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

radioactivedog (author) 7 years ago
Here are some of my older cakes... sorry, no instructables for those, just final products:
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.
lbaran7 years ago
Very cute! I think the gummi fish make it just perfect.
radioactivedog (author) 7 years ago
You can also sprinkle them with icing sugar to make them less sticky.
canida7 years ago
Awesome. Loved the gummi fish detail!
Check out the Cake Contest.
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.
radioactivedog (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
All the kids liked it. The gummy fish inside were a hit!
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Nice! looks good. Have you seen my robot one?
radioactivedog (author)  LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Yup... that was a nice one.
Brennn107 years ago