Great Homemade Lizard Birthday Cake

This is the Lizard cake I made for my son’s sixth birthday.

Tip 1: Leave the cake uncovered in the fridge overnight before carving it into shape.

Tip 2: Use a fine serrated knife to carve the cake.

Tip 3: Use Trex or similar to cover your work surface, as well as your hands, before kneading and rolling out your fondant; it stops it sticking to the surface. Some people use icing sugar for this but it dries the fondant out and gives it the appearance of “elephant skin”.

8 thoughts on “Great Homemade Lizard Birthday Cake”

  1. I am so excited to find your cake idea! This will be duplicated for my nephews birthday next week!
    Now I am looking for a cake recipe….

  2. Hi, can you explain what ‘Trex’ is please? I’m in the UK and haven’t heard of it before, sounds better than icing sugar, which I can have problems with!
    I plan to use your cake shape for my son’s 7th birthday on St. Patrick’s day this year, thank you for a brilliant idea.

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