Mouths will water at this beautiful birthday cake.
- 2 – 8” cakes, any flavour
- 3 cans vanilla icing
- Pink, orange and green gel food colouring
- Chocolate chips
- 1–5” white taper candle
- Black Model Magic
- 1–5” piece copper wire
- Black paint
- Glue gun and glue
Prep and Cook
- 1Bake cakes as per recipe or package directions.
- 2Tint one can of frosting using the pink and orange colouring (equal amounts of each until you reach the desired colour).
- 3Tint one can of frosting using the green colouring.
- 4Set aside ¼ cup of the white icing. Place one cake on a cake board and cover with ½ cup of white frosting. Top with the second cake, and frost the outside (top and sides) with the remaining white icing.
- 5Frost the sides of the cake with the green icing. Once it's spread smoothly, run a palette knife or the back of a spoon up the sides of the cake to create parallel lines that mimic those on watermelon skin.
- 6Using the pink/orange frosting, spread it over the top of the cake leaving a ½ border of white icing visible.
- 7Place the reserved white icing in a piping bag or zip-top bag and cut a small hole in the end. Pipe a border around the exposed white icing on the cake.
- 8Decorate the top with chocolate chips (watermelon seeds) and insert the ant candle.
- 9For each ant, use the black Model Magic to make one small and two oval beads, approximately ½ inch in length. Allow the beads to dry for at least 24 hours.
- 10Paint the copper wire black. Once dry, cut it into 10 pieces, ½ inch long each.
- 11To connect the body, insert one piece of wire into one of the oval beads leaving half of the wire exposed. Place the second oval bead on top of the wire and press down to connect the two together. Repeat with another piece of the wire and the round bead (head).
- 12Using the remaining pieces of wire, insert two into the round bead for the antennas, and other six into the body for the legs.
- 13Using a glue gun and hot glue, attach the ant to the candle. Or look for a small plastic ant in the dollar store.