Meet Mortimor Frog...in cake form. For her third birthday, our youngest daughter requested a frog cake. Now, this is not just ANY frog, but the cartoon frog that her dad has been drawing for 23(ish) years. Of course no cake pan exists for this specific design, so we had to improvise.
We used a sheetcake, and cut around the the edges with a knife for shape. The eyes are cupcakes. The star tip works great for the rough edges left behind from cutting, but you could also do a crumb coat (thin layer of frosting) throw the cake in the freezer for a bit, and then frost again (thus sealing the crumbs in the crumb coat!).
To view more about Mortimor Frog, check out his home at www.amphibian.com