never smile at a Crocoldile....unless it's a super cute crocodile cake!
I made this Crocodile Cake for my son who requested, when asked, a crocodile birthday cake for his third birthday.
I baked a rectangular chocolate pound cake. I cut out free hand the outline of the crocodile, put it on top of the cake, then cut around it to have the shape of the crocodile.
I prepared some butter cream icing, which I colored in green. I first covered the whole crocodile with the icing. Then, I cut some marshmallows to make nostrils, covered them in cream, cut some more to make the eyes and covered them partly. I used even more to cut the spikes on the back of the crocodile and covered them all with cream. I tried to give the cream a rough effect to reflect the tough crocodile skin.
To finalize the crocodile, I used some licorice for the nostrils and the eyes and some more cut marshmallows for the claws.
Some of the left over cake bits I cut in roundish shapes and covered in chocolate flavored cream to make them look like rocks and put them around the crocodile. I put frog candies on them. Finally, I used some green jelly (jello) to mimic swampy water around the crocodile and the rocks.
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