Last year my little boy turned five, and for reasons known only to him he announced that he wanted a blue lobster cake. Absurd, tricky, and slathered in blue icing. This was totally up my alley.
After a bit of doodling, I figured out that I could do it with two standard round cake pans. I froze the cake after baking it so it would be easier to cut, and it still started to fall apart on me.
First, I cut very skinny moon-shaped slivers off the edges of one round, then trimmed the slightly lobster-head-shaped piece into a slightly more lobster-head-shaped piece by giving it a pointy little lobster nose. Then I trimmed roughly two-inch pieces off each end of the skinny moon-shaped slivers to make the lobster claws. The middle of the slivers became the lobster's little arms.
For the torso, I basically cut a big football shape out of the other round, but left a smaller football shape attached perpendicular to one end for the tail. Then I whacked the trimmed pieces from this round into shapes that were more-or-less little rectangular legs. Very scientific. I trimmed the pointy end of the football piece flat and did the same to the back of the head, and pieced the whole thing together. I had to hold the legs on with toothpicks, then stick it back in the freezer for a bit before I could ice it.
while it was freezing, I iced the cake pan just for the hell of it, because I had two tubs of vanilla icing and I figured one dyed blue would be plenty. When the cake firmed up I applied the base coat...
Then used blue and black gel for the details.
So there you have it. One blue lobster cake, and my first Craftster project post!