Let us eat frog.
To celebrate the Biology class upcoming dissecting experiments, I decided to make this.
This is what I needed the fondant help for. It was easier than I thought. The frog did not come out as well as it did in my head, but it isn’t too bad for a beginner. 🙂
Some of you are probably thinking, “that is really disgusting”. I want to remind you that I lost 1st place in disgusting blog photos after Melanie revealed her real kids. Yep, you won’t complain about my photos again. 😀
Cindy suggested I use Rice Krispies instead of a cake mix and I am so glad she did. It was easy to mold and I dyed it pink for an extra touch. 🙂
I let the krispie frog set for an hour or so and then put a thin layer of white store-bought icing, dyed pink. Hmmm, this dead pink frog is reminding me of Chocolatechic. Is this happening to anyone else?
When I had the time (LOL), I got out the Fondant to work with it. I added extra green dye, to get a nice dark green frog. For a while I thought I added too much and the frog would be black. I know dead dried up frogs turn black (I know this because I took a picture of one), but juicy dissectable frogs are still green. Yes, you needed to know that.
It all worked out and I had no problem transferring the fondant on top of the krispie frog. The powdery white stuff is powdered sugar.
I gently mold the fondant around the krispies, pulling here, tucking here, gasping there, saying NO DON”T DO THAT in another area. All in all, it turned out well.
Here I have taken a small amount of water on a brush, per Cindy’s instructions, and brushed over the fondant. It got rid of the powder and gave it a nice shinny look. I was pleased with it. Don’t look too closely at the feet, ok? I’m not an artist.
The frog needed to dry out some, so I left it for a couple of hours. I went back to the fondant and started making pieces-parts. I know it isn’t to scale, it is what it is. I have four very clean unused T-pins to place on the four corners of the skin that is cut open, but they are at the co-op. I’ll have to add those later.
I think the kids will like it.
Does anyone want a piece of this krispie frog? I hear frogs taste just like chickens. 😛