Creating Kermit

Last week my dear old Dad celebrated his birthday, it wasn’t a big one, but he still deserved a delicious cake. Coming up with an idea wasn’t too hard, my Dad is rather fond of Kermit the Frog, he even has a wee stuffed toy Kermit in his favourite car (a baby blue Mini Moke that he has loving restored). He is also extremely fond of orange maderia cake, so that was the starting point for my latest cake creation.

After baking up a storm and some mouth watering smells, I had plenty cake ready to carve. I started at the bottom and worked my way up so I ended up with three layers for his body and one layer for his head. Carving Kermit

I then whipped up some yummy orange buttercream and glued everything together and crumb coated the outside.Icing Layers

Once the cake was fully buttercreamed I covered it in fondant coloured with Naturally Colourful green food colouring. I covered the head seperately to the body and placed a wooden skewer through the middle of his body that also helped to hold his head in place.Covering in Fondant

The arms and legs were a little bit experimental. I made up a Cake Pop mixture (cake crumbs combined with buttercream) and rolled them into log shapes. I then popped them in the fridge so they would harden and hold their shape. Once they were firm enough I covered them in fondant and attached them to the cake.Arms

When he was all lovely and green I added finishing touches such as the pale green frill around his neck, the white for his eyes and painted on his pupils and mouth.Kermit the Frog

I think my Dad was pretty chuffed with his Kermit and I thought it tasted great (my favourite cake creations are always the ones I get to eat too!)

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on an evening star? Somebody thought of it and someone believed it, and look what its done so far…
– Kermit, The Rainbow Connection (Jim Hensen)

4 Comments

  1. Kate

    Wow that is amazing! And now you’ve reminded me how much I love orange Madeira cake!

    I’ve just received your natural colours in the post, thank you! I’ve bought some marshmallows that are free from nasty ingredients, was planning to use them to make marshmallow fondant because from what I’ve read online, fondant is quite fickle… What sort of fondant do you use? Thanks!

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    1. Hannah Tegg (Post author)

      Thanks Kate. I’ve tried making home-made fondant (not the marshmallow type though, I’ve read that that is super sweet), and it has always been pretty hard to work with. The fondant I’ve found with the least additives is Renshaw’s Regal Ice. It’s really nice to work with and our food colours work really well in it. Have fun with your decorating and let me know how the marshmallow fondant goes. 🙂

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      1. Kate

        Hi Hannah. Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration, advice and ideas… I’ve completed my spiderman cake using the natural food colours and I made mmf to cover it… Tricky indeed to work with, I rolled it too thing and had to patch up the sides where it didn’t quite cover the cake but… It’s done! I did a happy dance around the kitchen!!

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        1. Hannah Tegg (Post author)

          Hi Kate, you are very welcome. It is awesome to hear that you did it, happy dance and all, well done! You’ll have to email or post a picture of it on our Facebook page.

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