My daughter wanted a Nemo Birthday Cake so I decided to get creative. I used a 13x9 cake pan and just looked for pictures on the internet of Nemo, but the best picture I found was on the movie itself. She really liked the cake.
I cut out the shape of a fish and used the extra cut away pieces to make the fins. Using the Wilton gel colorings and Wilton ready to use decorator frosting I decorated it. I used the medium star tip to decorate everything except the eye and the fins. I used smooth frosting for the eye and used the pipe tip to border each color and the fins.
I used the star tip for the fins but just pulled it straight across instead of starring it. The cake was a big hit. The tail fin was completely frosting. The tip fin was made of cake.
First I found a picture from one of my son's books for this Nemo Birthday Cake Idea. I then sketched the image to the size I wanted for the cake onto some greaseproof/see-through paper.
The cake was made by using vanilla butter cake packet mix as I find the packet cakes are easier to ice than cakes that are totally home-made.
When the cake was totally cooled, I used toothpicks to secure the sketched image onto the cake and then cut around the outside edge of the design. The other outlines and details were "marked" onto the cake by inserting a skewer/toothpick at close intervals along the lines of the sketched image so that the detail of the design was left on the uniced cake.
I used vanilla butter icing tinted in the various colours to ice the cake. The black details is licorice straps cut to size.
My cousin's son was having his first birthday and Nemo was the party theme. I was going to make the cake, had some idea how I wanted it to look but knew it would take a long time. On the other hand, I did not want to make it days in advance of the party.
I decided on a sturdy 3D Nemo on a Slab cake, which would survive a car ride to the party.
I made a 16" x 16" slab cake out of Rice Krispies, covered it in blue icing, sculpted Nemo and then decorated him in the Nemo colour. All together, this Homemade Nemo Birthday Cake took 5.5 hours but the end results were FANTASTIC. My cousins and the guests were ecstatic about the cake, which was the best I've ever made!
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My friend wanted a Nemo Birthday cake for her daughter. The main body is made with a standard sponge recipe, using a heart shaped cake tin. It was then cut in half and adjusted to give them shape. Then the shape of the face was molded using marzipan and stuck to the front with jam. The rest was covered in butter icing and left over night in the fridge.
The body was covered with orange fondant pushing it into the molded face to give the definition. White stripes cut out of fondant were stuck on and black royal icing piped down the sides. The fins were made from 50/50 orange fondant and marigold petal paste, cut out. The toothpicks were pushed into the ends after drying. The toothpicks were pushed into the cake.
My daughter loves Nemo so for her 2nd birthday, I decided to make a Nemo Birthday Cake Idea for her. I bought two cake mixes and made them in a 1/2 sheet cake pan. Then I iced it with blue buttercream icing. I found a coloring page on the internet and enlarged and cut it out. Then I traced around it on the cake.
I freehanded the features and outlined them with a writing tip. Then I filled it in with stars and stripes created with the rough side of a basket weave tip. Then I took a leaf tip and made sea plants all around the sides of the cake instead of doing a border.