I was born in Louisiana into the LeBlanc family. With a grandmother who spoke French and a Dad who took us often to the "camp" on The Big Alabama Bayou in the Atchafalaya Basin.
I don't think you can get much more Cajun or swampy than that.
When a friend asked if I could please do a swamp themed cake and
then sent me pictures of aligators
I could not help myself.
Limited time to get it done... I let go of my visions of cypress trees with moss hanging down and murky swamp water and the flat bottomed boats and the Evenrudes of my youth and kept the cake somewhat simple
As you can see...
I made a fondant wrapped Rice Krispy alligator
in a gumpaste cat tail swamp.