Ice the top in green. I color my icing with AmeriColors soft gel paste. Don't worry about getting it super smooth, as we will add some "grass" later on.
Using a piping tip, pipe in a lake in blue icing -be as messy as you like, I'll show you my trick to smooth it out!
First, get a small paintbrush. A small, cheap-o craft one will do -just make sure it has not been used for paint! Then get a glass with some HOT water. Now just dip the brush in the hot water (shake off excess water) and "paint" the icing to smooth it. I smoothed the edges too -to make it look more like a shore.
Then use a grass tip to cover the top of the cake in grass. I started at the edges and worked in from there so the "grass" overlaps.
Then I whipped up a batch of Rice Krispie squares... but instead of pressing them into a pan, I sprayed a cookie sheet with Pam and molded them into some mountains to go around the cake (I just let the mixture cool off a bit and used my hands to shape the mountains).
I mixed up some gray icing and put it on the mountains. The great thing about making mountains is they are not expected to be smooth, which makes decorating them super easy and fast!
Sadly, my mountains were not tall enough but I didn't want to make another batch on Rice Krispie squares so I cheated and bought a box. Cut them all in half and put them around the base of the cake. I had to stack them 2 high to make the mountains as high as I wanted. Just stick them down with some icing and use some in between. Then frost the outside edge and stick the mountains on top.
I do have to admit, though, that I ran out of Rice Krispie squares but was too lazy to make more or go out and buy more, so I improvised. I cut up an egg carton and used that for part of the underneath parts. But it got the job done!
And another little touch. Thanks, Mom, for telling me about these cool chocolate "rocks" at the Bulk Barn!
But still kind of boring until....
you add the DRAGON and CANDLES!!
It was a big hit! Happy Birthday, my sweet boy!
The Rice Krispies with frosting were really good too! I am almost tempted to just make birthday cakes entirely out of Rice Krispies from now on -ALMOST.
*** Stay tuned for part 2***
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