Frog Cake Tutorial- My Cake School
Are you ready for more cuteness? Today we're making an adorable miniature frog cake!
I just love Wilton's mini wonder mold pans and this sweet frog cake is just another reason why! I usually just make one at a time, either to use as a fun cake topper or a centerpiece on a platter of cupcakes!
How to Make a Frog Cake
Let's get started! Here is our mini wonder mold cake. Keep in mind that you could make a larger frog cake as well using a regular sized wonder mold pan, or a 6 inch cake layer or two topped with a half ball pan, and so on! ;0)
First, I coated with a yummy, crusting vanilla buttercream. I waited for it to crust, then smoothed with a Viva paper towel.
Next, I decorated assorted, small sugar cookies with royal icing. I outlined with stiff royal icing, flooded with loose royal icing. These are going to be cupcake toppers! I set aside a couple of small round ones...you'll see why later.
As the icing becomes hard, it's safe to decorate your cookies with stiff consistency royal-- If this is a little boy's party, you'll probably go with a different color scheme...maybe even pipe some creepy crawlers onto the cookies....but, I tend to go girly whenever possible...hence the pink and yellow and cute little dragonflies and daisies :0)
Here are those couple of cookies that I mentioned earlier-- I poked toothpicks into them, and layered on some fondant froggy eyes. (You could also pipe royal icing eyes onto the cookies....or make marshmallow eyes with chocolate chip centers) --
Froggy needs a tongue--so he can catch flies, bugs, and nearby cupcakes. Mine is gum paste, that I allowed to dry nice and wavy and pinched around a piece of 20 gauge floral wire on one end.
Now, let's check in on Froggy-- eyes make all the difference! So do legs, piped in buttercream (I'm only halfway through the job) -- and of course, a smile. Nobody likes a grumpy frog.
Lucky for us, BeBe just so happens to have a fish pond in her back yard! Isn't this the CUTEST? I love the little cookie cupcake toppers---and Froggy steals the show!
Usually, the birthday boy or girl gets to eat the frog....but since I don't see and birthday boys or girls around, I guess I'll have to take care of it :O) -- Goodbye for now, happy caking!