Introduction: Alligator Cake

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This is a cake I made for my son's birthday

Step 1: Stuff You Need

food coloring
paper template

Step 2: Make Your Template

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Draw out what you want to make... in this case an Alligator.
Make sure it fits in the pan.
Figure out how many cakes you need.
Bake your cakes

Step 3: Claws and Teeth

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I like to use mini marshmallows
Snip them with scissors, then let them dry overnight.
Put them in the fridge to make them easier to work with.

Step 4: Get Your Icing Together

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Depending on your colors, put some food coloring in a tub of Betty Crocker icing
I use a tube to put the icing on.
Sometimes you can buy the tubes of icing with the nozzle kits.

Step 5: Cut Out the Cake

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Here's the tricky part. Put your paper template over the cake and use a bread knife to cut out your shapes.

Step 6: Time to Decorate

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You can either spread the icing on (I like to do that with the base) or pipe it on.

I like to use the tubes for details. Usually the black blue and reds.

Black doesn't taste very good... so avoid Darth Vader cakes.


selaheedavis (author)2015-11-06


radioactivedog (author)2008-03-30

Here are some of my older cakes... sorry, no instructables for those, just final products:

drascombe (author)radioactivedog2009-01-04

that is a good R2-D2 cake

wow radioactivedog, awesome cakes!

This is SO cool you should enter those annual cake contests!!

Nice! Very detailed too.

lbaran (author)2008-04-15

Very cute! I think the gummi fish make it just perfect.

radioactivedog (author)2008-04-10

You can also sprinkle them with icing sugar to make them less sticky.

canida (author)2008-04-09

Awesome. Loved the gummi fish detail!
Check out the Cake Contest.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-30

Nicely done! That looks delicious, and very well done, great job, I bet your son loved it. I hope to see more from you! +1 rating.

All the kids liked it. The gummy fish inside were a hit!

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-03-30

Nice! looks good. Have you seen my robot one?

Yup... that was a nice one.

Brennn10 (author)2008-03-30


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