Today I want to share a Kermit the Frog Cake with you!
When Melanie first asked me to do a Kermit the Frog cake, I hesitated because when a character is as popular as Kermit – you really don’t want to screw it up!
But after doing a little research and studying the actual shape of Kermit – I determined he probably wouldn’t be too hard. I found this cake on CakeCentral.com that Melanie liked, and then simplified it somewhat.
Sebastian really just wanted Kermit and she didn’t mind that I didn’t add on all the other characters and details… he just really loves Kermit!
I made him from 50/50 mix of gum paste and homemade marshmallow fondant. I really needed him to dry and harden, but not so fast that I couldn’t get his shape and details right. I used Americolor Leaf Green for the color!
I made the balloons using the same technique as I use to put stars on wires (tutorial here).
Since I’ve really only done Superman cakes with the “exploding out of a cake” look… it was fun to do Kermit popping out of a cake! You can see my tutorials here: Exploding Cake Tutorial Part 1 and Exploding Cake tutorial part 2.
For the border on this cake, it was done with a pearl mold… easy-peasy and one of my best investments ever!!
The lettering on this cake was done with the Fox Run Alphabet cutters. They’re also really easy to use, a great size and very versatile (while not all that fancy!). In other words, they’re great for boy cakes where I can’t use the really frilly “pretty” letters or also for more serious cakes that don’t need fancy or fussy letters!
So… do I have any Muppets fans out there? I never really got into the Muppets, although they are awfully cute!
Do you have any thoughts or questions about this cake? Leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!