I made the larger cake with two 8 inch round cakes layered. The frosting is tinted green, but I also sprayed it evenly with the spray coloring. I added green sugar sprinkle crystals to give it texture.
The eyes are cupcakes sat on sideways with a bit cut off so they sit well. The black inside the eyes is black gel. The "whites" of the eyes were covered by a piece of paper when I sprayed the green coloring. Technically the whites are still tinted green like the frosting, but they are much lighter than the rest of the cake because I covered them with the paper while spraying. It was easier than trying to frost them white. The tongue is a red fruit roll.
The fly on the tongue is made from a raisin with blue rolled fruit wings which I trimmed with scissors on top and chocolate sprinkle legs (the kind that looks like little sticks).
I did the icing the same way on the cupcakes as I did on the large cake (tinted green, coloring spray, green sugar sprinkles). The eyes are the larger marshmallows cut in half. I used green food coloring spray because I knew it would be too difficult to frost the top/backs of the eyes.
I covered the whites of the eyes with paper circles before spraying. The mouths are pull and peel fruit strings.
This cake was for my daughter's sixth birthday, she loves all frogs but picked a poison dart frog. To make this cake I used 2 bowl cakes (pampered chef bowls), one large and one small.
I used the large bowl cake upside for the main frame of the frog I then carved out some of the front to make the nose, then used the small bowl cake to carve out the shapes of the eye bumps and legs. The eye bumps came from the bottom of the small cake using the already curved edges.
The rear legs also used the already curved edges of the sides of the small bowl. The small front legs are cut pieces of the cake as well. The toes are just frosting on the cake pan. I used a picture of a real poison dart frog for inspiration.
The frosting was homemade buttercream and it took a lot to get the legs to stay. I did use toothpicks to hold them in place for the crumb layer. Once it hardened and the final layer of frosting was applied they remained in place.
This Frog Cake was a really easy idea I got from a friend - but be warned, it is an awful lot of cake so invite lots of people! I made a large round chocolate cake, three more cakes baked in medium sized loaf tins, and two cup cakes! I positioned two of the loaf cakes next to the round one to make a body and legs, then cut the third loaf cake in half for the feet.
Finally I positioned the two cup cakes at the top to make the frog's eyes. I then covered it all in green coloured buttercream, and kept a little of the buttercream uncoloured to make the eyes - although this could be coloured yellow or red. I used a large box of candy coated chocolate sweets (smarties, but you could use M&Ms etc) for the eyes and some spots on the body, then a long red licorice (you could use normal black licorice) for the mouth.
I used some of the leftover sweets to make flowers all around the frog on a foil-covered tray.