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An alligator cake! Scary fun!
And these represent some of the fun ideas I've been finding a lot of recently for children's birthday cakes - 3D cakes!
I really like to use 3d pans (if you have them) - but sometimes it is hard to find exactly what you want. That is the case here - a cake pan doesn't seem to exist. I've seen instructions on using different types of pans to create different shapes, but I think sometimes it might be easier to create your template of what shape you would like for your alligator, and then cut large sheet cakes into that shape.
To make the cakes in these photos, you will basically make a sheet cake and a few cupcakes, and then cut your cake into strips to create your desired shape. You'll have to use your imagination, but when you get it decorated it can be a really fun masterpiece.
I especially like this cake being a girl alligator, don't you? She's not so sinister - maybe it is the eyelashes! :-)
I could see this cake being used for creating all sorts of things - not just alligator, crocodile and dinosaur cakes, but also handbag cakes, or anywhere you'd lie that rich animal hide texture!
If you try it before I do, please let me know how it works out!
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