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! Here's another Muppets Cake I did:
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!