froggy cake ๐Ÿธ 

today i begin work on the froggy cake!

as stated in a previous toot my plans have deviated slightly - iโ€™m still doing a pistachio cake but i wanted to do a cream cheese frosting because i thought it would go well. so iโ€™m doing that instead of a lemon filling.

today i am going to make the cake, and do the first part of frosting it, and i think tomorrow i will do all of the decorating! it depends how i feel but i think itโ€™s best to split it across two days.

stay tuned! ๐Ÿธ

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ 

ok got all my ingredients measured out and ready to go! just waiting for the butter to soften just a little bit more

but this is always so satisfying to me, to have everything weighed out in their little bowls. nothing fancy, i just use regular bowls for the most part, or our pyrex tupperware lol, but it still looks nice

in a few hours all of this will be cake!! wild!!

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ 

tins loaded up and going in the oven! i have extra batter so iโ€™m gonna make some cupcakes too :3c

the batter tastes SO good i canโ€™t believe iโ€™ve never made pistachio cake before considering itโ€™s one of my favorite flavors

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cakes are out and cupcakes are in! i managed to get 8 cupcakes with the leftover batter so iโ€™m gonna share with our favorite neighbors across the street.

the cakes are leveling off quite nicely so idk how much iโ€™ll need to trim them which is nice but also i wanted cake trimmings lol

the plan for the rest of the day is:
- let these cool
- make frosting
- inside and crumb coat (and the cupcakes) with white frosting
- dye the rest of the frosting blue for the outside of the cake

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crumb coat! which shhh i have never done before but letโ€™s pretend i know what iโ€™m doing. the cake is now in the fridge to firm up a bit before the blue frosting gets made and applied

also the cupcakes that astrid decorated for the neighbors (and the one sloppy cupcake frosted with scrapings from the bottom of the mixing bowl that iโ€™m about to eat)

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hard to take a pic bc of how my kitchen lighting is but this will be the outside of the cake! i wanna let it firm up a bit since cream cheese frosting softens SO easily. i knew that was gonna be my biggest challenge with this cake (aside from the decorating since we all know i am not a decorator lol)

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an attempt was made lmao

i desperately want to be able to make perfectly smooth cakes but i just donโ€™t have the right tools

also i think itโ€™s leaning slightly (not visible from this angle) but itโ€™s FINE!!

i do think when i do the piping tomorrow it will look Alright. i might even be able to claim the texture was for Artistic Reasons lol. for now i am calling it a night and tucking this baby into bed (the refrigerator)

to be continuedโ€ฆโ€ฆ

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ 

trust the process i cry over and over again, rocking in the cornerโ€ฆ.

ANYWAYโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

i have bags of the green chilling to make piping and shaping the frogs easier since the first batch was a bitโ€ฆ. melty lol. iโ€™m about to make the yellow because i will need that to chill before i can use itโ€ฆโ€ฆ

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ 

letโ€™s hope some of these are viable frog lumps lol

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froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

holy shit i am DONE!!!

iโ€™m not 100% happy with how this turned out but i am also being really hard on myself. this is the first time i have ever decorated a cake like this !!! and only my second time piping lol. so i guess all of that considered, itโ€™s not badโ€ฆ.

i did learn a lot, and if anything i am now more serious about getting proper tools and practicing my piping more so i can make more cute cakes!

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froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / some stats 

time:
- spread across two days
- spent ~8 hours yesterday baking and assembling
- spent ~3 hours decorating today

the cake:
- 5 layers
- 6 inches around
- 2 cups of pistachios shelled by hand

the frosting:
- 2 lbs of cream cheese
- 1 lb of butter
- 4 lbs of confectioners sugar

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because everyone likes to see the inside of cakesโ€ฆ..

itโ€™s so good! the cream cheese was a good choice bc it balances nicely with how sweet the cake is. i will definitely be making this flavor cake again in the future ๐Ÿฅฐ

(astrid requested to eat the littlest frog lol)

re: froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade omggg it came out so cute!! honestly I like how you can see the frosting-smoothing on the blue, it makes it look like moving water

re: froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@woomy ty!!! that was unavoidable bc of the tools i have but tbh i was hoping it would look kinda like that!!

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@shade this looks absolutely adorable!!!! great work ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™

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@drybonesofficial ahh ty skelly!!

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@shade it's really cute!

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@Louisa tysm!!!!! this is nice to hear from u bc ur cakes always look sooo good haha

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@shade you're so cool this cake is so cool!!

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@penny aww ty!!! ๐Ÿ–ค

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@witchfynder_finder ahh ty!!! ;_;

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@shade happy lil frogs!

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@infernusgoatus ๐Ÿธ

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade so cute, I love the little frog faces :)

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@bright_helpings tysm!! me too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@shade This is awesome!

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@pilum thank you!! ๐Ÿ–ค

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@orbal_exhaustion ahhh tysm!!! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ–ค

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade !!!!!!!!!!!!! this looks absolutely incredible!!!! the frogs are so cute too!

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@variance ty aster!!!!!! ๐Ÿ–ค

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade yesss! Itโ€™s adorable!

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@dreadpirateyarr tysm!!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ–ค

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade this is amazing and gorgeous and I would be totally over the moon if this cake had been made for me ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿธ

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@bouncinglime youโ€™re too kind, ty!!! i hope one day someone makes a froggy cake for u ๐Ÿ–ค

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade this is AMAZING!!!

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@courtney tysm!!

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@shade i love them

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@magicalmilly ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ–ค

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@shade incredibly adorable

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@mood ty! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ–ค

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade oh my gOSH HOW PRECIOUS

froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@hammerhead ty london!!! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ–ค

re: froggy cake ๐Ÿธ / final form 

@shade This is so cute, the grass and cattails keep drawing my eye I just love them

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