I used 2 classic white cake mixes and added orange food coloring to make the Nemo and Friends Birthday Cake orange. I used blue food coloring for the buttercream icing. My son really loved the contrast and uniqueness of his cake. I used clip art of Nemo and friends for all of the images.
I enlarged Nemo and traced his image onto wax paper and then cut it out and used toothpicks to outline him onto the iced cake. I used a #18 tip to starpoint his entire image onto the cake where I wanted it. I made smaller images and printed 2 of each out-one as is and one rotated 180 degrees. This gave the 3D effect when I glued them together on each side of the toothpick. I placed the friends images where I liked them on the cake with Dori and Marlin by Nemo.
I used various tips and food colors to create the coral and reef coming onto the cake from the base of the "sand". The sand was made by crushing up graham crackers in the food processor. I finished by using blue sprinkles on top to give the "bubble effect". My son loved the shimmering and all of his favorite characters "jumping" above the cake.
This Nemo And Dory Birthday Cake wwas made for my 3 year old twins. I always like to make them 2 separate cakes, but of the same theme.
When they were one, I made Noah's Ark with the animals coming two by two. The pictures of that one are too embarrassing to put up!
Then when they were two, they had Dora and Boots. That nearly had me in tears making those, since I am not a professional cake maker or decorator.
But by year 3, I am getting the hang of things and I am actually quite proud of my efforts this year. I hope you like them.
Since their third birthday, I have set up a "mumpreneur" business in Spain called www.somethingcakey.com making edible cake toppers. Problem solved making novelty cakes out of my depth!
Although, that said, I have quite got into making their cakes each year so I think I will still be carrying on the family tradition of a fabulous (or not so fabulous) homemade novelty cake but having some photo cupcakes for the birthday party too. The kids love them with their own pictures on!
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For my son's 4th birthday at school, he asked for a Finding Nemo birthday cake. I made this cake using one white and one chocolate cake baked in a 10 in round pan. I stacked the cakes on top of each other with orange flavored and colored butter cream icing in between.
I then iced the cakes and added the blue fondant to cover the cake. This was a little difficult since the cake was so tall. I had to roll the fondant out several times before I got it right. I rolled the fondant up around my rolling pin, making sure I had powdered sugar to keep it from sticking, and then placed it over my cake.
Then I cut off the excess. Then I molded the Nemo and Sea Creatures with colored fondant. I let Nemo and the Sea Creatures dry over night. I did attach the green Sea Weed/Grass as soon as I cut it out. I made edible glue with Tylo Powder and used a very little bit to attached everything.
The cake was a big hit at school and most importantly, Jacob loved it.