She writes: ‘Ok he’s done! Meet Beardy the bearded dragon.
‘[I used] 2.5 x Coles mud cakes slices, ready to roll white fondant, 2 silver sugar balls coloured with edible black pen and food colour powder (yellow, orange, blue, green- cream would have been great but they didn’t have any).
‘I bought brown liquid dye, but didn’t use it as I wanted to just dust colour him.
‘No cake making tools just rolling pin, paint brushes, pen (no ink), tweezers and about 5hrs ha ha.’
Revealing that the creation was her fourth mud cake hack, Samantha said she couldn’t wait to see her son’s reaction.
‘7th birthday tomorrow,’ she adds, ‘I’m so excited to see his face.’
So amazing! Posting various photos of her creation in the making, you can see Samantha moulded the Coles mud cake slices into the shape of a lizard before covering it with the rolled-out fondant.
Samantha then used the other end of a paintbrush and a pen - with no ink! - to create the dots in its skin, and ‘pointy tweezers’ to make the spikes.
She says: ‘I made the areas I needed raised spikes thicker fondant so I could pinch and flick it up a little.’
To colour the lizard, Samantha used dry food colouring powder and a brush to ‘paint them on dry.’
She explains: ‘I mixed them with the dry brush first and that made them powdery
I wanted a matte look without moisture where I might loose texture or break the fondant.’
Samantha was blown away by the amazing response her cake received from her fellow Woolies/Coles Mudcake Hacks group on Facebook, admitting that it ‘made me cry, literally.’
Said one fan: ‘That is a work of art...amazing 👏’ Added another: ‘OMG I thought he was real. So talented 😍😍’
Said a third: ‘This is the best hack of all time!’
Added another: ‘WOW!! That is so so clever! I really had to look because I thought it was a real 🦎’
Said one more: ‘Glad you posted the progress photos! You wouldn’t believe it was a cake if you didn’t!’
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