We made this Homemade Lizard Birthday Cake almost a week ago today for my daughter’s 6th birthday. I really had no experience with fondant, so I recruited my two friends, Paul and Gary, to jump into the cake world with me.

We had originally planned to mold the lizard out of rice krispie treats but then decided to carve the lizard out of sheet cake. Gary is the “creative” one. He freehandedly carved out the gecko body and molded the legs and it sure turned out better than I’d expected!

I am sure there are a couple of things we could have improved upon, but, all in all, my 6 year old daughter was so excited when we brought the cake out. Now we are tempted to make even more cakes. It was a blast!