One of my daughter's fellow dance classmates was having a 7th birthday and her mother wanted a special Dolphin Cake Design, as her daughter LOVES dolphins. Her family are bilingual, hence the "Happy Birthday" on one side and "Feliz Cumpleanos" on the other.
We came up with this design. I formed the dolphin out of Rice Krispy treats the night before. Then I covered it with buttercream and fondant. I also made the little sea creatures out of fondant the night before.
I filled and assembled the bottom and top layers (being sure to support the top layer with wooden dowels.) After frosting it smooth with buttercream, I began to add the fondant decor (starting with the water)
I crushed graham crackers for the sand around the top of each layer. I painted the dolphin (with Wilton food coloring) after it was completely assembled on top of the cake. I used a star tip to make the waves around the dolphin and added some blue sprinkle/shimmer.
The little girl and her whole family were so pleased, not only with the design, but the taste of the cake. The kids even ate the rice krispy dolphin!
I made this cake for my niece's 10th birthday. She is crazy about dolphins and asked her mom for a homemade dolphin birthday cake for her party.
I started with four 9x13 cakes (two yellow, two chocolate). I iced it with blue buttercream and chocolate frosting. I made sand with vanilla wafer crumbs and granulated sugar (I thought graham crackers made sand that was too dark).
The dolphins, girl (my niece), fish and bucket are made from fondant. The pier is chocolate covered pretzels. I stood the girl up with toothpicks and the jumping dolphin with a plastic party skewer (I found a blue sparkly one that blended in better than a bamboo skewer). The dolphins around the edge of the cake are candy melts, tinted gray and poured into a mold I found at a cake supply store. The letters on the cake are also candy melts poured in a mold, then covered in the darker "sand" from graham cracker crumbs. The best part was surprising "the dolphin lover (TDL)" at her party with her special cake.
I made this Dolphins at the Beach Cake for my sister who loves Dolphins. This is the first cake I made with MMF. I don't really ever bake and my family would just laugh at me when I did. This cake was very fun to make and now I just want to bake cakes all the time.
I used two boxes of French Vanilla cake mix and filled it with Hersheys Chocolate Frosting. I made the Wilton Buttercream Frosting recipe for the rest the cake. I don't usually like buttercream, but that is really good! I made homemade Marshmallow Fondant and colored it with regular food coloring except it was neon colors. All the figures and water on the cake are MMF.
I did plan on covering the whole cake, but did not have enough. Next time I will make extra. I used brown sugar for the sand. I got a lot of idea's from this site and looking at beach pictures.
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This Dolphin Cake was my (twin) son's second birthday cake. My husband and I usually put in a lot of effort into these cakes! The dolphin was my husbands' artwork, while I was attending to the butterfly.
I usually use Nigella's buttermilk cake recipe. It is moist and sturdy - perfect for cutting out. I always use gel of powder colouring, it gives a much better colour.
Like with my other cakes I design, print and laminate a picture which I stick to a thick board. In this case I've added some laminated shells and fishes and stuck them to some asetate to give a 3D effect.