A sweet little girl I know..well not so little anymore-she just turned 10...loves turtles so I thought I'd try making a turtle shaped cake. I've never made a shaped cake before but I've layered them and decorated them before so how hard can it be, right?
Now I'm no artist when it comes to drawing but I figured it would be pretty easy. So I looked online to find some turtle cakes and came across some pretty good looking turtles..if you can even call a turtle 'good looking'..but, you get my drift. I'll post the steps of how I achieved this uh...'good looking' turtle.
Here's my final masterpiece.
I had some bananas getting pretty ripe and figured I'd make a banana cake. Mmmm I thought banana bread was good. This tops it by far. The recipe I found here.
I didn't measure the bananas I just used three because mine weren't very big. I used my own frosting recipe and just kinda made up the filling recipe. I'll post those later.
I didn't have any plates or trays big enough to hold it so I used the back of a sheet cake pan. Yup, put it straight on. Looking at the pics afterward I'm thinking I should have at least covered the pan with tin foil or something. Oh well.
I started with the frame of the turtle. A bit easier than I thought it would be.
I need to learn photoshop. That little hand is my 5 year old daughter's. Had a hard time keeping her off the cake.
The filling I used was a basic chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe with a banana blended in with it.
I should have made more to eat myself. Like a pudding or something. Banana chocolate pudding...now that is good stuff.
I figured I'd do all the light green stuff first so that I could just turn the extra into the dark green stuff to fill in the lines
Oh my, Mr. Turtle is on somethin'.
I need to work on getting the frosting smoother. But who has the time when you've got more important things to do, like...eating cake?
Once again the final deal.