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Coolest Aquarium Birthday Cake 15

by Nicole B.
(Houston, TX)

Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake

Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake

This Aquarium Birthday Cake is so far my most ambitious creatively and proudest cake thus far. Everything is homemade with the exception of the "plants" which are cuts from faux single stems from my local craft store. The "aquarium" is two metal photo frames with the glass removed, plexi-glass and window screen on top all hot-glued together.

The characters are hand-sculpted from Play-doh and hang with fishing wire from the screen above. The cake is a two layer that when cut open, mimics Nemo's stripes with an orange pumpkin bread layer on bottom, a thin layer of chocolate frosting, white cake layer on top and then the chocolate frosting again. Atop the icing is chocolate rocks pressed in to look like the gravel found on the bottom of a real tank. (Rocks can be bought at NationwideCandy.com)

The cake itself needs to be put in the fridge overnight to harden the frosting with the rocks in place.

All of my guests loved this especially since some of them never even realized it was the cake until we went to blow out the candle!

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Coolest Fish Tank Birthday Cake 16

by Katherine
(Northern VA)

Homemade Fish Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Fish Tank Birthday Cake

I made this Fish Tank Birthday Cake for my best friend’s birthday. She LOVES fish and has like six different fish tanks. So I thought it would be cool to make a Fish Tank Birthday Cake for her. I wanted to make a cake she wouldn’t forget.

This cake is all eatable. I made it in a regular rectangle cake pan. It is a funfetty cake. The icing is vanilla dyed blue with food coloring. The gravel at the bottom is Nerds. The fish and eel are gummies and the bubbles are the circle candy that comes in lines on paper, I don’t remember the name. The turtle and plants are gel icing and the leaves on the plant are spearmint leaves.

The castle is strawberry cookies with gel icing to decorate. I got most of the things on the candy and baking isle of the local grocery store. It was easy and fun to make. The whole decorating process took about an hour.

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Coolest Aquarium Cake 32

by Lily M
(Middletown, CT, USA)

Aquarium Cake

Aquarium Cake

I made this aquarium cake as a direct representation of an actual tropical fish aquarium that my friend has. It was made on a college campus with supplies from the campus grocery store, my personal tools, and a lot of pre-planning.

The fish are made of various kinds of candy, the gravel is cookie crumbs and granola as well as jelly beans. The cake is made to be looked at all 4 sides---the sides have snails like the real aquarium, the bottom has gravel, and the top has a black aquarium cover made from Oreos.

The lights themselves on the aquarium I tried to copy are blue and white, which is why I chose those colors for the candles. The clown fish are named Sam and Joey. The cake itself is a layer cake made from box yellow cake mix with lemon juice and lemon rind added to it and then vanilla frosting with lemon extract in between.

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Coolest Aquarium Birthday Cake 19

by Karen K.
(Nashville, TN)

Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake

Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake

Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake
Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake
Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake
Homemade Aquarium Birthday Cake

I made this aquarium birthday cake in celebration of my daughter's first birthday. We got the idea from other photos on your website and after visiting the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga TN.

The water is a thin layer of blue frosting over an aluminum foil covered board about 2x3 ft. The body of the fish is made from a round spring form pan and the fins and tail from a square pan cut into sections. The scales are sliced strawberries and the big red lips are a strawberry cut in half placed on yellow frosting.

The eye is an open Oreo cookie and an M&M. Swedish Fish are swimming through the green frosting seaweed. The bubbles are mini cupcakes. And the colored sprinkles add color and texture to our fun deep water aquarium scene.

It didn't take much time to do this fun project that added lots of fun and enthusiasm to our special day!

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