Sunday, May 18, 2008

Frog and Toad Cake Tutorial

Frog and Toad Cake
1 vanilla (white cake mix)
1 small pkg pistachio pudding
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. water
3/4 cup oil
Bake as directed on cake mix box. For frog and toad, divide the batter to fill 6 muffin cups and then divide the rest evenly between 2 large loaf pans.
Chocolate Frosting
9Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 hot water
3 c. powdered sugar
6 Tbsp butter softened
1-2 Tbsp milk.
Add the first 3 ingredients. Add sugar, add remaining butter. Beat well. add milk to desired consistency.

Supplies:
Marshmallow fondant or Wilton fondant
Wilton colors (brown, yellow, green, orange, black) for fondant tinting.
Twizzlers
Wilton premium dark cocoa candy melts

(To make log bark tiles melt choc candy melts spread between wax paper layers, cool and cut.)

1. Stack loaf cakes to make logs. Frost and add chocolate bark.

2. Trim and stack 2 cupcakes to make toad (secure w/ Popsicle stick)

3. Trim and stack three cupcakes to make frog. (secure w/ Popsicle stick)

4. Add twizzlers to create base ("armature") for arms and legs.

5. Frost cupcake mounds.

6. Color and Model fondant drapes for body, hands, feet. Then do pants, jacket, belt, buttons and face details.

7. Decorate around the log with chocolate candy melt wafers.

5 comments:

LL said...

oh hooray, the recipe. thank you thank you. I won't make it cute, I'll just make it to eat.
Thanks for the fun afternoon!

Andrea said...

sometimes I wonder if you are real or some sort of computer controlled robot. Either way, I am impressed. Happy birthday to your cute boy!

smart mama said...

LL- we tried the recipe out too weeks ago (when we made it up- it's also really good w/ choc chips sprinkled in it!)

LOL andrea- you don't remember an afterschool special about leslie the robot girl?? LOL- but i can mever do a cake without remember the brad, ryan, andrea, les cow cake.

Andrea said...

such humble beginnings, LOL

I think I have pictures of that cake somewhere...I should find them so you can add them to your cake blog :0)

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering if you can explain the pistachio pudding part. I don't know when to add this. Do I add it to the cake mix when I am mixing the mix? Please help.