A Reptile Themed Birthday Cake

My client organised a fabulous reptile themed birthday party for her son's this weekend and wanted an extra special reptile themed cake to go with.

Design was left to me - just to include reptiles and a special request for my red-eyed tree frog!

I wrapped a giant scaly fondant snake around the base of the cake. I handpainted his skin in shades of russet and gold. This was eerily real while making and was a little freaky. I then had a red-back spider climb up the middle tier with some grubs coming out of the dirt. The top tier was all about the red-eyed tree frog!

I handpainted the grass around all the tiers and decided to include 3D reeds for added texture. The reeds are just floral wire. I was going to cover in green fondant, but why really??! Even after all that, I felt it needed something a little extra - so I had cascading leaves over the cake - done!

All components of the cake are handmade and completely edible - except for the wire reeds!The cake is chocolate mud cake with dark chocolate ganache.

Looking down over the creepy reptiles!

The red eyed tree frog

The red back spider
Happy Birthday!


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