This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by rbrande from Chandler, Arizona: An easy jungle cake with yummy chocolate animal decorations.
Bake cake in two 8 inch pans, according to box directions. Allow to cool. Tint frosting with green gel food coloring to desired tint. Stack cakes on top of each other frosting top, middle and sides.
Making the decorations: place animal images on cookie sheet. Place a sheet of waxed paper over images. Place the brown chocolate wafers in a decorator bag and microwave according to package directions. Snip the point of the bag and using the melted chocolate trace the outlines of the characters. Fill in the animals using the same technique with the different colors. Place in the fridge to set the chocolate, about 5-10 minutes
For the palm trees put the pretzel rods on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Freehand the palm leaves with the green melting chocolate. Place some banana runts on the chocolate. Let set up in the fridge. Once your decorations are hard. Place them on and around the cake as desired."