Tree Frog Cake
by Gael M.
My son happened to be home from college on his birthday this year, so to make it more special, I made him a frog cake. He has collected frog figurines, toys and soft animals for many years, but had never had a frog cake.
I used a Duncan Hines yellow cake mix which I poured into the prepared pan. I always prepare my pan with a Wilton product called "Cake Release." It works much better than the old "grease and flour" method. Because there are so many nooks and crannies in the frog shaped pan I was using, I had to make sure it was well "greased."
After pouring the batter in, I swirled some gel food coloring in the middle to approximate the "guts." I used a couple of drops of red and a couple of drops of dark green.
When the cake cooled, I iced it with store bought cream cheese icing tinted with neon green gel food coloring. Many of the details of the pan mold were lost when I iced it, but I used it as a guidline. I also used some store bought icing gel to add decorative touches to the cake.