I made this cute Kermit on a waterfall cake for a little girl’s birthday.
After about a month of going back and forth about what kind of cake she wanted we were scrolling through Pinterest and saw a Kermit the Frog cake and that was it. Her mind was made up. So, about a week before her party I got out the fondant and started shaping Kermit. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, using a few toothpicks to hold him in place. Then, I put him away to dry.
I started with a 12 inch round cake and stacked smaller cakes on top to create the waterfall scene. Next, I carved out where I wanted the waterfall. Then, I put a 10 inch round cake for the pond at the front, carving it to fit tightly to the front of the cake. I also cut a circle out to make a nice deep pond.
Next, I whipped up some buttercream and got to frosting the grassy parts, trimming the edges in brown, icing the water in blue, and globbing white at the bottom of the waterfalls to look like foam. After that, I placed Kermit on the cake and used the grass tip to give it texture.
For the flowers I took balls of fondant and opened them up to make tulips, placing them on some of the grass bunches to add some color besides green. For the floral bushes I used a leaf mold, placed them on globs of frosting, and then added some ball flowers, The yellow flowers were a product of my imagination. I just piped leaves in a circle kind of piling them up and stacked little yellow balls of fondant to form cone shaped flowers
For the waterlillies I used a push mold with color swirled fondant to make them look more real and placed them on hand formed lily pads.
I had a great time making this cake!