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!