It’s Actually Very Delicious Being Green
Editors Note: I’ve been begging Mo Green to send me one of her creations for as many months as ES has been around. I guess she wanted to save her first entry for her very own birthday cake. Happy Birthday, Mo! And, yes, for her 27th birthday she baked herself a Kermit the Frog Cake.
Kermit the Frog Birthday Cake
2oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/4 lb. butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup ice water
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and lightly flour cake pan (I recommend shortening instead of butter.)
Melt the chocolate in a small pot or bowl over simmering water; set aside to cool.
Cream the butter then slowly beat in the sugar and beat until light. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Add the chocolate and combine thoroughly.
Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together and then add to the first mixture and blend. Add the water and beat until smooth.
Let the cake cool in the pan before turning out onto the cooling rack.
Let the cake stand for about 1 hour before icing it.
**Continue reading for frosting directions and Q&A with Mo Green the Baker**
3/4 cup butter (softened)
9 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Food coloring – red, yellow, blue
Beat butter smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar beating well. Slowly beat in 1/4 cup of milk and the vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining cups of powdered sugar.
You can add more milk to get a creamier icing.
Since I needed a lot of colors I divided the icing into different bowls then added the food coloring accordingly. The brown color wasn’t really coming together with the red-blue-yellow combo, so I’d suggest buying chocolate fudge icing.
Editors Note: As I know absolutely nothing about baking, I had a few follow up Qs for Mo Green via gchat. If you’d like to make a complete meal, please see her husband’s fish dish, the original gchat post.
gansie: cake was awesome
how did you draw kermit?!?!
mo green: i just bought a star shaped cake pan and then looked at a pic of kermit
gansie: so you just drew that free hand?
mo green: yup
gansie: fucking A
what instrument did you use?
mo green:i used a cake decorating kit
it comes with bags and tips
you fill the bag with icing and then use the tip to make the star shapes
and how long did that take you
mo green: about 1 hour to prepare the cake mix and then about 1/2 hour to decorate
gansie: any special tips w/ how to decorate, like not filling the bag all the way or something like that
i have no idea what Qs to even ask!
mo green: no more than 2 cups of icing in the bag
before decorating make sure you squeeze the icing to the tip to get all the air out
gansie: how’d you get all the different food colors?
mo green: i mixed the colors
i kind of just kept adding different colors until i got what i wanted
i started with blue, red and yellow
was there a method
i’d love to share that w/ our readers
mo green: nope just luck
gansie: well, that cake looks so fucking ridiculous
mo green: it’s delish
gansie: i’d kill that cake for dinner tonight
mo green: aaaaahhhhhhhh