My 8yr old wanted Swamp Monster scary good birthday cake, so here it is. I was inspired by the Lego’s Monster Fighters. I baked 2 round cakes, and 6 cupcakes. I froze them for better frosting later! (trick I learned on this site). I cut out a hole and put a bowl for the “swamp”. I dipped pretzels into chocolate for the trees and put into fridge overnight. I played it by ear on design, and then frosted with grass, and water around bowl.
I bought dry ice *FYI don’t store in freezer. I went to get mine and it disintegrated and made emergency trip to store for more. I placed monsters around trees, up high and low and poured hot water onto ice, and wow, the crowd went wild and my son was in awe! Mom was a rock star!