink colored fondant with a small bit of leftover fondant for the bug at the end. Then the body was surrounded with a small bit of chocolate buttercream around the edge.
This Warty Toad Cake was a special request cake that I made yesterday. It is all cake, the legs are German chocolate, and the body is alternating layers of German chocolate and dark chocolate cake with fudge filling. I attached the legs with dowel rods and the eyes with toothpicks. The eyes themselves are twinkies, cut in half and decorated with buttercream and fudge icing.
I covered the entire cake with a vanilla almond homemade buttercream and embellished it with buttercream and fudge warts! The tongue was simply nice placed fruit by the foot. I had a great time making this cake and I think it turned out terrific!
I looked everywhere for a homemade "girly" frog birthday cake and couldn't find any examples of what I wanted, so I decided to make one. It turned out almost as I had pictured it. It was for a little girls 4th birthday and she loved it!
This is a two layer cake filled with buttercream and rolled in fondant. It was my first time working with fondant and it was quite an experience! The best advice I can give at this stage is, make sure cake is level, buttercream is stiff and fondant isn't too dry. Happy Baking!