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