by Tracy Beaver
This frog cake was made for a VERY special young lady at our church who is graduating from college. She was one of the 1st bus kids at our church over 17 years ago (a lot longer than me), and is now graduating from college. With this being such a great achievement, I was hoping to surprise her with something that would let her know how special she is, and how proud we are of her and of what an amazing young lady that she has become!
Knowing that she loves frogs this is what I came up with... The cake is a basic french vanilla cake... BUT when I baked the cake I placed cupcake cups in the batter, so that when it baked it would have 6 round cup wholes in the cake, which I filled with cheesecake pudding in and on the top of each layer after the cake cooled.
Then there is a thin layer of buttercream icing around the cake to hold the vanilla flavored fondant on the cake.
The brown "ground" part on top of the cake is left over parts of the cake, topped with chocolate icing, then with brown tinted fondant. The frogs are Rice Crispy treats covered with fondant.
The "lake" is fondant with a light coating of blue tinted icing to make it look more like water. I was pleased with the out come of the cake, (this is only my 4th specialty cake) but most importantly she loved it and everyone at church seemed to love it too, so with that being said, I think my goal was a success!
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