Wow. I’m looking at the delivery dates for this cake and the previous two (the snowmen cake and the wedding cake), and all three were delivered within a two week period. I realize this is nothing for a bakery, but this was just little ol’ me, working at night after my real job, in my tiny kitchen. I was a busy little bee.
Okay – of course there’s a story behind this one. The recipient had gone on vacation for a week in (I think) South Carolina, and he spent most of his waking hours playing golf. And yes, an alligator showed up on one of the golf courses while he was playing. He showed me a picture. So I used that for the cake.
If you look closely, you can see that the alligator has just chomped on the pole of the flag that had been marking the hole.
The cake itself is chocolate, with chocolate icing between layers. The grass is green royal icing piped with a #233 Wilton multi-opening tip (the same one I used for this Spider cake). And I sprinkled light brown sugar on top of a thin layer of wet royal icing to create the sand.
The gentleman I made the cake for kept the little alligator in a little case with his other golfing stuff. At least that’s what he told me. I have no reason to doubt it, especially since he would mention from time to time that he still had it.