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Cheeky frogs in a pond

cheeky frogs in a pond
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Butter cream


1.Make jelly according to packet directions, pour into 3-litre dish (12-cup) dish; refrigerate until set.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease five holes of a 6-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) standard muffin pan.
3.Make cake according to directions on packet. Drop 2½ level tablespoons of the mixture into each greased hole; bake about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
4.Level cake tops so they are the same height. Turn cakes cut-side down; trim cakes to give a rounded appearance
5.To make butter cream; beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Tint the butter cream a medium green colour. Use three-quarters of the butter cream to spread over the rounded tops of the cakes.
6.Secure mini M&M’s to peppermints with a little butter cream; position on frogs for eyes. Trim, shape and position thin strips of licorice strap to make mouths; position red Smarties to make tongues. Decorate frogs with more mini M&M’s.
7.Trim each biscuit carefully into the shape of a lily pad, using the picture as a guide. Tint remaining butter cream a darker green; spread over one side of each biscuit, scrape away any excess butter cream from around the sides of the biscuits. Top each biscuit with a frog. Use decorating gel to outline top of each lily pad.
8.Place the frogs on the set jelly; decorate the pond with the flowers.

We used a 35cm x 45cm oval plastic serving platter for the pond; a shallow cake pan, baking dish or shallow casserole dish would also work, depending on the number of frogs you need for the party. You will have about 1 cup of cake mixture left over ­enough for another five frogs.


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