Today I’m showing you how to make a 3D Frog Cake! This adorable guy is modeled off of Newt from the game Best Fiends. Thanks so much to them for sponsoring this video!
Merry Christmas! We’re only a couple of weeks away from the big day, and I’m sure you’ll need some sort of dessert to help celebrate. This vertical cake roll will impress the jolly man in the red suit, and all your other guests!
This cake roll is something a little different than the regular type of roll you might be used to. Instead of traditionally rolling up the cake by the width, this cake is rolled up length ways in small strips to create a large roll. It gets a little messy when you roll this cake up but it’s kinda fun to get dirty sometimes, right? It’s fun to roll it up!
As far as fillings for inside the cake roll go, it’s best to work with a light filling, such as whipping cream, but you could also use a fruit filling, and if you prefer, you could try buttercream, but I’m not sure how that would affect the ability of the cake to roll. I had decided that since there was so much buttercream around the outside of the cake, and using something different for the inside was probably best. It is also really easy to roll up whipping cream as opposed to other fillings.
Decorating the outside of the cake can be done however you want, and I’m sure my viewers and readers have great ideas! I liked the way the ribbons up the side of the cake we soft looking and very festive. Anything themed for the season would be great for this holiday type of cake!
I don’t often get sick, but when I do, I get SICK. Being a Kindergarten teacher, I have had my fair share of minor colds and coughs, but this year, a doozy of one hit my class, and inevitably, me. I ended up on pneumonia antibiotics and was given an inhaler to feel better, both of which worked and I am so happy to be back in the land of the vertical! While I was in bed, I had lots of time to plan ideas for future videos, so I have tons of ideas to turn into fabulous cakes and desserts! Just as soon as I stop coughing.
The idea for this Kermit the Frog cake came from my desire to use my giant cupcake mold, and the fact that the new Muppets movie is coming out at the end of the month! I’ve had a metal giant cupcake mold for years, but I recently got this new silicone one, and highly recommend it. When using the metal one, I would generously coat it with non-stick spray, and the top portion would always stick and never come out in one piece. I haven’t had this problem with the silicone mold once. Each time both pieces of the cupcake pop out easily. If you’ve ever had a cake stick to the pans and break when coming out, you know how annoying it can be.
Kermit takes a leading role for the new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, and according to the movie synapse, there is a Kermit the Frog look-alike and a jewel heist involved. It sounds like a great one to take the kids to and obviously if there are two Kermit’s, you must make a Kermit cake!