This frog birthday cake was my first using fondant. I made the fondant myself hoping to possibly get a good taste with a marshmallow fondant. I used one 9 inch and two 8 inch round pans. I covered them with buttercream, then fondant as a base. I sprayed the "water" with cooking spray to give it a shiny finish and make it look more like a pond.
I decorated the borders with grass and leaves, using the Wilton tips. I made the cattails from toothpicks dipped in colored melting chocolate. The frogs I also made from molds with colored melting chocolate. The lily pads are made of cut-out fondant All the decorating was with buttercream and chocolate.
I had a LOT of fun doing this one and was happy it turned out well since I had not worked with fondant before. I think I will do it again, if I have the time! I would normally like a more simple cake--less busy--but my daughter loves to have lots going on with her cakes!
Love this site! I came here for inspiration and was able to make the Frog Birthday Cake in the accompanying photo for a friend's daughter. I made two rectangle cakes, French Vanilla with green food coloring. I leveled the cakes, split them and put a layer of frosting in the middle, then laid them out side by side.
I carved the outline of my frog, using a serrated steak knife for more control. I mixed up frosting (4 cups of powdered sugar - 1/2 cup shortening - 5 tbls milk - 1 tsp vanilla) and colored the majority of it green, some yellow, and some black, leaving just a bit white for the eyes.
I frosted the whole cake with green, then used a star tip and decorated the top to look like a frog. I outlined everything in black, which really made it pop.
This was so much fun and my friend's daughter said "I've never had a cake THIS cool!"
For my son's 8th birthday my mother and I came up with the idea to make him a frog cake. We saw the cakes on this website and liked some of the ideas but we wanted to make something different. So we made 2 9x13 cakes and put them together to make one big cake.
We used neon food coloring in the icing. It makes better colors! We iced both the cakes together with blue icing. Then we took sugar cookie dough and made four lily pads and iced them green. We had bought marshmallow frogs for Easter and decided to use them for the cake. We had to put the marshmallow frogs in the freezer for ten minutes to harden them a little.
We then put the cookies on top of the cake and used toothpicks to hold up the frogs on the cookies. It came out great, the kids loved it and it was easy.
I made this frog cake for one of the girl's that works at my son's nursery! I made it using a Madeira sponge recipe, the body and head I used 2 sizes of glass Pyrex dishes.
I sandwiched them together using butter icing, then to make the prominent features of the frog, i.e eyes and mouth I used lumps of marzipan but can used moulded bits of roll out icing. I then covered it in roll out icing and moulded the rest with roll out icing.
It took me 4 days to make because each section needed to dry out! To stick on the arms and legs, etc I used edible glue.