Two of Mikayla's favorite things right now are peace signs and frogs. In fact, she just chose a geocaching name and it is PeaceGreenFroggy. That is also what she chose for the theme of her birthday party.
After making her a Barbie cake and a dog-shaped cake for two different birthdays, my first thought was, "Yeah! Peace signs are round!
Here's what I came up with...
First I frosted the cake with white buttercream frosting. Next I piped on the peace sign outline with store bought icing in a can that came with decorator tips. That didn't go so well. I like using the frosting bags and decorating tips a lot more. Finally, I dropped drops of food coloring directly on the cake and used a fork to spread out the coloring.
Here's what I came up with for the frogs. These were very easy!
Green frosting. Cut marshmallow in half. Put the sticky side of the marshmallows up and stick a chocolate chip to them. (I think M&Ms would work better, but I used what we had.) Pipe on red mouths.
I don't know what it is about decorating Mikayla's birthday cakes and cupcakes, but I really enjoy it. It's turned out to be a nice tradition!